Scotland will host France in a World Cup warm-up on Saturday, with the latter fielding a very different team to what fans are used to seeing.


France have gone with an experimental side but the important context is that this is their first World Cup warm-up match.

Captain and scrum-half Antoine Dupont is not named in the matchday 23, with Fabien Galthié opting for Baptiste Couilloud at nine and full-back Brice Dulin as skipper. Romain Ntamack also sits this one out with Matthieu Jalibert at 10 and Antoine Hastoy as fly-half cover on the bench.

Paul Willemse, who missed France's last Six Nations match against Wales through injury, is named on the bench.

Scotland, meanwhile, have made 13 changes to the team that beat Italy last weekend, and have named a strong side.

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Finn Russell is back at 10 and will captain the team, which also includes Duhan van der Merwe, Huw Jones and Sione Tuipulotu. The likes of Hamish Watson and Pierre Schoeman return in the forward pack.

The difference in experience between the teams could see Scotland head into the match as favourites, especially after running a full-strength French team close in the Six Nations. Scotland lost 32-21 to Les Bleus in February. has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch Scotland v France on TV and online.

When is Scotland v France?

Scotland v France will take place on Saturday 5th August 2022.

The game takes place at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

What time is kick-off?

Scotland v France will kick off at 3:15pm.

Check out all the Rugby World Cup warm-up matches coming up with our comprehensive guide.

What TV channel is Scotland v France on?

Scotland v France will not be shown live on terrestrial TV, but fear not! Almost every major Rugby World Cup warm-up match will live streamed on Amazon Prime Video.

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How to live stream Scotland v France online

Scotland v France will be shown live on Amazon Prime Video.

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Scotland squad – team news

Blair Kinghorn; Darcy Graham, Huw Jones, Sione Tuipulotu, Duhan van der Merwe, Finn Russell (capt), Ben White; Pierre Schoeman, Ewan Ashman, Zander Fagerson, Richie Gray, Grant Gilchrist, Matt Fagerson, Hamish Watson, Jack Dempsey

Replacements: Dave Cherry, Jamie Bhatti, WP Nel, Scott Cummings, Rory Darge, George Horne, Cameron Redpath, Ollie Smith

France squad – team news

Brice Dulin; Louis Bielle-Biarrey, Émilien Gailleton, Yoram Moefana, Ethan Dumortier; Matthieu Jalibert, Baptiste Couilloud; Jean-Baptiste Gros, Pierre Bourgarit, Demba Bamba, Cameron Woki, Bastien Chalureau, Paul Boudehent, Sekou Macalou, Yoan Tanga

Replacements: Peato Mauvaka, Reda Wardi, Sipili Falatea, Paul Willemse, Dylan Cretin, Baptiste Serin, Antoine Hastoy, Arthur Vincent

Rugby World Cup warm-up matches this week

Week 2

Saturday 5th August 2023

New Zealand v Australia (3:35am) Sky Sports Action / Main Event

Scotland v France (3:15pm) Amazon Prime Video

Wales v England (5:30pm) Amazon Prime Video

Ireland v Italy (8pm) Amazon Prime Video

Argentina v South Africa (8:10pm) Sky Sports Action

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