Scotland vs Australia: What time does it start, what TV channel is it on and where can I watch it?

A look ahead to the Autumn International at the BT Murrayfield Stadium

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It’s a big game for…

David Pocock: With Michael Hooper first choice at openside flanker, Pocock will continue in his less-favoured position of number six. Two-time nominee for IRB International Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011, Pocock also scored in the defeat to New Zealand in last year’s World Cup Final. The 28-year-old has recently signed to play for the Panasonic Wild Knights in the Japanese league and will take a six-month sabbatical from rugby at the culmination of the Japan season in February of next year.

Best stat…

Scotland went 27 years without a win against Australia, losing 16 matches in succession between 1982 and 2009, when they finally ended the run with a narrow 9-8 victory at Murrayfield. The home side have won two of the last four matches between these teams.

Remember when…

Bernard Foley kicked a controversial penalty in the last minute of the game to knock Scotland out of the World Cup last year. Referee Craig Joubert came in for widespread criticism for the decision and even sprinted down the tunnel after blowing the final whistle. The Wallabies’ victory ensured that there would not be a single Northern Hemisphere side in the semi-finals for the first time ever.

Player to watch…

Stuart Hogg: The Scotland full-back was named Player of the Tournament at this year’s Six Nations after scoring tries against both France and Ireland. The 24-year-old will be looking to impress this autumn ahead of the Lions tour of New Zealand next summer. Hogg was the youngest player on the successful 2013 Lions tour of Australia but did not feature in any of the three Tests.

Past three meetings…

Scotland 34 Australia 35, World Cup, October 2015

Scotland 15 Australia 21, Autumn International, November 2013

Australia 6 Scotland 9, Scotland Tour of Australia, June 2012

Form guide…

SCOTLAND: LWWLWW

AUSTRALIA: WWLWLW

Vital information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 2:30pm, Saturday 12 November

TV: Live on BBC One

Referee: John Lacey

Odds…

SCOTLAND TO WIN: 10/3

AUSTRALIA TO WIN: 1/4

DRAW: 20/1

(Odds provided by SkyBet)

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