SCOTLAND A will play Chile in the first match of the national team’s summer tour, ahead of the three-Test series in Argentina.
The match will take place on Saturday 25th June, kicking-off at 9pm (UK time) at the Estadio Santa Laura Universidad SEK in the Chilean capital of Santiago. Broadcast details are still to be confirmed for a game that will see Chile and Scotland play each other for the first time.
Chile will use the match as preparation for their Rugby World Cup play-offs against USA after beating Canada last year in an Americas qualifying match.
“Scotland A will play the first match of our summer tour, against Chile, which will be a new challenge against a rugby nation on the rise – one that is on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup,” said national team head coach Gregor Townsend.
“Similar to the Tonga match last Autumn at BT Murrayfield, we will look to use a blend of youth and experience to start off the tour on a positive note. With the World Cup just around the corner, the four matches this summer will allow our players the chance to gain more game time and experience on the international stage.
“We always enjoy connecting with other countries and we are proud to be able to play Chile for the first time. It’ll also allow us another week to acclimatise to similar conditions that we’ll experience in Argentina such as playing at altitude and in a different time zone.
Summer Tour 2022 Fixtures
- Chile v Scotland A | Saturday 25 June 2022, kick-off 9pm (UK time) – Estadio Santa Laura Universidad SEK, Santiago
- Argentina v Scotland | Saturday 2 July 2022, kick-off 8.10pm (UK time) – Estadio 23 de Agosto, Jujuy, live on Sky Sports
- Argentina v Scotland | Saturday 9 July 2022, kick-off 8.10pm (UK time) – Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta, live on Sky Sports
- Argentina v Scotland | Saturday 16 July 2022, kick-off 8.10pm (UK time) – The Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades, Santiago Del Estero, live on Sky Sports