Scotland will be first to play new world champions Springboks this summer

National team will play two Test matches in South Africa on 4th and 11th July, followed by one against New Zealand seven days later

Huw Jones in action for Scotland against South Africa in November 2016. Image: Fotosport/David Gibson
Huw Jones in action for Scotland against South Africa in November 2016. Image: Fotosport/David Gibson

SCOTLAND will be the first team to face newly crowned world champions South Africa in two Test matches to be played this summer, it has been confirmed.

The games will be played in South Africa on Saturday 4th and 11th July, with exact location and kick-off time of both matches still to be confirmed. Gregor Townsend‘s team will then fly to New Zealand to play a third summer Test against the All Blacks on Saturday 18th July in Dunedin (kick-off 8.35am BST, 7.35pm local time).

It will be the first time in several years that Scotland have played the leading southern hemisphere sides on their own soil, last facing the Springboks in Port Elizabeth on tour in 2014 and New Zealand in Auckland some 20 years ago.


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David Barnes
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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Herald/Sunday Herald, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.

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