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Thursday Feb 8, 2024

Scotland make three changes for saturday's meeting with France

Scotland head coach Gregor Townend welcomes back co-captain Rory Darge and second-row Grant Gilchrist to his team’s starting XV for their round two clashes with France at Murrayfield.

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The duo will replace the injured Luke Crosbie and Richie Gray, who will both miss the remainder of the Championship through injury.

The final change to the Scottish XV is the return of Jack Dempsey to the starting number eight berth, with Matt Fagerson shifting to the blindside as former captain Jamie Ritchie drops out of the 23.

Solidifying the pack are the unchanged front row of Pierre Schoeman, George Turner and Zander Fagerson.

Elsewhere, the starting XV remains unchanged, with Ben White and Finn Russell pulling the strings in the halfbacks whilst vice-captain Sione Tuipulotu and Huw Jones make their 7th consecutive Six Nations start together as a centre pairing.

Completing the backline, the two Kyles Steyn and Rowe join Duhan van der Merwe in the back three once again.

Gregor Townsend discusses his selections for French match

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