Gregor Townsend tends to make 5 adjustments for Scotland. Blair Kinghorn comes in for Darcy Graham on the wing, and in good shape-again Matt Fagerson starts off at No 8. In the pack it’s an entirely freshened-up front row: Fraser Brown at hooker, together with Oli Kebble and Simon Berghan.
For France, fly-fifty percent Romain Ntamack misses out with a thigh injuries, this means the 22-yr-aged Matthieu Jalibert of Bordeaux tends to make only his next get started. Teddy Thomas is back on the wing with Gaël Fickou relocating into the centres, and Thomas Ramos returns at entire-back with Anthony Bouthier out hurt.
Scotland: Hogg (c) Kinghorn, Harris, Johnson, Van der Merwe, Weir, Price Kebble, Brown, Berghan Cummings, Grey Ritchie, Watson, M Fagerson. Replacements: Turner, Bhatti, Z Fagerson, Skinner, Thomson, Hidalgo-Clyne, Taylor, Maitland.
France: Ramos Thomas, Vakatawa, Fickou, Rattez Jalibert, Dupont Gros, Chat, Bamba Le Roux, Taofifenua Cretin, Ollivon (c), Alldritt. Replacements: Marchand, Baille, Haouas, Willemse, Woki, Couilloud, Carbonel, Vincent