Scotland have announced they will play four games in North and South America as part of their summer tour in July. 

Gregor Townsend's men will make the trip to face Canada, USA, Chile and Uruguay across four fixtures across three weeks, starting in Ottawa and finishing in Montevideo. 

Scotland still have one more Six Nations game to come on Saturday against Ireland but the summer tests will be an opportunity for them to potentially offer chances to new players and switch things up. 

They start with a game against Canada on July 6 at TD place in Ottawa and then make the trip to Washington DC to face USA on July 12.

The last time Scotland played Canada was in 2018 and it was a 48-10 victory for Townsend's side on that day while their last fixture against USA was also on that same tour and the Americans were 30-29 victors. 

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A trip to South America will follow with Chile next on the cards and a Scotland 'A' side who included the likes of Sione Tuipulotu, Ali Price, Pierre Schoeman and Blair Kinghorn won there in 2022. That was a 45-5 victory on that occasion and all four players could be involved again this summer. 

They'll round off their tour by visiting Uruguay and it's been much longer since the two sides last met. Scotland haven't faced Uruguay since the 1999 World Cup when Townsend scored a try in a 43-12 victory. 

The South Americans were at the World Cup last year where they got one victory against Namibia and also impressed against France before losing 27-12. 

And Scotland head coach Townsend is confident the matches will be a major benefit to his side. 

He told the Scotland Rugby website:  “Having the ability to play four games on this year’s summer tour is a brilliant opportunity for us. It will enable us to spend added time working with a wider group of players, building more cohesion with our squad and also giving more players experiences of preparing for and playing Test match rugby.

“With the travel demands and contrasting styles of rugby from the four nations we face, we will be challenged on and off the field to deliver quality performances. Touring is a great way for a group to build closer bonds and I’m sure we’ll see new players come through and thrive in our environment.”

Full fixtures

Canada vs Scotland - Saturday July 6

USA vs Scotland - Friday July 12

Chile vs Scotland - Saturday July 20 

Uruguay vs Scotland - Saturday July 27