Back-to-back Scots tours of South Africa

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SCOTLAND are poised for back-to-back summer rugby tours of South Africa in 2013 and 2014, ahead of their scheduled meeting with the Springboks at the 2015 World Cup.

South Africa will host Scotland, Samoa and Italy in a four-team tournament next year that will see two Tests on the same day at the same stadium, while Wales and Scotland – again – will tour the country for mid-year internationals in 2014, according to details released last night by the the South African Rugby Union.

Scotland will face Samoa on 8 June in the Mbombela Stadium in the northern city of Nelspruit as curtain-raiser for South Africa v Italy. There will also be double-headers involving the four teams at Kings Park in Durban on 15 June and Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on 22 June.

Wales will play two Tests in 2014 – at Johannesburg and Nelspruit – while Scotland will play a one-off game in Port Elizabeth.