Scotland on BBC

Scotland have avoided a second straight UK television blackout for a tour of Argentina after the BBC announced it would show both of this summer’s Tests live.

There were fears of a repeat of two years ago when the BBC failed to meet the host broadcaster’s demands, meaning neither match was transmitted on British television.

But a deal has been reached for this summer’s games on June 12 and June 19, both of which kick off at 7.45pm in Tucuman and Mar Del Plata, respectively. They will be shown on BBC2 Scotland, as well as being available across the UK via the red button and on the BBC website.

BBC Radio Scotland will also broadcast the games live.

Scottish Rugby director of communications and public affairs Dominic McKay said: “We are delighted that Scotland supporters throughout the whole of the UK will be able to watch these important international fixtures.

“With Scotland finishing the Six Nations campaign on a high, with a great win away against Ireland, the two Tests against Argentina will be hard-fought encounters, particularly as both nations will meet again in the Rugby World Cup pool stages next year in New Zealand.”