It’s the first of four matches over four weekends at BT Murrayfield as Gregor Townsend’s side play for the first time since the summer tour of Argentina. The Scotland coach is expected to pick a match-day squad which is entirely home-based for the Australia game because it falls outside the international window, meaning English clubs have first call on their Scotland players.
Who: Scotland v Australia
What: Autumn Nations Series
Where: BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh
When: 5.30pm, Saturday, October 29
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
How to watch the match on TV
Amazon Prime Video has secured the rights to the Autumn Nations Series in the UK. It is the third season running that the subscription video and on-demand streaming service has broadcast the autumn internationals. Its coverage is available as a standalone service or as part of Amazon's Prime subscription.
Will there be radio coverage?
The commercial station talkSPORT has the radio rights for the Autumn Nations Series. It is available via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
What is the Autumn Nations Series?
The Autumn Nations Series is not a standalone tournament but the collective name for the international matches being played by the leading Test nations between 29 October and 26 November when the southern hemisphere’s big guns tour Europe.
Who else are Scotland playing in the Autumn Nations Series?
After Australia, Scotland will take on Fiji on Saturday, November 5 (kick-off 1pm); New Zealand on Sunday, November 13 (2.15pm) and Argentina on Saturday, November 19 (3.15pm). All games are at BT Murrayfield.
Last time v Australia
Scotland beat the Wallabies 15-13 last autumn thanks to tries from Hamish Watson and Ewan Ashman, the latter coming off the bench to make his international debut. Rob Leota scored Australia’s only try in a closely fought game. It was the Scots’ third consecutive win over the Aussies under Townsend following victories in Sydney and Edinburgh in 2017.
Paddy Power make Scotland slight favourites at 4/5, with Australia 11/10. The draw is 17/1.