Scotland have manufactured four improvements to their team to enjoy France on Friday in Paris in the Guinness Six Nations re-fixture that will choose no matter if the French or Wales are crowned 2021 champions.

Pursuing their 52-10 Murrayfield get about Italy past Saturday, Scotland, who can clinch a unusual 2nd-place complete with a Stade de France victory, have modified a handful of matters up for a match that was postponed on its initial February 28 date.

With Finn Russell back out there adhering to his HIA as opposed to Ireland, he returns at No10 with Stuart Hogg reverting to entire-again in area of Sean Maitland who has gone back to Saracens because of to the participant release deal with the English clubs making it possible for the Scots just five picks this weekend.

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Chris Harris usually takes above at outside the house centre from Huw Jones, Ali Value is back again at scrum-50 % for Scott Steele when the sole XV transform in the pack sees George Turner retake the hooker slot from David Cherry. Suit-all over again Adam Hastings is on the bench.

Scotland manager Gregor Townsend explained: “The match from France presents us with an possibility to end the 6 Nations in our highest posture in its background. This is a great chance for us to just take on France, at house in Paris, as they also seem to conclude the championship on a superior.

“Both groups have desired to take care of a limited six-working day turnaround and we have employed this week to regroup and target on putting in our ideal effectiveness of the level of competition so significantly, which we will need to have to produce if we are to depart Paris with a victory.

“As a team, we have faced numerous issues throughout this Six Nations, it has brought us nearer jointly, and I know the players are determined and seeking forward to symbolizing their nation all over again on Friday night.”

France have made 5 improvements to their XV. Romain Ntamack and Arthur Vincent appear into their backline for Mathieu Jalibert and Teddy Thomas though Swan Rebbadj, Bernard Le Roux and Anthony Jelonch all begin in the pack.

SCOTLAND (vs France, Friday)
15. Stuart Hogg CAPTAIN (Exeter Chiefs) 84 caps
14. Darcy Graham (Edinburgh) – 18 caps
13. Chris Harris (Gloucester) – 27 caps
12. Sam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors) – 17 caps
11. Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh) – 9 caps
10. Finn Russell (Racing 92) – 54 caps
9. Ali Value (Glasgow Warriors) – 41 caps
1. Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh) – 15 caps
2. George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) – 16 caps
3. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 37 caps
4. Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs) – 11 caps
5. Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh) – 44 caps
6. Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh)  – 26 caps
7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh) – 40 caps
8. Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 13 caps
Substitutes
16. David Cherry (Edinburgh) – 4 caps
17. Oli Kebble (Glasgow Warriors) – 7 caps
18. Simon Berghan (Edinburgh) – 30 caps
19. Alex Craig (Gloucester) – 1 cap
20. Nick Haining (Edinburgh) – 7 caps
21. Scott Steele (Harlequins) – 4 caps
22. Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors) – 22 caps
23. Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 30 caps

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