SCOTLAND are in talks to play Chile ahead of their summer tour against Argentina.

The Scottish Rugby Union has confirmed the final details for Scotland’s series against the Pumas, which starts on July 2.

A statement read: “Discussions with Rugby Chile are ongoing regarding a potential match prior to the three-Test series against Argentina. No formal agreement has been reached at this stage.”

The tour, the first time Scotland have played a three-Test series against a Tier 1 nation, will kick off on July 2 in Jujuy, before games on the following Saturdays in Salta and Santiago Del Estero. All three matches will kick off at 8.10pm and be screened live on Sky Sports.

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend said: “This is an opportunity for us to see our players in a touring environment which is what we’ll experience at the Rugby World Cup when we’ll be together for at least a month.

“We will be able to see how the players gel as a group and perform when they’re away from home for such a long time so it’ll really help us with our World Cup squad selections.

“It’ll also give us things to work on that we’ve identified in the last Autumn Nations Series and during the recent Six Nations.”