Broadcast details for Scotland’s summer tour announced

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Rory Darge will be a key man for Scotland this summer. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Rory Darge will be a key man for Scotland this summer. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

ALL four of Scotland’s matches during this summer’s tour of the Americas will be shown line on TNT Sports. Meanwhile, the Chile and Uruguay games will also be shown live free-to-air on the BBC Scotland channel and BBC iPlayer.

Highlights of all matches against Canada, USA, Chile and Uruguay will be available on the Scottish Rugby website and social media channels the morning after each game.

TNT Sports will also show every Scotland game in this year’s Autumn Nations Series, against Fiji, South Africa, Portugal and Australia at Scottish Gas Murrayfield this November.


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Meanwhile, former Scotland and Team GB 7s star Ross McCann has been called up for the Americas Tour and will fly out with the squad this weekend. The 26-year-old, who is joining Edinburgh Rugby next season, was part of the GB 7s squad which missed out on qualification to this summer’s Olympics in Paris after being beaten in the final of last weekend’s repechage tournament in Monaco.

Two other Scottish members of that GB 7s squad have announced their retirement. Robbie Fergusson and Jamie Farndale are hanging up their boots after long and distinguished careers in the abbreviated game.

 

Scotland’s Skyscanner Americas Tour Fixtures:

  • Saturday 6 July: Canada v Scotland, TD Place, Ottawa (kick off 10pm BST / 5pm local) – live on TNT Sports
  • Friday 12 July: USA v Scotland, Audi Field, Washington DC (kick off 11.30pm BST / 6.30pm local) – live on TNT Sports
  • Saturday 20 July: Chile v Scotland, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (kick off 8pm BST / 3pm local) – live on TNT Sports and BBC Scotland channel
  • Saturday 27 July: Uruguay v Scotland, Estadio Charrúa, Montevideo (kick off 8pm BST / 4pm local) – live on TNT Sports and BBC Scotland channel 

 

  • Viewers can watch TNT Sports via discovery+ Premium, EE, Sky or Virgin Media TV. The BBC Scotland channel is available on channel 106 on Virgin Media, 115 on Sky, 108 on Freeview & YouView, 106 on Freesat and on the BBC iPlayer.

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10 Comments

  1. Sorry, not directly relevant to coverage but 2 bits of interesting news. Cheika appointed Leicester coach so that’s one less team to poach Smith from the Warriors. Just hope any others snooping around can be fended off, including the national set up for now at least. Also saw Hunter-Hill leaving Sarries, just hope it’s not purely due to his horrible injury laden season. Still think he has something to offer the national squad, wouldn’t mind if he was lured back north of the border though until the likes of Gilchrist and Gray retire, already fairly well stocked with locks. Hope his career picks up once fit again.

      • Definitely a good move for CHH himself and hope he does really well. I suspect that as he was often overlooked while playing well at Sarries, he’s out of favour for some reason and the move to Saints might not help much with his chances of a national squad call up. Hope he has a blisteringly good season and proves any doubters wrong.

  2. Could be worse – at least BBC Scotland are showing Uruguay and Chile games. TBH I’m happy that the others are being shown on TNT/Discovery.

    I think the SRU have clearly struggled to sell viewing rights for this to anyone (given it’s a ‘development tour’ against diddy/2nd tier nations). Sky Sports snapped up the whole summer tours for England, Wales and Ireland. But then they’re actually playing proper tours against grown up opponents – where the experience will help them dealing with the big matches in serious tournaments in future, unlike our (no pressure, no real point) Americas tour. NB – You may have picked up from the slightly ironic tone above that I’m not a big fan of the concept for our summer plan!

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    • The SRU didn’t chose this tour, its all that was left. Tours are arranged years in advance and when these came out post 2019 RWC we were at a pretty low point in the world rankings and none of the big boys wanted us to tour.
      This isn’t a strategic plan its all we could. Sitting between a RWC and a Lions tour however it does at least offer some guys a rest

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      • Personally I’m pleased we’ve got a ‘development tour’ that allows us to rest our key players who must be in line for a decent break following Lions tours, RWC’s etc – we don’t have strength in depth that other nations do & a development tour allows us to improve this whilst resting front liners like Zander, Finn & Blairhorn

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