Gregor Townsend’s First Scotland Opponents Confirmed

Scotland’s first series of test matches under incoming Head Coach Gregor Townsend have been confirmed for the forthcoming summer tour this June.

The Scots will face a trio of opponents on consecutive Saturdays, starting with a historic test match against Italy in Singapore (June 10), followed by Australia in Sydney (June 17) and Fiji in Suva (June 24).

The match against Italy will be the first Tier One international to be played in Singapore and looks to build on the success of their hosting of the Sevens World Series, Formula 1 Grand Prix and Super Rugby side the Sunwolves.

Townsend, who will start his new job in May, is looking forward to a challenging tour for the Scotland squad.

“We’re pleased to confirm our 2017 summer tour will take us to Singapore, Sydney and Suva, where our players will relish the challenges presented by tough opposition, travel and climate in a concentrated and intense period of rugby.
“Touring builds strong bonds in a group and, in addition our preparation camp, this time together will be invaluable for our new coaching team as we strive to further improve the squad.”

Scotland Summer Tour

Saturday, June 10 – Scotland v Italy; Singapore National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore (kick-off TBC)
Saturday, June 17 – Australia v Scotland; Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Australia (kick-off 3pm local, 5am BST)
Saturday, June 24 – Scotland v Fiji; ANZ Stadium, Suva, Fiji (kick-off TBC)

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