Scotland will host Japan in a rugby test in November in the first meeting since the Japanese won a group match between the two nations at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The Brave Blossoms will make two visits to Scotland this year, as they face the British and Irish Lions at Murrayfield on June 26 ahead of the latter’s series in South Africa.
Scotland will host Japan in a test on November 20 at Murrayfield, raising the curtain on the Scottish autumn series.
Prior to that, Gregor Townsend’s improved squad will face Australia on November 7 and world champions South Africa on November 13.
“Japan were announced today as Scotland’s opponents this fall, joining Australia and South Africa to travel to Murrayfield in November,” a Scottish Rugby statement read Thursday.
“The Brave Blossoms, who will also play against the British and Irish Lions at the same venue on Saturday 26 June as part of the latter’s preparations for their next tour, will face Scotland for the first time since the 2019 Rugby World Cup. , Pool A match in Yokohama, which the hosts won 28-21.
“Having already announced matches with Australia and South Africa on November 7 and 13 respectively, Scotland’s game against Japan will be played on Saturday, November 20. “
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