Scotland to host All Blacks in 2014

Getty Images and James Mortimer     23 Dec 2013     Getty Images

In addition to their five matches in the 2013 Six Nations Championship, Scotland will face a busy June with a four Test match summer tour.

It will comprise internationals against the US Eagles in Houston, Texas on Saturday 7 June; Canada in Toronto on Saturday 14 June; Argentina (venue TBC) on Saturday 21 June; and South Africa (venue TBC) on Saturday 28 June.

The 2014 Autumn Tests on home soil will see Scotland face Argentina (weekend of Saturday 8 November); New Zealand (weekend of Saturday 15 November) and Tonga (weekend of Saturday 22 November).

Argentina won their last clash against Scotland at the 2011 Rugby World Cup 13-12, Los Pumas ninth win in 13 Tests against the Thistles.

Scotland have never beaten the All Blacks, although in 29 Tests they have managed two draws, in 1964 and 1983.

While the Scottish have had five wins against South Africa, the Boks have been victorious 19 times, although Murrayfield saw a win against the South Africans most recently in 2010.

Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby’s Director of Commercial Operations, Communications and Public Affairs, said: “The past year has seen a cumulative attendance of more than 500,000 for our top of the bill Scottish Rugby matches and the innovations we’ve introduced to reward supporters’ loyalty – including our season pass – have proved very popular.

“We will have five home Scotland matches in the 2014 calendar year and we will be working hard – both on and off the field – to deliver a memorable day out for all Scotland supporters.”

Gavin Scott, the Scotland team manager, said: “We’re waiting confirmation from our counterparts in Argentina and South Africa as to where our Test matches will be staged.

"I know fromy my own planning trip to North America that there's a lot of excitement in both the US and Canada about our Tests there and I'm sure Scotland supporters will be out in force at all our summer Tests."