France edged out the Grand Slam in pursuit of Wales with a final attempt to keep their title hopes alive. They host Scotland in the final Six Nations game on Friday, requiring a bonus points win and a margin of victory of at least 21 points to become champions for the first time since 2010.
The Scottish tournament started off promisingly with a deserved victory over England at Twickenham. But two back-to-back home losses to Wales and Ireland put an end to their title hopes. They got back on track last week with a dominant victory over whipping boys’ Italy.
This match was originally scheduled to be held in the third week of the tournament, but was postponed due to a Covid epidemic within the French team.
When is France against Scotland?
The match was originally scheduled to be played on February 28, but was postponed to Friday March 26 after an outbreak of Covid-19 in the French team.
What time is the kick-off?
The match will start at 8 p.m.
What TV channel is it showing on – how can I watch it live?
The match is expected to be broadcast live on the BBC, but the broadcaster has yet to confirm which channel it will be shown on.
What are the latest team news?
Fly-half Romain Ntamack will make his first start of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations in the decisive clash against Scotland on Friday.
Last year’s championship scorer Ntamack will replace injured Matthieu Jalibert in five staff changes.
Second row duo Bernard Le Roux and Swan Rebbadj, flanker Anthony Jelonch and center Arthur Vincent have also been recalled by head coach Fabien Galthie.
Les Bleus demand a bonus point victory and a margin of victory of at least 21 points in Paris to become champions for the first time since 2010, otherwise the glory will belong to Wales. Pennsylvania