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Scotland vs France

  • 10-02-2024 2:11pm
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    Live on Virgin Media 1 and BBC 1

    Gregor Townsend moves Jamie Ritchie out of the squad to bring co-captain Rory Darge into the backrow. Luke Crosbie and Richie Grey miss out due to injury.

    France welcomes Cameron Woki into the second row, replacing Paul Willemse – banned after his red card v Ireland. Louis Bielle-Biarrey replaces Yoram Moefana on the wing.

    SCOTLAND Harry Paterson; Kyle Rowe, Huw Jones, Sione Tuipulotu, Duhan van der Merwe, Finn Russell (co-capt), Ben White; Pierre Schoeman, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Scott Cummings, Matt Fagerson, Rory Darge (co-capt), Jack Dempsey.

    Replacements 16 Ewan Ashman, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Elliot Millar-Mills, 19 Sam Skinner, 20 Andy Christie, 21 George Horne, 22 Ben Healy, 23 Cam Redpath.

    FRANCE Thomas Ramos; Damian Penaud, Gaël Fickou, Jonathan Danty, Louis Bielle-Biarrey; Matthieu Jalibert, Maxime Lucu; Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Uini Atonio, Cameron Woki, Paul Gabrillagues, François Cros, Charles Ollivon, Grégory Alldritt (capt).

    Replacements 16 Julien Marchand, 17 Sébastien Taofifénua, 18 Dorian Aldegheri, 19 Posolo Tuilagi, 20 Alexandre Roumat, 21 Paul Boudehent, 22 Nolann le Garrec, 23 Yoram Moefana.

    My verdict here is for a strong away win, I'm guessing input 32-24 and a try bonus point. Scotland played a sublime first half last week but their non attendance in the second half saw a weak if eager Wales almost steal the win. France were a little undercooked last Friday but nonetheless they can definitely argue that the red card was the turning point of what some considered to have been a Grand Slam decider.