Season-long support rewarded as Scotland squads continue on the road

Scottish Rugby will seek to build on the success of Scotland’s viagogo Autumn Test match against Tonga at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock by taking more representative fixtures on the road in the New Year.

Recently capped Scotland #8 Adam Ashe in U20 action last year.Edinburgh, Cumbernauld, Galashiels and Dundee are set to host some of the best the nation can offer in the men’s and women’s game, continuing the trend of taking international rugby around the country.

Furthermore, as a continuation of the governing body’s family-friendly ticket-pricing policy, Scotland Season Pass holders have been given the added benefit of free access to all of the games, while the host clubs will profit from all other ticket revenue.

Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby Director of Commercial Operations, Communications and Public Affairs, said: “We are delighted to continue to take international rugby around Scotland, and repay local clubs, schools, authorities and communities for their support.

“Last month’s viagogo Autumn Test match in Kilmarnock was fantastic, and built on a number of successful outings for the senior men’s team at Pittodrie in Aberdeen and McDiarmid Park in Perth.”

He added: “For a number of years our matches have been staged around the country and we’re really pleased, once again, with the geographical spread of the coming year’s home games.

“As an extra thank you we’re also delighted to reward our record-breaking 10,000 Scotland Season Pass holders with free entry to all of the games.”

Details of how Scotland Season Pass holders can claim their free tickets will be outlined in their exclusive electronic newsletter in the coming weeks.

Taking games around the country...

The senior Scotland women’s team will take up a spring residency on the synthetic surface of Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld where they face Wales, Italy and Ireland in their home 6 Nations ties.

For the second year running, the Scotland Club XV will return to the shared floodlit home of Glasgow Hawks, GHK and the High School of Glasgow - Old Anniesland - while Netherdale, of Gala RFC, retains its place as the host club for the Scotland under-20 team for the 2015 age-grade 6 Nations championship.

Gala RFC President, Scott Dalgleish, welcomed the fixtures’ return.

Women's rugby returns to Broadwood

“We’re delighted to welcome representative games to Galashiels because it brings people to the town from across the Borders and beyond,” said Dalgleish.

“Scotland under-20 matches are open, entertaining, fluid games of rugby that are great to watch. In last year's age-grade 6 Nations Jonny Gray, Mark Bennett and Adam Ashe all played here, and have all since gone on to make their senior international debuts.

“It’s a great chance to the see the stars of tomorrow play some fantastic rugby.”

Finally, representative rugby will return to the home of Dundee HSFP, Mayfield, where Scotland under-18 will face their Irish counterparts in the second of two preparation matches (following an away fixture against England under-18) ahead of the Rugby Europe under-18 Championships in April.

Scotland representative fixture calendar:

Friday 6 February, 7.30pm
Scotland Club XV v Ireland Club XV | 
Old Anniesland
Adults £12, Under-18s go FREE

Friday 13 February, 6pm
Scotland Under-20 v Wales Under-20 | 
6 Nations Championship
Netherdale
Adults £10, over 60s £5, Under-18s go FREE

Saturday 14 February, 5pm
Scotland Women v Wales Women | 
6 Nations Championship
Broadwood Stadium
Adult tickets £5, Under-18s go FREE

Friday 27 February, 7.30pm
Scotland under-20 v Italy under-20 | 
6 Nations Championship
Netherdale
Adults £10, over 60s £5, Under-18s go FREE

Sunday 1 March, 1pm
Scotland Women v Italy Women | 6 Nations Championship
Broadwood Stadium
Adults £5, Under-18s go FREE

Friday 20 March, 7.30pm
Scotland under-20 v Ireland under-20 | 
6 Nations Championship
Netherdale
Adults £10, over 60s £5, Under-18s go FREE

Saturday 21 March, 11am
Scotland under-18 v Ireland Schools
Mayfield, Dundee
FREE to attend

Sunday 22 March, 1pm
Scotland Women v Ireland Women
| 6 Nations Championship
Broadwood Stadium
Adults £5, Under-18s go FREE