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Scotland’s June Tour Opponents Confirmed And They’re Set To Break New Ground

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25: The Scotland team sing their national anthem prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Although the Lions’ tour of New Zealand is the biggest event on the international rugby horizon, there is plenty more summer action to get excited about.

France have a three-test tour of South Africa, while Eddie Jones and England are heading to Argentina.

Today, Scotland have announced their series of test matches for the summer, and they’ll be clocking up the air miles.

History will be made when Singapore will play host to its first top-tier test clash between Italy and Scotland on June 10.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 04:  Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw and team mates celebrate after the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Gregor Townsend, who will be taking over as head coach, will then bring the side to Sydney where they will face Australia the following week, before they head to Suva to take on Fiji to wrap up their season.

This will be an exciting time for the Scots, with the new head coach presented to experiment with the side given that some of their top players won’t be selected.

Stuart Hogg, Jonny Gray, Tommy Seymour, Finn Russell and WP Nel are all believed to be in contention to make the squad, so Townsend will be without some key starters.

While travelling to Australia and beating the Wallabies is a big ask, they have won in Oz as recently as 2012.

Via Scotland Rugby.

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