Scotland to play 12 international Tests in 2014 including four-Test summer tour
Last Updated: 20/12/13 11:52am
Scotland: Will play 12 international Tests in 2014
The Scottish Rugby Union have announced a demanding four-Test summer tour of North America, Argentina and South Africa next year.
Clermont Auvergne boss Vern Cotter is set to replace Scott Johnson as head coach in June so the New Zealander should be in place for the international against the United States in Houston on 7 June.
Scotland then head to Toronto to face Canada on 14 June before journeying on to Argentina and then South Africa for fixtures on 21 and 28 June respectively.
Venues for the Pumas and Springboks Tests have yet to be confirmed.
The Scots will play a total of 12 internationals in 2014. In addition to their five Six Nations fixtures and summer tour, they will face Argentina, world champions New Zealand and Tonga at home in the autumn series.
With ticket sales already well advanced ahead of the Six Nations, the SRU expects further large turn-outs for the autumn Tests.
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, added: "We're awaiting confirmation from our counterparts in Argentina and South Africa as to where our (summer) Test matches will be staged.
"I know from 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 of our summer Tests."