France vs Scotland Preview & Prediction | 2023 Six Nations Championship
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When is France vs Scotland on and what time does it start? France vs Scotland will take place on Sunday 26th February, 2023 – 15:00 (UK)
Where is France vs Scotland taking place? France vs Scotland will take place at Stade de France in Paris, France
Where can I get tickets for France vs Scotland? Ticket information for France vs Scotland can be found on each nation’s official website
What channel is France vs Scotland on in the UK? Television coverage is shared between BBC and ITV so it is worth checking their schedules for France vs Scotland
Where can I stream France vs Scotland in the UK? If televised live on BBC, France vs Scotland can be streamed live on iPlayer, while ITVX is the place to go if the match is on ITV
THE TEAM NEWS
- France’s hopes of making it back-to-back Grand Slams were dashed by Ireland last time out as the French were downed by their impressive opponents.
- The defeat was a first in 15 matches for France and they will need to produce a response here if they are to avoid successive losses but they will have to do so without the suspended Uini Antonio.
Starting XV: Ramos, Penaud, Fickou, Moefana, Dumortier; Ntamack, Dupont; Baille, Marchand, Haouas, Flament, Willemse, Jelonch, Ollivon, Alldritt.
Replacements: Barlot, Wardi, Falatea, Taofifenua, Cros, Macalou, Couilloud, Jalibert
- Scotland were excellent as they ran out big winners over Wales last time out, making it two wins from two to begin their Six Nations campaign and they will hold no fear ahead of this trip to France.
- The Scots continue to make giant strides under Gregor Townsend but this will be a real test for them, although they are boosted by the return of flanker Hamish Watson to the starting line-up.
Starting XV: Hogg, Steyn, Jones, Tuipulotu, Van der Merwe; Russell, White; Schoeman, Turner, Z. Fagerson, R. Gray, Gilchrist, Ritchie, Watson, M. Fagerson
Replacements: Brown, Bhatti, Nel, J. Gray, Skinner, Dempsey, Price, Kinghorn
France look set to surrender their Six Nations crown after losing to Ireland last time out which also meant they could not earn a second Grand Slam in succession. They will be looking to bounce back against Scotland but the away side have been superb so far and will be aiming to make it three straight wins to begin their campaign. They were far too good for Wales in their most recent encounter and will be full of confidence ahead of this trip. It would not be a huge surprise to see Scotland cause an upset here and with the away side being offered a +10 start on the handicap, they should be considered in that market.