Women's 6 Nations- Scotland v France Preview

Women's 6 Nations- Scotland v France Preview

Scotland head coach Philip Doyle has named an unchanged side to meet France at Scotsdoun on Saturday at 19:45 (local).

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The team was scheduled to face Italy a fortnight ago, however, the match did not go ahead due to Corona Virus concerns.

“We are under no illusion that this is going to be a tough challenge playing against France. The squad are in a really good place though and are just eager to get on the field and focus on the match ahead.

“We are in a fortunate position to have no new injuries so we didn’t feel the need to change the team at all following the selection for Italy.


“Following the postponement of the Italy match, they are all just really looking forward to playing on Saturday and are feeling fresh after the break.” said Doyle.

Scottish team:


15. Chloe Rollie (Harlequins)

14. Rhona Lloyd (Loughborough Lightning)
13. Hannah Smith (Watsonians)
12. Lisa Thomson (Darlington Mowden Park)
11. Megan Gaffney (Watsonians)

10. Helen Nelson (Loughborough Lightning)
9. Mairi McDonald (Hillhead Jordanhill)

1. Leah Bartlett (Loughborough Lightning)
2. Lana Skeldon (Darlington Mowden Park)
3. Mairi Forsyth (Corstorphine Cougars)
4. Emma Wassell (Corstorphine Cougars)
5. Sarah Bonar (Loughborough Lightning)
6. Rachel Malcolm – captain (Loughborough Lightning)
7. Rachel McLachlan (Darlington Mowden Park)
8. Jade Konkel (Harlequins)

Substitutes
16. Molly Wright (Watsonians)
17. Panashe Muzambe (Edinburgh University / Watsonians)
18. Lisa Cockburn (Darlington Mowden Park)
19. Siobhan Cattigan (Stirling County)
20. Louise McMillan (Hillhead Jordanhill)
21. Rachel Law (Edinburgh University)
22. Sarah Law (Darlington Mowden Park)
23. Evie Tonkin (Darlington Mowden Park)

France head coach Annick Hayraud has made six changes to the team which thrashed Wales 50-0 on their last outing. 

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Despite their opponents' lack of success in the tournament thus far, Hayraud is wary of the game in Glasgow.

“We are looking for continuity after our match in Wales, we are satisfied with the performance in Wales even if there are still things that we need to correct especially on the discipline.

“In Scotland, you will have to erase the little things that sometimes make a big difference at the very highest level.” she said.

French team:

15. Caroline Boujard, 14. Cyrielle Banet, 13. Coralie Bertrand, 12 Camille Boudaud, 11. Marine Menager, 10. Camille Imart, 9. Laure Sansus, 1. Lise Arricastre, 2. Agathe Sochat, 3. Clara Joyeux, 4. Lenaig Corson, 5. Safi N’Diaye, 6. Julie Annery, 7. Celine Ferer, 8. Gaelle Hermet

Replacements: 16. Laure Touye, 17. Diha Maylis Traore, 18 Yllana Brosseau, 19. Audrey Forlani, 20. 20 Emeline Gros, 21. Pauline Bourdon 22. Morgane Peyronnet, 23. Jessy Tremouliere

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