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Scotland confirm summer plans

The Scottish Rugby Union have confirmed the national team's schedule for a summer tour taking in matches against Australia, Fiji and Samoa.

Scotland kick off their tour against Australia at the Ausgrid Stadium in Newcastle, New South Wales, on June 5.

They then face Fiji in Lautoka on June 16 and Samoa in Apia seven days later.

A Scotland XV will also play New South Wales Waratahs at the Sydney Football Stadium on June 10.

Head coach Andy Robinson, who will name a 32-man squad next month, said: "This will be a tough, full-on tour and I've been pleased with the form of many of the contenders for places within both the Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors teams over the last few weeks.

"We have seen a fantastic victory by Edinburgh over Toulouse in the Heineken Cup quarter-final and Glasgow remain on course for the play-offs in the RaboDirect PRO12, having displayed ruthlessness in their win against Cardiff Blues."


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