Scotland v France 2022: rugby Six Nations team lineups, date, kick off time, TV channel and latest match odds

Rugby’s Greatest Championship returns this Saturday and the action kicks off at Murrayfield as the title favourites head to Edinburgh.

The 2022 Six Nations Championship returns this weekend after the first of two bye-weeks and it’s a cracking match to kick Round Three off as Scotland play host to title favourites France.

The visitors are the only team still on track for a Grand Slam victory following their 30-24 win over Ireland in Round Two while Scotland are looking to bounce back from a 20-17 defeat to Wales.

It’s the first of the third round fixtures ahead of a mouthwatering clash between England and Wales at Twickenham later in the day before Ireland finish the weekend off against Italy.

Here is everything you need to know about how to watch the match, when and where it kicks off and how the teams will line-up:

Scotland v France Six Nations 2022 date and kick off time

Finn Russell of Scotland leaves the field after he receives a yellow card for a knock on during the Guinness Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Principality Stadium on February 12, 2022 in Cardiff

Scotland v France is the first match in Round Three of the 2022 Six Nations and kicks off at 14:15 UK time on Saturday, February 26.

Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, which hosts all of Scotland’s home rugby internationals, will be the venue for the fixture.

Scotland pulled off an upset victory in Paris last year when they beat France 27-23 which also made it back-to-back wins having beaten them 28-17 at Murrayfield in 2020.

Scotland v France Six Nations 2022 team news

Both teams have already been named ahead of the match.

Glasgow Warriors flanker Rory Darge will make his first start for Scotland this Saturday and replaces the injured Jonny Gray with Sam Skinner moving into second row.

The back-line for Scotland remains unchanged from the one that lost in Cardiff while Zander Fagerson replaces WP Nel.

Starting XV: Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally, Zander Fagerson, Sam Skinner, Grant Gilchrist, Rory Darge, Hamish Watson, Magnus Bradbury, Ali Price, Finn Russell, Duhan van der Merwe, Sione Tuipulotu, Chris Harris, Darcy Graham, Stuart Hogg (c).

Replacements: George Turner, Oli Kebble, WP Nel, Jamie Hodgson, Nick Haining, Ben White, Blair Kinghorn, Mark Bennett.

France make just one change of the team that beat Ireland and it’s an enforced one as top scorer Gabin Villière misses out through injury and is replaced by Jonathan Danty

Starting XV: Cyril Baille, Julian Marchand, Uini Atonio, Cameron Woki, Paul Willemse, Francois Cros, Anthony Jelonch, Gregory Alldritt, Antoine Dupont (C), Romain Ntamack, Yoram Moefana, Jonathan Danty, Gael Fickou, Damian Penaud, Melvyn Jaminet.

Replacements: Peato Mauvaka, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Romain Taofifenua, Thibaud Flament, Dylan Cretin, Maxime Lucu, Thomas Ramos.

What channel is Scotland v France on? How to watch Six Nations 2022 and live stream

UK viewers can watch the game live on BBC One from 13:15 which is one hour before the match kicks off.

The match can also be streamed live through the BBC Iplayer.

In the Republic of Ireland, the game will be live on Virgin Media.

Scotland v France Six Nations 2022 - latest match odds

France are the favourites for their trip to Murrayfield and start the game at 4/11 while Scotland are 21/10 outsiders.

First try scorer betting includes the likes of Damian Penaud at 8/1 and Duhan van der Merwe at 11/1.

France are currently odds on favourite to win the 2022 Six Nations Championship at 4/7 while Scotland, still in with a chance, are 25/1 and it’s 6/4 for France to do the Grand Slam.

*All odds correct at the time of publication.

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