France v Scotland

Date:

Venue: Stade de France, Paris

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Attendance: 78,191

France v Scotland Match Reports

France won a tight encounter with Scotland in their opening Six Nations match in Paris. The Scots scored the only try of the match in the first half, but the French led 9-8 at the break thanks to three Lopez penalties. A tight second half saw a huge defensive effort from Scotland, who were reduced to 14 men when Johnnie Beattie was sin-binned. Two more Lopez penalties saw France to a 15-8 victory over Scotland. A selection of match reports is listed below:

France v Scotland Match Highlights

France v Scotland Match Statistics

France 15 (9)
Penalties: Lopez (5)

Scotland 8 (8)
Tries: Fife
Penalties: Laidlaw

Man of the Match: Camille Lopez (France)

France Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Alexandre Menini
  • 2 Guilhem Guirado
  • 3 Rabah Slimani
  • 4 Pascal Pape
  • 5 Yoann Maestri
  • 6 Thierry Dusautoir (Captain)
  • 7 Bernard Le Roux
  • 8 Damien Chouly

Backs

  • 9 Rory Kockott
  • 10 Camille Lopez
  • 11 Teddy Thomas
  • 12 Wesley Fofana
  • 13 Mathieu Bastareaud
  • 14 Yoann Huget
  • 15 Scott Spedding

Replacements

  • 16 Benjamin Kayser
  • 17 Uini Atonio
  • 18 Eddy Ben Arous
  • 19 Romain Taofifenua
  • 20 Loann Goujon
  • 21 Morgan Parra
  • 22 Remi Tales
  • 23 Remi Lamerat

Scotland Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Alasdair Dickinson
  • 2 Ross Ford
  • 3 Euan Murray
  • 4 Richie Gray
  • 5 Jonny Gray
  • 6 Rob Harley
  • 7 Blair Cowan
  • 8 Johnnie Beattie

Backs

  • 9 Greig Laidlaw (Captain)
  • 10 Finn Russell
  • 11 Tim Visser
  • 12 Alex Dunbar
  • 13 Mark Bennett
  • 14 Tommy Seymour
  • 15 Stuart Hogg

Replacements

  • 16 Fraser Brown
  • 17 Gordon Reid
  • 18 Geoff Cross
  • 19 Jim Hamilton
  • 20 Alasdair Strokosch
  • 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
  • 22 Peter Horne
  • 23 Dougie Fife
 
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