Scotland’s next generation of rugby stars will open their summer campaign against South American opposition in next year’s IRB Junior World Championships.
The IRB have announced groups for the 2013 competition and Scotland under-20 will take on Argentina first, before encounters with Wales and Samoa; a team they demolished in a nine-try victory in the 2012 event.
The Scots, under the guidance of Sean Lineen, will play their pool matches at Stade Pascal Laporte in Nantes, which hosted the Rugby World Cup in 2007.
Lineen said: “We got a lot of hard work to do and a lot games between now and the Junior World Championships but that’s a big tournament for us.
“The group will be tough as always, but the under-20 side of last year improved on their ranking and has given us a good benchmark to work from.”
“This tournament showcases some exceptional young talent from around the world and a lot of the players will feature for their senior national teams. It gives us a good indication of where we stand and what we must work towards.”
The tournament begins on Wednesday June 5, 2013 with the current holders, South Africa, facing off against the USA.
Scotland’s first fixture against Argentina will be later that same day (kick-off TBC).