Scotland to play Chile in the final match of three-match Argentina tour series

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend
Gregor Townsend claims Argentina will be a great preparation for the Rugby World Cup finals

Scotland is in discussions to play Chile ahead of their three-match summer series against Argentina.

The final details have been confirmed by Scottish Rugby, who announced the plans for their games against Pumas. They will be played on 2 July.

It stated that no formal agreement had been reached regarding the possible match in Chile.

The Argentina tour marks the first time Scotland has ever played a series of three Tests against a tier one nation.

Scotland's opening match is in Jujuy. Then, there are games on Saturdays in Salta or Santiago Del Estero. All three matches start at 20:10 BST.

Gregor Townsend, the head coach, stated: “This is an occasion for us to view our players in a traveling environment, which will be what we experience at Rugby World Cup, where we'll spend at least a whole month together.”

“We will be in a position to observe how the players perform together when they're away for so many years, which will help us greatly with our World Cup squad selections.”

“It will also give us something to work on that was identified during the previous Autumn Nations Series as well as the recent Six Nations.”

Scotland and Argentina are now in separate groups for 2023's finals, both having been in the third band of seeds.

Chile placed second in their qualifying team, behind Uruguay, and ahead of Brazil for the tournament to be held in France.

They could still qualify though, having defeated Canada in the two-leg Americas2 Repechage to earn the right to face the United States in a double-header in July.

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