The second game of the Scotland-France 2019 Rugby World Cup double-header warm-up matches will go to the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh as both teams intensify their preparations ahead of the much anticipated tournament that’s just a few weeks away. While Scotland will be looking to make amends to a terrible 6 Nations outing, France will be looking to improve on their dominant record over Scotland when playing away from home on the 24th of August 2019.
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 Game
Scotland and France last met in the Six Nations Tournament in February 2019 in a game that saw Scotland fail to win in Paris for the 2nd decade running. France broke the deadlock via Romain Ntamack and Ramos extended that lead through a penalty a few minutes later. Laidlaw scored a penalty for Scotland for a 10-3 scoreline at the break. The French picked up from where they had left and added another try via Huget. Much action was saved for the final 5 minutes with Alldritt crossing the whitewash for the les Bleus and Ali Price responding almost instantly for the thirsties. However, Alldritt added his 2nd try of the game to give France a bonus-point victory.
Head to Head
Scotland and France have played each other 93 times in test matches since first meeting in 1910. France dominate with 54 wins of the 93 while Scotland have won 36 times and the remaining 3 games ending in a stalemate. In scotland, these two teams have clashed 44 times with Scotland winning 25 and France winning 18 and 1 draw.
Scotland’s most capped player in the current squad and Edinburgh flanker John Barclay will be eyeing a 3rd back-to-back tournament in Japan and will be using this game to show why Gregor Townsend gave him a call-up. Additionally, Rory Hutchinson had a very good campaign with his club Northampton Saints and will be in the limelight to see whether he replicates that form for his country.
France will be heavily reliant on Veteran Maxime Medard when facing Scotland away from home on the 24th of August while also banking on an in-form Sofiane Guitone to help them get maximum points in Edinburgh.
Scotland will use this warm-up game as a true test of their readiness for the Rugby World Cup having had a very disappointing Six Nations tournament that was marred by lots of injuries. Most of their key players are back and they will heavily be in need of victory more so when playing at home. France on the other hand will be looking for a win against a team that they have beaten 12 times in 14 meetings since 2007. However, the les Bleus are winless in the past two visits to the Murrayfield meaning that it will not be an easy task.
Prediction: Scotland to win 31-22