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Scotland A resurrected to play Chile

RWC Qualification

Apologies for the pic, but we don’t have any pics of Chile playing rugby!

Scotland A will play their first competitive fixture since 2014 as a warm up on the 2022 summer tour, facing Chile in June ahead of the full XV’s three-test series in Argentina.

This will be the first time Chile have played a Six Nations team in more than 60 years and their first time playing Scotland. They will use it to prepare for their World Cup playoff against the USA, having already seen off Canada.

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.

“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.”

Gregor Townsend

Broadcast details are still to be confirmed.

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

5 Responses

  1. I’m quite looking forward to the tour after what felt like a disappointing six nations and a fizzling end to Edinburgh’s season. I’m hoping to see some of the fringe players get game time with some of the older players given a rest. When’s the squad announcement?

  2. Are we going to get the games on TV or the usual no Scotland but all others being on TV 😣

  3. Concept of Scotland “A” might be interesting on a South American tour that is likely to go ahead without our Lions players and therefore be a sort of Scotland “A” tour anyway. If treat the A team as a separate squad of players, it’s potentially a lot of folk to take on tour; perhaps SRU are trying to find a way of spending the Covid grants.

    1. I think it’s just a way of not making it a full cap international, I would suspect it will be mostly the summer tour squad players rather than taking much in the way of a whole second team.

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