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Scotland v France

It was a crucial clash for both teams. For Scotland - bouyed by last month's win over Italy - the prize for ending a 10-year run of defeats against the French was their first back-to-back RBS 6 Nations victory since 2013.

But Les Bleus knew defeat at Murrayfield would end their Championship bid and hand the title to Eddie Jones' England.

Dark Blues head coach Vern Cotter handed centre Alex Dunbar his return after a year of injury frustration and recalled number eight Josh Strauss as he looked to match up with the physically massive visitors.

Guy Noves' team have shown little of the flair French rugby are famed for so far but the France coach did name his most adventurous line-up of the tournament, with Montpellier's Francois Trinh-Duc starting at fly-half.


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