Gregor Townsend’s side start their autumn campaign with a one-off Test against the Lelos
Scotland v Georgia live stream: How to watch
Rugby’s autumn international programme may look a little different this year given the impact of Covid, but the first of a series of Test matches over the next seven weeks takes place tonight.
Scotland face Georgia in a one-off International at BT Murrayfield (kick-off 7.30pm), with Fraser Brown captaining the Scots for the first time and Duhan van der Merwe making his Test debut.
Oli Kebble could also play his first Test from the bench, where he is joined by experienced fly-half Finn Russell, who is back in the squad after building bridges with Gregor Townsend.
Levan Maisashvili, who has moved up from assistant to head coach of the Georgia team since the World Cup, has been joined in the back-room team for this campaign by former internationals David Humphreys and Sebastien Bruno.
They have handed prop Lexo Kaulashvili his first cap at the age 0f 28 and captain Merab Sharikadze returns after a long-term injury.
The Scots have beaten Georgia in all four Tests they have played, including back-to-back home-and-away fixtures last year before the World Cup, and Townsend will be hoping his side can take that tally to five.
“Georgia provide a real test as a first-up match and we have taken the opportunity to select a side that reflects where our players are in terms of their game time this season, their current form, as well as the contributions they made during the Six Nations at the start of the year,” says Townsend.
“Georgia have a new coaching group in place and will want to put down a marker for their own campaign so we have picked as strong a squad as possible to go up against what will be a very physical and motivated opponent.”
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Scotland: Blair Kinghorn; Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, James Lang, Duhan van der Merwe; Adam Hastings, Ali Price; Rory Sutherland, Fraser Brown (captain), Zander Fagerson, Ben Toolis, Scott Cummings, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson.
Replacements: Stuart McInally, Oli Kebble, Simon Berghan, Rob Harley, Nick Haining, Cornell du Preez, George Horne, Finn Russell.
Georgia: Soso Matiashvili; Akaki Tabutsadze, Deme Tapladze, Merab Sharikadze (captain), Sandro Todua; Tedo Abzhandadze, Vasil Lobzhanidze; Mikheil Nariashvili, Jaba Bregvadze, Lexo Kaulashvili, Nodar Cheishvili, Grigol Kerdikoshvili, Otar Giorgadze, Beka Saghinadze, Beka Gorgadze.
Replacements: Shalva Mamukashvili, Guram Gogichashvili, Giorgi Melikidze, Giorgi Javakhia, Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, Gela APrasidze, Giorgi Kveseladze, Tamaz Mchedlidze.
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How to watch Scotland v Georgia when abroad
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Scotland v Georgia live stream: How to watch from the UK
The good news is that Scotland v Georgia is available on free-to-air TV in the UK. The match kicks off at 7.30pm tonight and will be shown live on ITV4.
Jill Douglas is presenting the coverage, which starts at 7pm, with Sir Ian McGeechan and Jim Hamilton providing analysis.
If you’re from the UK but are overseas when Scotland v Georgia takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.
Scotland v Georgia live stream: How to watch from Australia
For those in Australia, Scotland v Georgia (kick-off 5.30am early on Saturday morning) is live on beIN Sports 3.
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Scotland v Georgia live stream: How to watch from New Zealand
If you want to tune in to Scotland v Georgia from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 7.30am on Saturday morning on Sky Sport NZ 2 – a great way to start your weekend!
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Scotland v Georgia live stream: How to watch from South Africa
If you want to watch Scotland v Georgia from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. It kicks off at 8.30pm on SuperSport Variety 2.
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