Scotland v France, Six Nations 2024: Kick-off time today, how to watch and latest news

Scotland co-captain Rory Darge/Scotland v France, Six Nations 2024: Kick-off time today, how to watch and latest news
Scotland co-captain Rory Darge returns from injury to start in the back-row - PA/Jane Barlow

France head to Edinburgh on the back of a crushing 38-17 home defeat against Six Nations title and Grand Slam favourites Ireland.

It followed their shattering World Cup quarter-final loss to South Africa, and they now face a tough examination at Murrayfield, where recent history does not favour them.

Scotland have won three of the last four Six Nations Tests at home against France, and they are fresh from a first victory over Wales in Cardiff for 22 years.

It might not have been exactly how they planned, with Wales scoring 26 unanswered points to threaten the biggest comeback victory in Six Nations history. But Scotland managed to hold on for a 27-26 success, ending a run of 11 successive defeats in the Welsh capital.

When is Scotland v France?

Scotland and France meet today. The match kicks off at 2.15pm GMT.

Where is Scotland v France?

Murrayfield, the home of Scottish rugby. The Edinburgh stadium has a capacity of 67,000.

How to watch Scotland v France on TV

The match will be broadcast live on the BBC and BBC iPlayer. In the Republic of Ireland, the match will be shown on Virgin Media.

Who is the referee?

The match will be refereed by Nick Berry. It will be the first and only match the Australian officiates during the 2024 Six Nations. Telegraph Sport has also published a full guide to all the referees at this year’s tournament.

What is the latest team news?


Recently-appointed co-captain Rory Darge will start following six weeks out with a knee injury. The 23-year-old Glasgow flanker takes over the No 7 jersey from previous skipper Jamie Ritchie, who drops out of the 23 altogether, in one of three changes – all in the forward-line – to the team that started the 27-26 win away to Wales.

Darge, who has recovered quicker than anticipated from an injury sustained away to Edinburgh on the last weekend of December, is listed as co-captain alongside stand-off Finn Russell.

No 8 Jack Dempsey and lock Grant Gilchrist, who was suspended last weekend, return to the side in place of Luke Crosbie and Richie Gray, both of whom picked up tournament-ending injuries in Cardiff.

The backs department is unchanged, meaning Kyle Rowe, who made his first international start in Wales, continues at full-back in the absence of the injured Blair Kinghorn.

On-form Saracens back-rower Andy Christie has been named among the subs after missing out on the 23 last weekend.

Scotland XV: K Rowe, K Steyn, H Jones, S Tuipulotu, D Van der Merwe, F Russell (co-cpt), B White; P Schoeman, G Turner, Z Fagerson, G Gilchrist, S Cummings,  M Fagerson, R Darge (co-cpt), J Dempsey

Replacements: E Ashman, A Hepburn, E Millar-Mills, S Skinner, A Christie, G Horne, B Healy, C Redpath.


Head coach Fabien Galthie has made two changes to the side humbled by Ireland last week. Wing Louis Bielle-Biarrey, who came off the bench against Ireland, replaces Yoram Moefana, while Paul Willemse’s suspension brings lock Cameron Woki into the team at No 4 with Paul Gabrillagues switching to No 5.

Romain Taofifenua is back on the bench after his withdrawal before the Ireland game due to illness, and uncapped flanker Alexandre Roumat is also named among the replacements, with Reda Wardi out after his wrist injury sustained in the game.

France XV: T Ramos, D Penaud, G Fickou, J Danty, L Bielle-Biarrey, M Jalibert, M Lucu; C Baille, P Mauvaka, U Atonio, C Woki, P Gabrillagues, F Cros, C Ollivon, G Alldritt (cpt).

Replacements: J Marchand, R Taofifenua, D Aldegheri, P Tuilagi, A Roumat, P Boudehent, N Le Garrec, Y Moefana.

When did Scotland and France last win the Six Nations?

Scotland last won in 1999, before Italy joined and when the tournament was known as the Five Nations. France were last crowned champions in 2022.

Scotland’s last Grand Slam was in 1990. France’s was in 2022.

Scotland’s last Triple Crown was also in 1990.

Scotland and France’s Six Nations squads

What was the score last year?

Last year’s meeting between the sides saw Scotland put up a decent fight in Paris before France pulled away, eventually winning 32-21.

What are the latest odds?

  • Scotland to win: 8/15

  • France to win: 7/4

  • Draw: 18/1

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