Six Nations: what does France need to win the title

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Six Nations: what does France need to win the title


France beat Scotland 22-15 in their last meeting in November
Date: Friday March 26 Start: 20h00 GMT Lieu: Stade de France, Paris
Blanket: Live on BBC TV and online

The Grand Slam may be gone, but Wales can still win the Six Nations title.

Their fate, however, is out of their hands.

The last game of this year’s championship will be played on Friday.

Scotland’s trip to France – originally scheduled for February – had to be postponed after a Covid outbreak in the French camp.

And France will snatch the title from Wayne Pivac’s side if they beat Scotland by a margin of victory of 21 points or more in a bonus points victory.

A win of 21 points or more, without the bonus point for scoring four tries, would not be enough for France to lift the trophy.

If France had a bonus points victory with a 20-point margin, they would be separated from Wales in tries scored throughout the campaign.

Wales scored 20 tries against 15 for France.

If France scored five tries and beat Scotland by 20 points, the title would be shared for the first time since 1988.

A bonus points victory for Scotland would secure them second place in the table behind Wales.

Six Nations Ranking
If France are to deny Wales the Six Nations title, they must beat Scotland with a bonus point of four tries and at least 21 points to win the points difference.

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