Scotland to play Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Argentina in autumn series

BT Murrayfield before Scotland v Australia match in 2021 autumn internationals Scotland will play four matches at Murrayfield this autumn (Steve Welsh/PA)

Scotland will take on Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Argentina at Murrayfield in this year’s Autumn Nations Series.

Former Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie will bring the Wallabies to Edinburgh on October 29 for the first of four matches across consecutive weekends.

Australia are ranked sixth in the world, one place above Scotland, but have suffered defeat in each of their last three games against the Scots.

After Fiji visit on November 5, the All Blacks will return to Murrayfield for the first time since 2017, when Beauden Barrett denied Stuart Hogg a last-minute try in a 22-17 Scotland defeat.

Argentina, who Scotland are due to face during a three-Test summer tour in July, will close the series on November 19.

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend said: “The Autumn Nations Series provides a great opportunity for us to take on some of the leading teams in the southern hemisphere in front of our supporters as we look to improve ahead of next year’s Six Nations and the Rugby World Cup.

“We know Australia well having played them a number of times over recent years and it’s always a special occasion when they come to BT Murrayfield.

“Fiji are an exciting team to watch with their free flowing and powerful brand of rugby, and they can be one of the best teams in the world when they get their game right.

“Our contest against New Zealand will be eagerly anticipated by our supporters and players alike, providing world-class opposition. We’re really looking forward to playing them after missing out on the opportunity on two occasions over the past two years due to Covid.

“Our final fixture will be against Argentina which will be another familiar challenge for our squad on the back of this summer’s tour to South America. This final fixture means we will have played three out of the four Rugby Championship sides in a month which will be a great experience for our players.”

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