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Scotland to play Georgia at Rugby Park in November

Published 08/07/2016

Scotland are returning to Rugby Park
Scotland are returning to Rugby Park

Scotland prop Gordon Reid is relishing another trip to Rugby Park after Kilmarnock was named as the venue for the November Test against Georgia.

Scotland will take on Georgia on November 26 at Kilmarnock Football Club's ground.

More than 16,000 fans watched Scotland beat Tonga there in November 2014 in the first international match involving a tier-one nation to be played on an artificial pitch.

Since then, Glasgow played on the pitch amid problems with their Scotstoun surface last season, and Warriors forward Reid is pleased to get the opportunity to return to his native Ayrshire.

Reid said: "Rugby Park is a fantastic sporting venue. Having played there both for Scotland and Glasgow Warriors, I know there's always a great buzz and atmosphere around the ground on game day.

"Personally, I really enjoy playing on the artificial surfaces which is another bonus of playing at Rugby Park. It makes for a quick game and the skill level is usually higher, so it should prove an exciting game for the fans.

"It's a great opportunity for fans in the west of Scotland to experience international rugby close to home, so we'll be hoping for another big crowd to really get behind the team in our final game of the Test series."

The Ayrshire ground is the ninth venue where Scotland have played an international fixture on home turf.

Scotland also face Australia and Argentina at Murrayfield in November.

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