Who, what, where, when, watch – we tell you everything you need to know about the 2018 summer tours

All The Summer Tour Fixtures And TV Details

With the Six Nations a distant memory and domestic finals having been contested, global rugby shifts its focus to the summer tours of the northern hemisphere teams.

South Africa will play England in a three-Test series that both sides need to win. Eddie Jones’s England recently conceded more than 60 points to the Barbarians and have lost four games in a row, while the Springboks will be looking to bounce back under new boss Rassie Erasmus after a disappointing 2017.

Australia will play three Tests against Grand Slam champions Ireland and New Zealand will host France.

Wilting rose: England will want to bounce back from their defeat by the Barbarians (Getty Images)

Wales will also play one Test against South Africa, in Washington, before travelling to Argentina for a two-Test series.

Scotland take in both North and South America on their summer tour, going up against Canada, the United States and then Argentina.

Sky Sports will be televising the majority of the games live, such as all the France, Ireland and England games.

Channel 4 and the BBC are covering the Wales and Scotland matches.


Summer Tours Fixtures List and TV Details (times are in BST) 

Saturday 2nd June

South Africa 20-22 Wales

Saturday 9th June

New Zealand 52-11 France

Australia 18-9 Ireland

South Africa 42-39 England

Argentina 10-23 Wales

Canada 10-48 Scotland

Saturday 16th June 

New Zealand v France (8.35am, Wellington) – Live on Sky Sports

Australia v Ireland (11am, Melbourne) – Live on Sky Sports

South Africa v England (4.05pm, Bloemfontein) – Live on Sky Sports

Argentina v Wales (8.40pm, Santa Fe) – Live on Channel 4

USA V Scotland (2am, Houston) – Live on BBC

Saturday 23rd June 

New Zealand v France (8.35am, Dunedin) – Live on Sky Sports

Australia v Ireland (11am, Sydney) – Live on Sky Sports

South Africa v England (4.05pm, Cape Town) – Live on Sky Sports

Argentina v Scotland (8.40pm, Resistencia) – Live on Channel 4

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