Scotland get double boost for France duel

Scotland get double boost for France duel


Co-captain Rory Darge and lock Grant Gilchrist have been recalled to the Scotland starting XV for Saturday’s Six Nations clash against France at Murrayfield.

Darge, who will lead the side alongside Finn Russell, and Gilchrist return to the team after Luke Crosbie and Richie Gray were ruled out of the remainder of this season’s Championship.

They were both injured in Scotland’s thrilling 27-26 tournament-opening win over Wales in Cardiff last week.

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Pierre Schoeman, with fellow SA-born Scotland internationals Kyle Steyn and Duhan van der Merwe, have retained their places in run-on side. Schoeman starts loosehead prop while Steyn and Van der Merwe line up at right and left wing, respectively.

The Scots face a French side reeling after being hammered 38-17 by title-holders Ireland in Marseille last Friday.

Scotland  15 Kyle Rowe, 14 Kyle Steyn, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Sione Tuipulotu, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Finn Russell (co-capt), 9 Ben White, 8 Jack Dempsey, 7 Rory Darge (co-capt), 6 Matt Fagerson, 5 Scott Cummings, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 George Turner, 1 Pierre Schoeman.Subs: 16 Ewan Ashman, Alec Hepburn, Elliot Millar-Mills, Sam Skinner, Andy Christie, George Horne, Ben Healy, Cameron Redpath

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