Scotland vs South Africa

Scotland – South Africa
Test Match – 17 November 2018

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Date: Saturday 17th November 2018

Venue: BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Kick Off: 5:20pm

Referee: Romain Poite (France)

TV Coverage: Live on BT Sport and BBC Two

Scotland will face South Africa at the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on Saturday 17th November. This will be the third of four autumn internationals to be played by Scotland in 2018.

The last meeting between the two teams came during the Rugby World Cup in 2015. The Pool B match ended in a 34-16 defeat for the Scots as they were comfortably beaten by the Springboks.

Scotland and South Africa have contested a total of 26 rugby test matches since their first meeting in 1906. Scotland have won five of those matches, whilst South Africa have won 21 matches.

England vs New Zealand

Venue: Twickenham Date: 10 November Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Coverage: Radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live (build-up from 14:30) and live text commentary on BBC Sport website. Highlights on BBC Two at 19:30 GMT.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says England’s New Zealand-born flanker Brad Shields will find it “tough” playing against his native country on Saturday.

Shields played for New Zealand Under-20s but ended his hopes of a senior cap when he opted to play for England, who he qualifies for through his parents.

“He is going to be going out facing the haka, facing a team that he has always wanted to play for,” said Hansen.

“It will tug at his heartstrings, you wouldn’t be human if it didn’t.”

Shields, who won the IRB Junior World Championships in 2011 with New Zealand’s age-grade team, said earlier this week that “there are going to be some emotions, there is no hiding from that”.

Hansen found going up against his native New Zealand “pretty raw” when he worked as Wales coach between 2002 and 2004, but backed Shields to keep his emotions in check.

“I think he’ll find it tough, but he is a quality man and a good rugby player so he will deal with it in his own way,” he added.