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France v Scotland match facts

Scotland travel to France in the second round of the RBS 6 Nations on Sunday.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at some key facts surrounding the fixture.

90 - France and Scotland have met 90 times, with Scotland victorious on 35 occasions, Les Bleus 52 times with three drawn matches.

2 - Scotland have won just twice in 24 visits to Paris since 1969 - in 1995 and 1999.

18 - Scotland's largest winning margin over Les Bleus in France is 18 points, in the 21-3 victory in Paris in 1913 in the then Five Nations championship.

50 - Stuart Hogg will become the youngest Scot ever to win 50 caps when he takes to the field at the Stade de France this weekend.

102 - Scotland's starting back five of Jonny Gray, Richie Gray, Ryan Wilson, Hamish Watson and Josh Strauss made 102 tackles against Ireland in the opening round. France's opposite numbers made just 47 against England.

1 - The only change in Scotland's starting XV from that win over Ireland sees John Barclay replace the injured Ryan Wilson at blindside flanker. France have also only made one change, with Loann Goujon replacing flanker Damien Chouly.

7 - Scotland are currently ranked seventh in the world, one place higher than opponents France.


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