Confirmed: Scotland to play England in A international in June

Scotland’s A international against England next month has been confirmed.

Mike Blair will take charge of Scotland over the summer. Picture: Ross Parker/SNs

As revealed in The Scotsman last month, the two will meet in a summer fixture which is expected to feature a number of players on the fringes of the full national sides. It will take place at Leicester’s Welford Road on Sunday June 27.

The game will be followed by Test matches against Romania and Georgia on July 10 and 17 at venues to be decided. The intention is for the games to form part of a tour to Eastern Europe.

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In the absence of Gregor Townsend, Mike Blair will step up as interim Scotland head coach for the three-game programme.

Townsend will be in South Africa with the British & Irish Lions.

Blair will be joined on the tour by Jim Mallinder, Scottish Rugby’s director of high performance, Scotland forwards coach John Dalziel and scrum coach, Pieter de Villiers. Peter Murchie, the recently appointed Glasgow Warriors assistant coach, will also be on the tour.

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