Scotland’s 2018 Autumn Internationals live on BBC & BT Sport


Scottish Rugby has confirmed that Scotland’s home Autumn International matches at Murrayfield will be broadcast live on both BBC Sport and BT Sport this November.

As in 2017, both broadcasters will screen live coverage of all three of Scotland’s home Tests across its platforms, with Scotland’s away clash against Wales on Saturday, 3 November, to be shown exclusively on the BBC under its existing deal with the WRU.

Gregor Townsend’s side then return to Edinburgh a week later to host Fiji, South Africa and Argentina, with each of the home Tests shown in live simulcast on the two networks.

Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby’s Chief Operating Officer, said:

“We’re gearing up for another record-breaking Autumn Test series with bumper crowds in the capital and simulcast coverage from two of the country’s leading sports broadcasters.”

Scotland will open the autumn campaign against their Six Nations rivals and contest the ‘Doddie Weir Cup’, live on BBC One with Welsh language coverage on S4C, as both teams support the former Scotland and British & Irish Lions player who has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

The Wales game will provide Test-level build-up for the three matches at Murrayfield, which will kick-off on Saturday, 10 November against Fiji, followed on consecutive Saturdays by fixtures against South Africa on 17 November and Argentina on 24 November.

Last year’s Scotland autumn Tests at Murrayfield, which were simulcast on BBC and BT Sport for the first time, broke all recent records with a first ever three-match sell-out contributing to the past eight home Tests reaching capacity at Scotland’s biggest stadium, with this year’s series on track to once more deliver record crowds.

BBC Head of TV Sport, Philip Bernie, said:

“It’s great news that our partnership with Scottish Rugby continues to bring their Autumn Test matches to the widest possible audience across the UK.”

Simon Green, Head of BT Sport, added:

“BT Sport viewers will be in for a treat thanks to our coverage of Scotland’s Autumn internationals. This will complement our coverage of every game from the Heineken Champions Cup, alongside Gallagher Premiership Rugby.”

In addition to live coverage of all Scotland and Wales’ autumn international matches, the BBC will also show highlights of England’s autumn Tests throughout the campaign on BBC Two, as well as live coverage of the Barbarian’s clash against Argentina at Twickenham in December.


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Scotland v Fiji
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Scotland v South Africa
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Scotland v Argentina
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