Scotland success driving huge interest in autumn tests

Scotland success driving huge interest in autumn tests

Scotland will face the world’s top-ranked side, New Zealand, Australia and Samoa this November at BT Murrayfield and and supporters have already signed up for the series in record numbers.

The test against New Zealand sold by the start of July with the series finale against Australia hot on its heels.

10/10/15 RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 POOL STAGES SAMOA V SCOTLAND (33-36) ST JAMES PARK - NEWCASTLE Scotland's Greig Laidlaw (centre) celebrates his try with his team-mates

Scotland will open the three-test series against Samoa in a rematch of the nations’ Rugby World Cup 2015 pool-progression decider at St James’ Park in Newcastle, when captain Greig Laidlaw scored to secure the victory in the thrilling, eight-try encounter (36-33).

Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend said: “We’re delighted to hear about the huge number of supporters who have already committed to coming to watch the Scotland team in the autumn tests.

“We already know the team has great support but to hear of so many tickets being snapped up so early for games in November is really heartening.

“Playing in front of your home crowd is a special experience and I know the team are looking forward to running out at BT Murrayfield against world-class opposition.”

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