Scotland A to face Chile this summer

Scotland A to face Chile this summer

Scotland A will play a competitive fixture this June when they take on Chile in the first match of the 2022 summer tour, ahead of the three-test series in Argentina.

The match will take place on Saturday 25 June, kick-off 9pm (UK time) in the capital city, Santiago at the Estadio Santa Laura Universidad SEK, home of Union Espanola FC. Broadcast details are still to be confirmed for a game that will see Chile and Scotland play each other for the first time.

Chile will use the match as preparation for their Rugby World Cup play-offs against USA after beating Canada last year in an Americas qualifying match. This will be the first time Chile have played a Six Nations team in more than 60 years.

Following the match in Santiago, Gregor Townsend’s touring party will travel to Argentina for a three-test series.

Scotland A were last in action in February 2014 at Scotstoun Stadium in a match against England Saxons where Byron McGuigan scored Scotland’s only try in a 16-16 draw.

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend said: “Scotland A will play the first match of our summer tour, against Chile, which will be a new challenge against a rugby nation on the rise – one that is on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup.

“Similar to the Tonga match last Autumn at BT Murrayfield, we will look to use a blend of youth and experience to start off the tour on a positive note. With the World Cup just around the corner, the four matches this summer will allow our players the chance to gain more game time and experience on the international stage.

“We always enjoy connecting with other countries and we are proud to be able to play Chile for the first time. It’ll also allow us another week to acclimatise to similar conditions that we’ll experience in Argentina such as playing at altitude and in a different time zone."

Summer Tour 2022 Fixtures

Chile v Scotland A | Saturday 25 June 2022, kick-off 9pm (UK time) - Estadio Santa Laura Universidad SEK, Santiago

Argentina v Scotland | Saturday 2 July 2022, kick-off 8.10pm (UK time) - Estadio 23 de Agosto, Jujuy, live on Sky Sports

Argentina v Scotland | Saturday 9 July 2022, kick-off 8.10pm (UK time) - Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta, live on Sky Sports

Argentina v Scotland | Saturday 16 July 2022, kick-off 8.10pm (UK time) - The Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades, Santiago Del Estero, live on Sky Sports

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