Scotland first to face Rugby World Cup winners
Scotland will be the first national team to face newly crowned Rugby World Cup champions, South Africa, on the 2020 summer tour it was confirmed today.
The back-to-back Tests on Saturday 4 and 11 July (location and kick-off TBC) will be followed by a third and final Test against New Zealand on Saturday 18 July (location and kick-off TBC), making it arguably Scotland’s toughest tour schedule of the modern era.
It will the first time in several years that Scotland have played the leading southern hemisphere sides on their own soil, last facing the Springboks in Port Elizabeth on tour in 2014 and New Zealand in Auckland some 20 years ago.
The news follows confirmation Scotland will host Argentina, Japan and the All Blacks in the 2020 Autumn Tests at BT Murrayfield later that year.
A three-match Autumn Test Package will go on sale pre-Christmas to enable fans to snap up some of the hottest tickets in the 2020 rugby calendar.
Tickets to see Scotland play at home next year are moving fast, with BT Murrayfield already a 67,000 sell-out for the 2020 Calcutta Cup match against England.
Tickets for the second home game of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations against France (Sunday 8 March) will go on public sale tomorrow (Thursday) at 10am.
2020 SCOTLAND FIXTURES
2020 Guinness Six Nations
Saturday 1 February: Ireland v Scotland; Aviva Stadium (kick-off 4.45pm GMT)
Saturday 8 February: Scotland v England; BT Murrayfield Stadium (kick-off 4.45pm GMT)
Saturday 22 February: Italy v Scotland; Stadio Olimpico (kick-off 2.15pm GMT)
Sunday 8 March: Scotland v France; BT Murrayfield Stadium (kick-off 3pm GMT)
Saturday 14 March: Wales v Scotland; Principality Stadium (kick-off 2.15pm GMT)
2020 Summer Tour
Saturday 4 July: South Africa v Scotland; location / kick-off TBC
Saturday 11 July: South Africa v Scotland; location / kick-off TBC
Saturday 18 July: New Zealand v Scotland; Forsyth Barr Stadium (kick-off 8.35am BST, 7.35pm local time)
2020 Autumn Tests
Weekend of 6/7/8 November: Scotland v Argentina; BT Murrayfield (kick-off TBC)
Weekend of 13/14/15 November: Scotland v Japan; BT Murrayfield (kick-off TBC)
Weekend of 20/21/22 November: Scotland v New Zealand; BT Murrayfield (kick-off TBC)
Scotland ticket update
2020 Guinness Six Nations - Scotland v England: SOLD OUT
2020 Guinness Six Nations - Scotland v France: public sale, 10am Thursday 21 November
2020 Autumn Tests – limited number of three-match Autumn Test Packages on sale soon
2020/21 Scotland Season Pass: renewal details will be communicated early in the New Year