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Match Facts

France won 15 of their initial 16 matches against Scotland in the Six Nations (since 2000) but have subsequently lost two of their last three against them.

After beating France at BT Murrayfield in 2018 Scotland are aiming to win back to back matches against Les Bleus for the first time since 1963-1964.

All three of Scotland’s wins against France in the Six Nations era have come at Murrayfield, they have not won in France since 1999, a game in which current Head Coach Gregor Townsend scored a try in a 36-22 victory (Romain Ntamack’s father Emile Ntamack also scored a try in that game).

This is Scotland’s first away game of the 2019 Six Nations, they won their final away game of the 2018 tournament (v Italy) but have not won consecutive away games in the 5/6 Nations since 1996 when they beat Ireland and then Wales on the road; Gregor Townsend (current Scotland Head Coach) got on the scoresheet in both those games in 1996, slotting a drop-goal against Ireland and scoring a try against Wales.

Since the start of 2018 France have lost five of the seven games that they have led at half-time in (including v Scotland last season), more than any other international side in that time; prior to this period they were undefeated in 15 consecutive matches when they had led at the break (W14, D1).

Despite scoring the fewest tries (3), France have made more metres (1,044) and breaks (28) than any other side in the 2019 Six Nations so far as well as beating the most defenders (54).

Greig Laidlaw (666) needs two points to overtake Gavin Hastings (667) as Scotland’s second top points scorer behind Chris Paterson (809).

France’s Louis Picamoles has made more carries (34) and offloads (5) than any other player in the 2019 Six Nations so far, he is also the only forward to make over 100 metres (110) and is France’s top tackler (21/22).

Scotland’s Blair Kinghorn has made more metres (191), beaten more defenders (11) and made more breaks (7) than any other player in the 2019 Six Nations so far.

Despite playing just 34 minutes against England in Round 2, France's Antoine Dupont made five breaks, a tally only two men have bettered in a Six Nations match (T Castaignede and D Traille); he also beat nine defenders, the ninth highest total in a Six Nations game.

Scotland turn to Peter Horne as Finn Russell’s replacement against France

8 hours ago by The Guardian

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Six Nations: Scotland Change Four To Face France

10 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland have made four changes to the starting side to face France in this Saturday’s third round Six Nations Test in Paris.     Back-row Magnus Bradbury is the only change to the pack...

Thursday Morning Round Up

12 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

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Wednesday Evening Round Up

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Marco Mama re-signs for Worcester Warriors     Warriors back-row forward Marco Mama has pledged his future to the club for another season.     The 27-year-old Zimbabwean has...

Strauss Cleared To Face France

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Josh Strauss has lost his passport, but the Scotland back row has been given the stamp of approval to travel to Paris.     Josh Strauss will be available for Scotland's Six Nations clash...

Brunel Explains Parra & Lopez Exclusions

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Morgan Parra and Camille Lopez's absence from France's Six Nations squad is a sporting decision and nothing more, says Jacques Brunel.       Jacques Brunel insists his decision to...

WATCH: The best of the young halfbacks tasked with turning French hopes around

2 days ago by Rugby Dump

France will be entering a new era when they face Scotland on Saturday, as Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack will start as halfbacks for the first time together.

Tuesday Evening Round Up

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Luther Burrell to leave Saints at end of season     Northampton Saints can today confirm that Luther Burrell will be leaving the Club at the end of the 2018/19 season.   The 31-year-old centre is...

Scotland lose injured Finn Russell as France drop Lopez and Parra

2 days ago by The Guardian

Coach Brunel denies backlash after criticism from half-backsRussell is ruled out after failing to pass head injury protocolsFinn Russell has been ruled out of Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations clash with...

Russell ruled out of French Test

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland stand-off Finn Russell has been ruled out of this Saturday’s Six Nations Test against France in Paris with a head injury.   The fly-half failed an initial head injury assessment after...