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Scotland Team for France

Scotland Team to face France: Paterson, T Evans, M. Evans, Morrison, Lamont, Godman, Cusiter, Dickinson, Ford, Low, Hines, Kellock, Brown, Barclay, Beattie
Replacements: S Lawson, Jacobsen, R Gray, MacDonald, R Lawson, Grove, Southwell

Good to see Richie Gray gets a spot on the bench, he Southwell and Grove will be looking to make an impact for sure – Grove is probably most unlucky not to make the starting XV. Still we know that if Morrison or Evans is not up to scratch Robbo will not be afraid to haul them off at the earliest opportunity. No Dan the man Parks in sight though despite recent form – Glasgow fans does this have you worried, or are you happy enough with the Killer Bs reunited at international level?

UPDATE: France: Clement Poitrenaud (Toulouse); Benjamin Fall (Bayonne), Mathieu Bastareaud (Stade Francais), Yannick Jauzion (Toulouse), Aurelien Rougerie (Clermont Auvergne); Francois Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), Morgan Parra (Clermont); Thomas Domingo (Clermont), William Servat (Toulouse), Nicolas Mas (Perpignan), Lionel Nallet (Racing-Metro), Pascal Pape (Stade Francais), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse, capt), Fulgence Ouedraogo (Montpellier), Imanol Harinordoquy (Biarritz).
Replacements: Dimitri Szarzewski (Stade Francais), Luc Ducalcon (Castres), Julien Pierre (Clermont), Julien Bonnaire (Clermont), Freddie Michalak (Toulouse), David Marty (Perpignan), Vincent Clerc (Toulouse).

They obviously saw Max Evans in the team and thought, who is the biggest lump they can throw at him?

PRIMO DOUBLE UPDATE: France bench updated 5/2, thanks to Nursedude

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11 Responses

  1. Good to see ‘Savage’ Dickinson back in the team.
    Alot depends on the axis of evil that is Godman and Morrison- I hope they don’t get constantly caught right on the gain line and fling passes in blind hope…
    Alot also depends on what team that nutter Lievremont puts out, though

  2. I agree, Morrison has been a bit of a blind alley for rugby balls in recent internationals. He’ll know though that Robbo will take him off if he doesn’t follow the plan, having already done it once…

  3. Hello,I am a french girl,from Toulouse,fan of Scotland and Scottish rugby.Could anyone tell me the parts of Scotland each player(or at least some ) of the Scottish team facing france next sunday come from? That would be lovely,thanks.

  4. Welcome Wendy! Moray Low is from Findhorn, and Chris Cusiter from Aberdeen, as the Press and Journal would tell you. Most of the players live and play in Edinburgh or Glasgow but are from all over Scotland. Nathan Hines was born in Wagga Wagga, Australia!

  5. Thanks,I didn’t know Hines was born in Australia;I am sure Scotland can beat Wales or England this year.They did well against France,the difference was a question of “weight” mainly,wasn’t it?

  6. What a fantastic fight:The guys did all they could,but I thought they got tired the last 15 mns;and some mistakes at the front,in the scrum,what a shame.

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