Glasgow Warriors may be anticipating a European Champions’ Cup quarter-final for the first time but their Guinness PRO12 campaign and a play-off place hangs in the balance.
Edinburgh have made five changes with home town hero Tom Brown secured on a new two year deal as they head to Dublin to take on Leinster in the Guinness PRO12 tonight.
Zander Fagerson is ready to do what his bosses tell him in terms of playing – but he’s hoping for some rest.
Ali Price is ready if captain Greig Laidlaw can’t make for Wales in two weeks and won’t have another “rush of blood to the head”.
Finn Russell's topped conversion of Tim Swinson's try was worth two points. France ultimately beat Scotland by six.
Head coach Vern Cotter admitted that the plan to soak up and drain the energy from France didn’t work as Scotland lost two captains and ultimately the chance of two wins to start a Six Nations for the first time in 21 years.
Scotland were left frustrated by narrow defeat in Paris for the fourth time in succession as a succession of injuries helped France to edge home at the Stade de France.
Vern Cotter actually wanted an unchanged matchday 23 for the first time in 33 internationals in charge of Scotland, but instead John Barclay will face France in Paris tomorrow as the Scots seek back-to-back wins to open a RBS Six Nations for the first time ever.
France’s new licence to play open rugby makes for a different proposition for Scotland than any of the last three games they’ve played, believes Tommy Seymour.
Scotland’s euphoria from the Ireland win lasted just about 24 hours before attention turned to the serious business of securing a first win in Paris for 18 years, says captain Greig Laidlaw.