Scotland will face France and Georgia in the lead up to the 2019 World Cup next summer, according to the Evening Times.

The first warm-up match will take place in France on 17 August, before Gregor Townsend’s side become the first Tier 1 nation to travel to Georgia to face the Lelos on 24 August.

The Scots will be playing both nations home and away, so the French will visit Murrayfield on 31 August and the Georgian on 6 September.

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Head Coach Townsend thinks the games will be very beneficial for his side going into the tournament.

These warm-up matches against quality international opposition will give us the chance to assess fully where we are as a squad, as well as give players the opportunity to put their hands up for selection for Japan.

After the final warm-up game against Georgia, the selected 31-man squad for the World Cup will travel to Japan for a holding camp, allowing them to acclimatise in time for the start of the tournament.