18 Jul Scotland make history with second sell-out for Autumn Tests
Scotland will play in front of two capacity crowds in the forthcoming Autumn Tests at BT Murrayfield for the first time in history (Tuesday 18 July).
The national team’s third test against Australia (Saturday 25 November, kick-off 2.30pm) was confirmed as a sell-out today – a first for the fixture, some four months out from the game – following hot on the heels of the second test against New Zealand, which became the fastest-selling autumn test on record earlier this month.
Tickets are still available for the opening autumn test against Samoa on Saturday 11 November (kick-off 2.30pm), a rematch of the thrilling Rugby World Cup pool-progression decider at St James’ Park in 2015 (36-33) and a possible precursor to the World Cup in 2019.
The match will be Gregor Townsend’s first home game as Head Coach and boasts a ‘Kids for £1’ offer, where U12s attend for £1 when accompanied by an adult buying a Bronze or Silver category ticket (£15).
Townsend said: “The Scotland squad and management are hugely grateful for the outstanding and historic backing we have received from our supporters.
“It means a huge amount to everyone involved to play in front of a packed house at BT Murrayfield and we’re looking forward to getting back out there this November, first against Samoa, before taking on New Zealand and Australia.”
Supporters are advised that it’s possible a further limited release of tickets could take place in October following the booking deadlines of various stake-holders (e.g. rugby clubs) although Scottish Rugby cannot guarantee this. Supporters can join a waiting list (www.scottishrugby.org/autumn-tests-2017-waiting-list) to receive details of any further sale.