The les Bleus will host the Scotish rugby union on the 17th of August 2019 in an international friendly for the first match of a double-header that has been scheduled as a Rugby WC 2019 warm-up game. Both France and Scotland will use this match as a litmus test for their preparedness for the upcoming Rugby World Cup that’s just weeks away.
France vs Scotland Rugby World Cup 2019 Warm-up Game Kickoff Time, Dates, Venue, What Channel Live Onlne is the Game
- What: France vs Scotland Rugby 2019 Live
- When: Saturday, 24th August
- Where: Nice
- Kickoff: 21:00 local, 19:00 GMT
- Television Match Official (TMO): TBC
- TV: BBC Sport, S4C, NBC Sports, DMAX
Most Recent Meeting
These two teams met in the 2019 Six Nations tournament where France extended Scotland’s 20-year wait for a victory in Paris by a bonus-point victory. France drew first blood via Romain Ntamack in the 14th minute and extended the lead a few minutes later via a Ramos penalty. Laidlaw scored a penalty for Scotland and the score was 10-3 at the break. France started strongly again in the 2nd half with Huget grabbing a try. The last 6 minutes saw a lot of action as France scored via Alldritt and Scotland responded almost instantly via Ali Price after good work from Peter Horne. That wasn’t all as Alldritt scored his second try a few minutes later and France’s fourth for a 27-10 win over an injury plagued Scotland.
Head to Head
France and Scotland have contested 93 matches in history since 1910 with France winning 54 of the 93 and Scotland winning 36 times. The remaining three matches have all ended in a draw. These two sides have played 46 times in France with the hosts winning 34 times and 1 draw. Scotland has won 11 of those visits to France.
Player to Watch
Sofiane Guitone will get another chance to prove his worth for his country having consistently impressed for Toulouse in the Top 14 in France. Veteran Maxime Medard will be key for the French in this game and it will be interesting to see how he gel with the younger players that have dominated the current squad that has been named by Brunel.
Northampton Saints’ center Rory Hutchinson had a very good season for his club and has been included in the squad and all eyes will be on him to see whether he replicates that form when lining up for his country. Additionally, John Barclay is eyeing a 3rd straight tournament and will be banking on this game to show just why Scotland can’t get enough of him.
Scotland come into game off a disappointing 6 Nations tournament that saw them win once, draw once, and lose the other three times. However, they could be motivated by the fact that they were not at their strongest having seen most of their star players miss most of those games to injury. On the other hand, France managed to win twice with one of those being against the Scots and losing the other three to arguably stronger opponents. Scotland will be looking for Atonement in this game while also playing with a point to prove but the French environs have proved to be a nemesis for them for over 2 decades now which isn’t likely going to change on the 17th. France to Win