Scotland confirm warm-up Tests

Date published: January 16 2015

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Scotland will take on France, Ireland and Italy as part of the team’s preparations for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced.

The four-match schedule played on consecutive Saturdays from August 15 will begin when Vern Cotter’s men travel to face Ireland in Dublin.

Back-to-back fixtures against Italy will follow in Turin (22) and Edinburgh (29), before concluding against France in Paris on September 5.

“Clearly our priority at the moment is the forthcoming RBS 6 Nations however we are pleased to confirm four matches against top quality international opposition ahead of the Rugby World Cup,” Scotland head coach Cotter told scottishrugby.org.

“The games will allow us to rotate and test a large group of players throughout these preparatory matches in what is the last opportunity for everyone to put their hand up for selection.”

Scotland warm-up Tests

Saturday 15 August: Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, kick-off tbc
Saturday 22 August: Italy v Scotland, Olympic Stadium, Turin, kick-off tbc
Saturday 29 August: Scotland v Italy, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, kick-off tbc
Saturday 5 September: France v Scotland, Stade de France, Paris, kick-off tbc

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