Scotland vs France LIVE: Women’s Six Nations rugby score and latest updates today




<p>France are trying to keep their Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam hopes on track against Scotland </p>
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France are trying to keep their Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam hopes on track against Scotland

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Scotland welcome France to Scotstoun for a contest on the third weekend of the 2022 Women’s Six Nations.

The two sides have fared very differently so far in this year’s tournament. Scotland have suffered back-to-back defeats, with England thrashing them 57-5 before they were narrowly beaten 24-19 by Wales.

By contrast, France have enjoyed successive home wins. They dispatched Italy 39-6 and then inflicted a similar fate on Ireland in a 40-15 victory.

Les Bleues are having to record bonus-point wins just to keep pace with England at the top of the table and the 2022 Women’s Six Nations appears to be heading to a title decider between those two sides in round 5.

But France would be wise not to overlook the Scots, who memorably held them to a 13-13 draw at Scotstoun back in 2020 and will be desperate to spring a similar upset this time around. Follow live updates below:

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Scotland v France

Scotland are on the hunt for their first win of the tournament after losing to England and Wales. The Welsh defeat would have hurt the Scots more as they were ahead at half-time.

They picked up a losing bonus point from that match but they will look to emulate their 2020 heroics when they drew with France 13-13.

Scotland head coach Bryan Easson said: We’ve had a good review this week following last Saturday’s result against Wales and we’ve taken a lot of learnings on board. I think we performed well for the first 50 minutes and created a lot of chances while demonstrating a strong defensive effort at the same time.

“We’ve spoken this week about being a lot more clinical and working a little bit harder off the ball to make sure those running lines are more detailed for the match this weekend.”

Sarah Rendell10 April 2022 12:11

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Scotland vs France: Team news

For the hosts Scotland there are two changes to their starting XV from their defeat to Wales.

Emma Wassell is injured, ending her 54-match consecutive starting run, and so Louise McMillan comes into the second row. And Chloe Rollie returns at full-back.

On the bench, Sarah Law could win her 50th cap if called upon.

Scotland: Chloé Rollie; Rhona Lloyd, Emma Orr, Lisa Thomson, Megan Gaffney; Helen Nelson, Jenny Maxwell; Leah Bartlett, Lana Skeldon, Christine Belisle, Louise McMillan, Sarah Bonar, Rachel Malcolm (captain), Evie Gallagher, Jade Konkel.

Replacements: Jodie Rettie, Molly Wright, Katie Dougan, Lyndsay O’Donnell, Rachel McLachlan, Caity Mattinson, Sarah Law, Meryl Smith.

France, meanwhile, have made a hug inine changes to their starting line-up.

Jessy Tremouliere starts at fly-half, rather than her preferred full-back, Marine Menager and Chloe Jacquet come in at centers and Marie-Aurelie Castel is back on the wing.

Annaelle Deshaye, Assia Khalfaoui and Celine Ferer start in the front five while Julie Annery and Emeline Gros are put in the back row.

French: Emily Boulard; Marie-Aurelie Castel, Marine Menager, Chloe Jacquet, Melissande Llorens; Jessy Tremouliere, Laure Sansus; Annaelle Deshaye, Laure Touye, Assia Khalfaoui, Celine Ferer, Madoussou Fall, Julie Annery, Gaelle Hermet (captain), Emeline Gros.

Replacements: Celia Domain, Coco Lindelauf, Clara Joyeux, Safi N’Diaye, Romane Menager, Alexandra Chambon, Morgane Peyronnet, Gabrielle Vernier.

Sarah Rendell10 April 2022 12:04

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Scotland v France

Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of Scotland vs France in round 3 of the 2022 Women’s Six Nations.

Convention suggest that the round 5 between France and Engand in Bayonne will be the title decider in this year’s championship but Les Bleues will be wary of underestimating Scotland.

In 2020, at the very same Scotstoun Stadium that hosts today’s clash between the sides, the Scots snatched a memorable 13-13 draw with France, thanks to Rachel Shankland’s try and Helen Nelson’s conversion.

They would dearly love to notch a similar result in Glasgow today and have shown plenty of flashes of quality in their first two fixtures against England and Wales – even if they ultimately lost those encounters.

So settle in to enjoy some world-class women’s rugby.

Luke Baker10 April 2022 11:56


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