Scotland v France: Kick-off time, where to watch, key players

Scotland are looking for their first win against France since 2006. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Scotland are looking for their first win against France since 2006. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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Scotland will be looking to make it two successive victories in the Six Nations this Sunday when France visit Murrayfield.

Unfortunately, it’s a task easier said than done. Scotland haven’t defeated Les Bleus in 10 years and have registered only one win in their last 18 matches.

However, confidence is continuing to rise in the Scotland ranks as they managed to turn a performance into victory with the win in Rome last time out.

After a great World Cup and competitive displays against both England and Wales, the hosts will fancy their chances.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match...

Kick-off time: 3.00pm

Where to watch: BBC1 from 2.00pm

Scotland team (15-1): Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Duncan Taylor, Alex Dunbar, Tim Visser, Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw, John Hardie, Josh Strauss, John Barclay, Jonny Gray, Richie Gray, WP Nel, Ross Ford, Alasdair Dickinson. Replacements: Stuart McInally, Rory Sutherland, Moray Low, Tim Swinson, Ryan Wilson, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Peter Horne, Sean Lamont

France team (15-1): Scott Spedding, Wesley Fofana, M Mermoz, Gael Fickou, V Vakatawa, Francois Trinh-Duc, Maxine Machenaud, Damien Chouly, Yacouba Camara, Wenceslas Lauret, Alexandre Flanquart, Yoann Maestri, Rabah Slimani, Guilhem Guirado (c), Jefferson Poirot. Replacements: Camille Chat, Vincent Pelo, Uini Atonio, Seb Vahaamahina, Loann Goujon, Sébastien Bezy, Jules Plisson, Maxime Medard

Referee: Glen Jackson (NZR)

Key players: Tommy Seymour, Richie Gray, Greig Laidlaw (Scotland). Wesley Fofana, Francois Trinh-Duc, Damien Chouly (France).

Last five meetings: France 19 - 16 Scotland; France 15 - 8 Scotland; Scotland 17 - 19 France; France 23 - 16 Scotland; Scotland 17 - 23 France

Odds: Scotland 5/6 Draw 20/1 France 6/5


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