Greig Laidlaw one of six Scotland changes for France clash

Greig Laidlaw one of six Scotland changes for France clash

France captain Guilhem Guirado said that his side will not win a game in the Six Nations if they do not show more discipline after a 32-26 defeat by Scotland at Murrayfield yesterday.

Winger Sean Maitland and centre Peter Horne are also recalled, while lock Grant Gilchrist, No. 8 Ryan Wilson and prop Simon Berghan return to the pack.

Replacements: 16 Scott Lawson, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Jon Welsh, 19 Ben Toolis, 20 David Denton, 21 Ali Price, 22 Chris Harris, 23 Blair Kinghorn.

That left the game finely poised in the second half but Laidlaw - making his first Scotland start in a year - slotted over all eight of his kicks to breathe fresh life into Scottish championship hopes. The mercurial stand-off now has two of the squad's premier communicators and tacticians to guide him.

"He's back in form and it's a credit to him it is so quickly (after injury)".

Despite a slapdash display in Cardiff, Russell, who will succeed All Blacks great Dan Carter at French Top 14 side Racing 92 at the end of the season, has kept his place. John Barclay (Scarlets - captain) 7.

"I think in this competition you would, yeah", he said. It's important whoever is playing inside and outside Finn are helping him through attack or defence.

"We were a bit more direct in the second half and we got our reward". "Greig should have the right answers".

Wales stole the show on the opening weekend of the 2018 Six Nations with their shock demolition of Scotland, but they head to Twickenham needing to halt England's fine home record.

Scotland's effectiveness here is not in doubt, which will make next round's Calcutta Cup all the more delicious, but not so long ago they might not have found the confidence to chase France down like this. If Scotland had lost Sunday's game, Russell would take a huge amount of the blame.

Asked if his players were angry about the sorry performance in Wales, Townsend said: "Yes when they see the pictures again, and they see nearly by second nature you defend in a certain way and get into a flow that you're looking at what opposition are doing and get the right spacing when you see the opposition, and we didn't do that".

"It was a brutally physical game against them past year, there were a lot of collisions". "Obviously we want to score tries and play a good brand of rugby, but it's also a winning sport, isn't it?" We're just trying to get on with it.

"They're showing us in training that they're very focused, they are training with energy".

"It's been a testing week but we feel ready to go for Sunday".

For Scotland, the overriding emotion is putting Cardiff behind them as quickly as possible. "We have to look at the next job and do that to the best of our ability". "The overriding emotion is that we didn't perform anywhere near as well as we should have done".

"We, as a coaching group, and especially the players, believe that what we showed at the weekend wasn't a true reflection of what we are capable of and what we have done throughout 2017".

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