Six Nations: Scotland make 4 adjustments, Romain Ntamack begins for France

Scotland cruise-half Finn Russell is match to launch in opposition to France in Paris
Venue: Stade de France, Paris Date: Friday, 26 March Kick-off: 20: 00 GMT
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Chris Harris, Ali Imprint and George Turner return for Scotland in Friday’s Six Nations finale in opposition to France.

Flit-half Finn Russell is moreover encourage after lacking closing weekend’s snatch over Italy having suffered a concussion inside the defeat by Eire.

Captain Stuart Hogg returns to plump-motivate – with Sean Maitland now not inside the squad – after deputising for Russell.

Huw Jones, Scott Steele and Dave Cherry dawdle to the bench, the place they’re joined by Adam Hastings after his ban.

The Glasgow cruise-half has now not featured inside the match this 12 months attributable to break and suspension.

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Cherry touched down twice inside the 52-10 snatch over Italy on his first world launch nevertheless Turner wins his self-discipline encourage at hooker, regardless of a horribly malfunctioning line-out in opposition to Eire.

Scrum-half Steele moreover made his first launch inside the rout of Italy whereas in-develop centre Jones scored a strive, nevertheless head coach Gregor Townsend has chosen to revive Imprint and Harris.

Best 5 England-basically primarily based avid players can be chosen following an settlement with the Premiership, with Saracens winger Maitland amongst these now not famend.

France want an enormous snatch to leapfrog Wales on the cease of the desk, whereas Scotland might presumably conclude second inside the championship in the event that they snatch in Paris for the essential time in 22 years.

Flit-half Romain Ntamack, the main sides scorer in closing 12 months’s championship, replaces the injured Matthieu Jalibert as a result of the hosts produce 5 changes.

Second-row pair Bernard Le Roux and Swan Rebbadj, flanker Anthony Jelonch and centre Arthur Vincent like moreover been recalled.

Paul Willemse begins a two-match ban after being despatched off for making contact with the spy of Wales prop Wyn Jones, whereas fellow lock Romain Taofifenua drops to the bench, together with flanker Dylan Cretin and soar Teddy Thomas.

Gael Fickou has been moved from inner centre to the left soar to accommodate Vincent, whereas Damian Penaud has switched flanks.

“Every teams like needed to deal with a transient six-day turnaround and now we like extinct this week to regroup and point of interest on inserting in our best efficiency of the opponents thus far, which we are able to must deliver if we’re to dawdle away Paris with a victory,” stated Townsend.

The sport turned as quickly as earlier than all of the items scheduled for 28 February nevertheless turned as quickly as referred to as off after an epidemic of Covid-19 inside the France camp, with head coach Fabien Galthie and 11 avid players testing apparent for the virus.

France: 15-Brice Dulin, 14-Damian Penaud, 13-Virimi Vakatawa, 12-Arthur Vincent, 11-Gael Fickou, 10-Romain Ntamack, 9-Antoine Dupont; 1-Cyril Baille, 2- Julien Marchand, 3-Mohamed Haouas, 4- Bernard Le Roux, 5-Swan Rebbadj, 6-Anthony Jelonch, Charles Ollivon (capt), 8-Gregory Alldritt.

Replacements: 16-Camille Chat, 17-Jean-Baptiste Gros, 18-Uini Atonio, 19-Romain Taofifenua, 20-Dylan Cretin, 21-Baptiste Serin, 22-Anthony Bouthier, 23-Teddy Thomas.

Scotland: 15-Stuart Hogg (capt), 14-Darcy Graham, 13-Chris Harris, 12-Sam Johnson, 11-Duhan van der Merwe, 10-Finn Russell, 9-Ali Imprint; 1-Rory Sutherland, 2-George Turner, 3-Zander Fagerson, 4-Sam Skinner, 5-Grant Gilchrist, 6-Jamie Ritchie, 7-Hamish Watson, 8-Matt Fagerson

Replacements: 16-Dave Cherry, 17-Oli Kebble, 18-Simon Berghan, 19-Alex Craig, 20-Gash Haining, 21-Scott Steele, 22-Adam Hastings, 23-Huw Jones

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