France head coach Jacques Brunel has drummed up a buzz by reviewing Lionel Beauxis after 6 years for Saturday’s Six Nations conflict with Scotland – six years after his last worldwide top. Lionel Beauxis will start at fly-half for France against Scotland in Six Nations rugby on Sunday, six years after his last international cap.
Brunel’s men plan for Murrayfield without the administrations of adolescent fly-half Matthieu Jalibert, who was constrained out of the 15-13 annihilation to Ireland in Paris with knee damage. Six Nations 2018: Lionel Beauxis returns from international exile to start for France against Scotland
Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Date: Sunday, 11 February Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
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🔴 Dimanche, direction 🏴 Édimbourg ! Découvrez la composition de l’équipe choisie par Jacques Brunel et son staff pour affronter l’Écosse dimanche à 16h pour la 2e journée du tournoi des @SixNationsRugby ! #soutiensleXV #PrêtsAuCombat #ECOFRA pic.twitter.com/5vwGhJ8cDW
— FF Rugby (@FFRugby) February 9, 2018
France Team Lineup
15-Geoffrey Palis, 14-Teddy Thomas, 13-Remi Lamerat, 12-Geoffrey Doumayrou, 11-Virimi Vakatawa, 10-Lionel Beauxis, 9-Maxime Machenaud, 8-Marco Tauleigne, 7-Yacouba Camara, 6-Wenceslas Lauret, 5-Sebastien Vahaamahina, 4-Arthur Iturria, 3-Rabah Slimani, 2-Guilhem Guirado (captain), 1-Jefferson Poirot.
Replacements: 16-Adrien Pelissie, 17-Eddy Ben Arous, 18-Cedate Gomes Sa, 19-Paul Gabrillagues, 20-Louis PIcamoles, 21-Baptiste Serin, 22-Anthony Belleau, 23-Benjamin Fall.
The Scotland squad are at BT Murrayfield this morning for their last training session of the week. We’ll hear from captain John Barclay as he leaves the field on the eve of our round two Test v France #AsOne pic.twitter.com/lDOJSoEdGD
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) February 10, 2018
Scotland Team News
Greig Laidlaw has urged his Scotland team-mates to forget their Cardiff blues and rise to the challenge that awaits them against France on Sunday.
The scrum-half will start his first Test in a year as the Scots look to get their Six Nations campaign back on track after their thumping by Wales.
And Laidlaw wants to see his team give the Scotland fans reasons to be proud.
“I’ve been hammering it into the boys that we need to get excited,” said Laidlaw, who will win his 60th cap.
“We need to fill those jerseys up in front of our own people. We’ve only been beaten by New Zealand here in the past year so we are really excited to get our feet back on the ground at Murrayfield.
“It’s a huge honour to be given the opportunity to wear that jersey, especially at home. It’s something special.
“It’s been a testing week but we feel ready to go for Sunday.”
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