Laidlaw recalled to Scotland side for France clash

Laidlaw recalled to Scotland side for France clash

Laidlaw recalled to Scotland side for France clash

Gregor Townsend's side were hammered by Wales in Cardiff last week after an impressive autumn series and will need to pick themselves up for Sunday's clash.

However, the man of the match title goes to Scotland scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw, whose accuracy from the tee was vital for Scotland in the second half.

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Scotland had to score next, and they did.

Joe Schmidt will expect his team to develop as the competition progresses and they have a good opportunity to do so with three successive home matches before a potential decider at England in the final game.

The tenure of Jacques Brunel is in its infancy and his side must prove to all that they can deliver away from home in this Championship. We are fortunate in a lot of ways that we have a lot of cohesion in our group, whether it's the Glasgow guys playing together or Finn and Greig having played a number of times (in tandem) for Scotland. The bounce of the ball eluded the covering Laidlaw and Thomas had his second try, Machenaud's conversion furnishing the visitors with a 17-7 cushion.

Bouncebackability - Both these teams had disappointing starts to this year's Six Nations, but France will be the team feeling slightly better about things.

"Of course the players are angry when they see that game, why didn't we do that properly, why didn't we communicate better".

Les Blues led for 64 minutes of the contest after two tries from winger Teddy Thomas, but Leidlaw, who switched to fly-half midway through the game, led the Scottish comeback with a series of late penalty kicks.

The hosts then pressed on, converting two more penalty kicks and securing their first win in this year's Six Nations. Ali came on and speeded the game up, and we were able to close it out.

So, if you want to watch all the big action here's how to tune in to Scotland v France online.

Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Pete Horne, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw, 8 Ryan Wilson, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 John Barclay (captain), 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 Simon Berghan, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Gordon Reid.

Lionel Beauxis' inclusion surprised many.

David Denton and Blair Kinghorn both come on to the replacements' bench, with the latter set for his worldwide debut.

David Denton, who hasn't played since the Japan tour of 2016, returns on the bench and the only daring choice this week, in contrast to last, is the 20-year-old Edinburgh back Blair Kinghorn also among the replacements.

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