Scotland to take on All Blacks, Boks & Samoa

Scotland have announced that they will play matches against the All Blacks, Samoa and the Springboks at Murrayfield in November.

In a year-long countdown to the 2011 Rugby World Cup, head coach Andy Robinson’s team will face the current No 1 team in the world, New Zealand, at Murrayfield on the weekend of 13/14 November.

Next up will be reigning world championships South Africa who provide the opposition at Murrayfield on the weekend of 20/21 November.

The autumn series concludes with a match against a country that has happy and fresh memories of a trip to Scotland.

Edinburgh 7s and IRB World Series winners Samoa will return in the XV-a-side arena on the weekend of 27/28 November. The venue for this match is still to be confirmed.

Andy Robinson said: “These internationals are very important and will provide us with the full-on challenge to improve that can only come from the intensity of the Test match arena.

“As a team we will strive to produce a winning performance to inspire a strong and vocal Murrayfield support.”

Scotland’s fixtures
Weekend of 13/14 November. – Scotland v New Zealand, Murrayfield
Weekend of 20/21 November – Scotland v South Africa, Murrayfield
weekend of 27/28 November – Scotland v Samoa, tbc

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