Scotland are set to play Georgia at BT Murrayfield the week before they take on Wales in their delayed final 2020 Six Nations game on October 31.
Lots of supporters were left disappointed to learn that the Lelos will not compete in the eight team tournament set to take place in the Autumn.
Instead, Fiji and Japan were controversially invited to take part with the Six Nations regulars, which means Georgia’s pencilled in clash with France was cancelled.
The fixture with Scotland, which is yet to be officially announced, will help cushion the blow for Georgia.
The Scots will layer play in the eight team tournament two weeks later, which includes home games against France and Japan and away to Italy.
A knock-out stage game is also likely to be staged at Murrayfield, although it’s too early to say if fans allowed into the stadium at this stage.
Official confirmation of the schedule and the venues is expected in August.
Here are the groups that have been drawn up.
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1. Tom Varndell
National League 2 South Bury St Edmunds RUFC have confirmed the signing of former England international Tom Varndell as a coach and player for next season. Still the Premiership’s record try-scorer with 92 from 180 appearances, primarily from spells at Leicester and Wasps – two of the most successful clubs in the modern era – the 34-year-old had looked to have played his last game after departing Yorkshire Carnegie.
Varndell coup for Bury https://t.co/gKxqwZcniH— Laura Hudson at home 🏠 (@laura_hudson1) May 15, 2020