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Scotland reduce tour schedule

Scotland's summer tour of the South Pacific has been cut from four matches to three after the New South Wales Waratahs withdrew from a fixture on 10 June in Sydney.

"Due to injuries and the requirements of the Wallabies squad they can't fulfil the fixture," said the Scotland manager, Gavin Scott. "We have looked into alternatives but nothing else fits into our tour schedule."

Scotland will play Tests against Australia (5 June), Fiji (16 June) and Samoa (23 June).