Scotland are set to play the last two world champions South Africa and New Zealand twice each in 2020, with the All Blacks coming back to BT Murrayfield in November.
Scottish Rugby have confirmed their November test schedule for next year in addition to the already-confirmed match against Japan on the weekend of November 13.
The Scots will play Argentina the previous weekend – they have won their last five tests against the Pumas – and complete the three-test series against New Zealand over the weekend of November 20.
During their scheduled summer tour next year – with dates and venues yet to be confirmed, but likely to be in June – Scotland are set to play the newly crowned world champion Springboks twice in South Africa and the All Blacks in New Zealand for the first time in 20 years.
Scotland have never beaten New Zealand in 31 attempts, losing 29 times with two draws, the infamous 0-0 match in 1964 and the 25-25 tie in 1983, both at Murrayfield.
The teams last met in 2017 with the All Blacks edging a dramatic game 22-17, and the last eight meetings of the teams have all been in Edinburgh. Scotland last played two tests in New Zealand in 2000, losing heavily in both Dunedin and Auckland.
Scotland have not played in South Africa for five years, losing 55-6 with an under-strength team in Port Elizabeth in 2014. The Springboks have won the last six meetings of the countries, Scotland’s last victory being a 21-17 victory at Murrayfield in 2010.
Murrayfield is already a 67,000 sell-out for the 2020 Calcutta Cup match against England on February 8, in the Guinness 6 Nations. Tickets for the second home game of the 2020 6 Nations against France on Sunday March 8 will go on public sale at 10 am this Thursday.
Scotland start their 6 Nations campaign away to Ireland in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on February 1. They are also away to Italy in Rome on February 22, and finish the annual tournament against current Grand Slam champions Wales in Cardiff on March 14.
Scotland Head Coach, Gregor Townsend said: “Representing your country is the pinnacle of the sport and in 2020 we will have opportunities to pit ourselves against some of the world’s leading teams.
“To host Argentina, Japan and New Zealand at BT Murrayfield following our games against England and France in the Six Nations provides fantastic competitive challenges which we look forward to seeing our players embrace.”