Tonight is a momentous night in Coventry, as Australia vs Scotland, the World Cup holders.
It’s a great opportunity for Scotland to face one of the world’s best players, put themselves to the test, and put on a brave performance following their defeat against Italy.
In the second week of the Rugby League World Cup in Coventry, Australia and Scotland will square off. This is Zero Tackle’s complete guide to the game, including information on how to watch or live stream it.
The match will begin at 5:30 a.m. (AEDT) on Saturday, October 22 at the Coventry Building Society Arena. That is 7:30 p.m. local time in England on Friday evening.
The Kangaroos started their tournament with a thumping victory over Fiji. Clunky early on, the Australians, who have made numerous changes for the game against Scotland, eventually found their feet and broke the 40-point mark.
Scotland, on the other hand, had the worst conceivable start to their campaign, losing to Italy in a result that could only be described as unexpected.
Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about the game.
Australia vs Scotland information
Kick-off: 5:30 am (AEDT), Saturday, October 22
Venue: Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry
Referee: Grant Atkins
How can I watch Australia vs Scotland on TV?
The only way to watch Australia play Scotland, as with every other game at the Rugby League World Cup, will be on Fox Sports.
Live Streaming: Australia vs Scotland RLWC Live (try it free)
Their broadcast will begin on Channel 502 – also known as Fox League – at 5 a.m. (AEDT) on Saturday morning, 30 minutes before kickoff. To watch the game, you must have a current Foxtel TV sports subscription.
How to Watch Australia vs Scotland Live Online in Australia
There are two methods to watch the game live, both of which rely on Fox Sports coverage.
The first will be via the Foxtel App, which is more suited to individuals who already have a TV subscription. With a valid login, it’s included in your plan.
The other option is to use Kayo Sports, which allows you to live stream all of Foxtel’s sports packages for as little as $25 per month.
Australia vs Scotland Team News
Mal Meninga has announced his team, making a lot of alterations and bringing in a handful of NRL Grand Finalists who were rested last week. Nathan Cleary, who replaces Daly Cherry-Evans in the halves, will make his Australia debut alongside many of his Penrith colleagues, including Isaah Yeo at 13. At nine, Harry Grant gets the ball.
Scotland will be led by Super League talents such as Matty Russell, Kane Linnett, and Liam Hood in the absence of important player Ryan Brierley. Lachlan Walmsley, the reigning champion, will look to shine on the wing.
1. James Tedesco 9. Josh Addo-Carr 12. Matt Burton 10. Jack Wighton 19. Campbell Graham 7. Cameron Munster 14. Nathan Cleary 6. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 20. Harry Grant 13. Patrick Carrigan 17. Angus Crichton 21. Liam Martin 24. Isaah Yeo
Interchange: 3. Ben Hunt 15. Lindsay Collins 4. Valentine Holmes 5. Jake Trbojevic 2. Daly Cherry-Evans 22. Jeremiah Nanai
22. Alex Walker 2. Matty Russell 4. Kieran Buchanan 23. Bayley Liu 5. Lachlan Walmsley 6. Bailey Hayward 19. Calum Gahan 8. Logan Bayliss-Brow 9. Liam Hood 10. Sam Luckley 11. Euan Aitken 12. Kane Linnett 13. James Bell
Interchange: 3. Ben Hellewell 14. Kyle Schneider 15. Luke Bain 24. Dale Ferguson 18. Jack Teanby 20. Davey Dixon