The fourth installment of a gripping Six Nations sees Scotland go in search of their first win over France in eight years.
Back in 2006 they ran out 20-16 winners over Les Bleus at Murrayfield, but according to ESPN Scrum’s Statsguru, this recent run signifies their longest stretch of defeats to France since they first locked horns in 1910.
So you could say a win for the Scots is long overdue. Their enigmatic coach Scott Johnson saw his side win a nail-biter against Italy, but instead of sticking with a victorious line-up, he shuffled his deck once again.
Back comes Kelly Brown into the back row and as captain, having been dumped from the Matchday 23 altogether following defeat to Ireland. There are other changes in the pack that make a little more sense with an under-the weather Ryan Wilson dropping to the bench to make way for Dave Denton’s return.
For France, injury has now claimed Yannick Nyanga as well as fellow flanker Thierry Dusautoir, but after their abject showing in Cardiff, Philippe Saint-Andre has swung the axe with seven changes.
It throws this contest—to be played on undoubtedly the tournament’s worst surface—wide open.
Here are three men from each side with the most to prove.