France will take part in the Autumn Nation Cup when they meet in Scotland for the first time this weekend.
The Les Blues have a 28-0 win over Fiji following their withdrawal last weekend due to Kovid-19 cases in the Fijian camp, and they will now face a Scotland team from a 28-17 win. Italy.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Scotland v France Kick-Off Time?
Scotland v France will start 3.15pm (UK time) Sunday, Nov. 22, behind the doors at Murrayfield.
Scotland v France is on which TV channel? Is Amazon Prime Video Free?
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What about live streaming?
Amazon Prime subscribers can stream competition through the Amazon Prime video app on a variety of devices.
What is Team News?
Made five changes to Scotland’s starting lineup, the only change in the Edinburgh Wing Blair Kinghorn starting back division.
Darcy Abraham, a member of the club, is linked with the captain, fullback Stuart Hogg and fellow Edinburgh back Duhane van der Merwe.
Sam Johnson and Chris Harris in the middle, Ali Price and Duncan Ware in the squirrel-half and fly-half, respectively.
No. 8 Matt Fagerson is returning from an ankle injury, while Oli Cable completes changes to the new front-row forward pack of Fraser Brown and Simon Bergan.
Cable and Bergen got off to a good start in the campaign, replacing injured loosehead Rory Sutherland (ankle) and tight head Sander Fagerson. The second is named on the bench.
As for France, Fabian Galtis’ side are not much different since they played against Fiji last weekend.
Les Blues star stand-off romaine Natamac is non-existent, starting with Matthew Jalibert in this role.
Thomas Ramos will start fullback and take over kicking duty, while Wing Teddy Thomas will return to the team after missing the Six Nations final against Ireland, so Gulf Fico will be selected in midfield.
There are five changes in the pack: Jean-Baptiste Gross, Camille Chat and Demba Bamba become a new front row, with Dillon Cretin stepping in for the injured Francois Cross in place of Paul Willems in the second row.
Scotland: 15. Stuart Hogg (captain), 14. Blair Kinghorn, 13. Chris Harris, 12. Sam Johnson, 11. Duhan van der Merwe, 10. Duncan Ware, 9. Ali Price, 1. Oli Cable, 2. Fraser Brown, 3. Simon Bergan, 4. Scott Cummings, 5. Johnny Gray, 6. Jamie Richie, 7. Hamish Watson, 8. Matt Fagerson.
Replacement: 16. George Turner, 17. Jamie Bhatti, 18. Sander Fagerson, 19. Sam Skinner, 20. Blade Thompson, 21. Sam Hidalgo-Klein, 22. Duncan Taylor, 23. Sean Maitland.
France: 15. Thomas Ramos, 14. Teddy Thomas, 13. Virimi Wakatawa, 12. Golfico, 11. Vincent Ratus, 10. Matthew Jalibert, 9. Antoine DuPont, 1. Jean-Baptist Gross, 2. Camille Chat, 3 Demba Bamba, 4. Bernard Le Rooks, 5. Romain Tofifenua, 6. Dylan Cretin, 7. Charles Olivone (captain), 8. Gregory Aldrit.
Replacement: 16. Julian Marchand, 17. Cyril Bailey, 18. Muhammad Howas, 19. Paul Willemsey, 20. Cameron Walkie, 21. Baptist Koilad, 22. Louis Carburnal, 23. Arthur Vincent.
What did the coaches say?
Scotland boss Gregor Townsend: “France are confident and have played well this year.
“We know we are playing one of the best teams in the world right now, so we will have to play close to our best throughout Sunday’s game to rise to this challenge.
We are delighted to be able to recover from the recent injuries of Fraser, Jamie and Matt, and we’re pleased to include Jamie, Duncan and Sean on a Match Day team for the first time this season.
“The Autumn Nations Cup is about opportunity – the opportunity to play in a new game and to see how a large section of our team is performing when given the opportunity to play as coaches.
The last time we played France in March in the last game before the lockdown was the support from the BT Murrayfield spectators was unbelievable, although unfortunately they will not be with us personally this weekend, we are grateful for all the messages of support and let us know that the nation is once again behind us this Sunday. “
France Boss Fabian Galtic: “What makes us happy on our team is that our group has growing players.
“Inspiring players inside and outside the group.
“We are happy with that, and Antoine DuPont is one of them, and we understand that the consequences are acknowledged.
“It comforts us in our desire to become a great nation in world rugby.”
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