Sky Sports to show Scotland's summer tour Tests

Sky Sports will show all three of Scotland’s games during this month’s quadrangular tournament in South Africa.

Scotland’s opening game – against Samoa in Durban on Saturday (8 June) – will be broadcast on Sky Sports 2 from 1.10pm UK time and will follow on from coverage of the Queensland Reds v British & Irish Lions.

 

The next Test – against South Africa in Nelspruit on Saturday 15 June – will be shown on Sky Sports 3 with a 4pm start UK time for the programme.

The final match, on Saturday 22 June (opposition and kick-off time to be determined from the results in the preceding fortnight) at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria will also be shown live on the Sky Sports network.

A Scottish Rugby spokesman said: “It’s always important for us that Scotland supporters at home and around the world have the opportunity to watch the national team.

“I’m sure Scots will make their voices heard in the crowds in Durban, Nelspruit and Pretoria but for those at home, they’ll be able to watch the action thanks to Sky’s coverage.”

Gus Williamson, head of Rugby at BskyB, said: “Scotland rugby union fans are in for a treat in June. Not only can they follow the fortunes of Richie Gray, Sean Maitland and Stuart Hogg down under with the Lions, they can also watch all three of Scotland’s Tests in South Africa, as Scott Johnson’s side get an early look at two of the sides [SA and Samoa] that they have drawn in the 2015 World Cup. “