Scotland face France in the Fall Nations Cup this afternoon – and The Scotsman will have all the drama unfolding at Murrayfield.
Gregor Townsend has made five changes to his Scottish squad as they prepare to face the exceptionally talented France side Fabien Galthie at Murrayfield.
We’ll have full details of these changes, along with news and updates from the France squad as the action unfolds on The Scotsman’s live blog.
Just scroll down for LIVE updates as Scotland take on Les Bleus in Pool B at 3:15 pm…
Last update: Sunday November 22, 2020, 4:50 p.m.
- Gregor Townsend has made five changes to his Scottish squad
- France coach Fabien Galthie made eight changes to the squad that beat Ireland at the Six Nations
70 ‘- Penalty against France
France wins a penalty from the scrum and strikes a long time in touch. Alignment of France to come.
There are 10 minutes left for France to win an offensive line-up and look for maul.
France went through the phases but lost the ball with a few sloppy hands after a Scottish tackle.
64 ‘- Penalty against France
A penalty for France while Scotland is keen on the breakdown. The French submarines really made the difference in this match.
The visitors have so far led this second half.
France kicks off for the territory.
59 ‘- Advantage and penalty for France
Scotland are in all kinds of trouble with France maul they just can’t cope at the moment.
The Scottish defense is barely hanging on. Hogg manages to stop France to death.
The Blues, however, have the opportunity to gain three more points.
Ramos makes the conversation, his fifth of the game.
55 ‘- Penalty against France
The Blues awarded another penalty and a touchdown kick, France’s roster ahead, which they win and attack.
A BIG maul forward and gets a penalty advantage. 40 meters made by France.
France goes through the lines and is on the verge of a second try with an advantage.
Jalibert, thinking his team still had the advantage, kicks and it’s no use.
Scotland under a few moments ago
51 ‘- Scotland concedes another penalty
Scotland concedes a penalty in the half of France, it clears its lines but loses the ball on a lineout.
Scotland on the attack but again loses the ball in the tackle. Scrum France.
France pass the try-scorer again, but their skillful inside kick fails to find a French jersey.
Scotland stole the ball, knock-on France and Scotland have a scrum in their own half.
46 ‘- Penalty against Scotland
Scotland reacted well to the defeat of a try and won a penalty from the kick-off, a good reaction.
Duncan Weir converts to make five of five for him.
France score a try through Vakatawa as Scoland was torn to shreds after the scrum
The Blues are 12-19 as Ramos scores his fourth penalty in four attempts.
And we’re back at Murrayfield with the scores tied at 12-12…
No tries yet, but we had seven converted penalties and a drop goal in an action-packed opening stanza.
France could have taken the lead late in the second half with a simple penalty, but instead, to be held by Scotland on the line.
43 ‘- Penalty to the advantage of France
HUGE boost for France before half-time as they win a penalty.
France kicks to touch and let’s go for the driving maul!
They gain alignment and attack! Scotland in ultimate defense mode here.
And France was retained on the line! Joy for Scotland!
It could be a big moment in the history of this game.
39 ‘- We watch the TMO for foul play
Wayne Barnes examines if France used a forearm in the tackle, he slows it down from a side angle.
The arm seems to be right in the brace position.
The cat gets a break, no foul play, a scrum for France to come.
Scrappy Sutff but Scotland manage to win a penalty, which is awarded as Weir’s cross kick misses its target.
It’s a “showdown” as Gregor Townsend predicted before the game.
Duncan Weir to take the kick, 42 yards on the corner… and he succeeds!
Four out of four for him!
Hogg crosses the French defense but he is all alone and the Blues manage to recover the ball.
Another France scrum comes as Scotland makes a mistake.
32 ‘- First scrum of the match
The first scrum of the matches comes after half an hour … Scotland is doing well and breaks on the attack.
Scotland gain ground but lose the ball with a scrum advantage.
The ball seems slippery in the rain.
France is mingling here after Scotland hit it.