Hogg To Make History As Scotland Name Team For French Clash

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The Scotland team to play France in the Six Nations this Sunday at the Stade de France has been named and includes one change from the team that beat Ireland in the opening clash.

Stuart Hogg, at just 24 years old, will also become the youngest ever player to reach 50 Scotland caps. He’s also just the 40th Scotland player to reach a half century and the 7th youngest in world rugby.

[blockquote author=”Vern Cotter” pull=”normal”]“Congratulations to Hoggy on what will be a special milestone.”[/blockquote]

Scotland coach Vern Cotter said: “It’s a fantastic personal achievement, especially at such a young age, which is a good indication of how talented an individual he is and how important he’s been to Scotland teams over the past five years.

“He’s a very exciting player and, at just 24, he has a huge amount to offer Scotland for many more years to come.”

Otherwise Cotter has named a settled side with the exception of Ryan Wilson, who hasn’t recovered from an elbow infection, being replaced by Scartlets flanker John Barclay. His place on the bench is taken by Edinburgh Rugby’s John Hardie.

TEAM TO FACE FRANCE AT THE STADE DE FRANCE

Sunday 12 February (kick-off 3pm GMT) – live on BBC

15: Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors) – 49 caps; 15 tries, 3 pens, 84 points
14: Sean Maitland (Saracens) – 27 caps; 5 tries, 25 points
13: Huw Jones (Stormers) – 4 caps; 2 tries, 10 points
12: Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) – 20 caps; 6 tries, 30 points
11: Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) – 32 caps, 14 tries, 70 points
10: Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors) – 23 caps; 2 tries, 3 cons, 1 pen, 19 points
9: Greig Laidlaw (Gloucester) CAPTAIN – 57 caps; 4 tries, 77 cons, 136 pens, 582 points

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1: Allan Dell (Edinburgh Rugby) – 4 caps
2: Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) – 21 caps
3: Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 5 caps
4: Richie Gray (Toulouse) – 61 caps, 3 tries, 15 points
5: Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 29 caps, 2 tries, 10 points
6: John Barclay (Scarlets) – 56 caps, 4 tries, 20 points
7: Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) – 6 caps, 1 try, 5 points
8: Josh Strauss (Glasgow Warriors) – 9 caps

SUBS:
16: Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby) – 103 caps, 2 tries, 10 points
17: Gordon Reid (Glasgow Warriors) – 20 caps
18: Simon Berghan (Edinburgh Rugby) – uncapped
19: Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors) – 26 caps
20: John Hardie (Edinburgh Rugby) – 13 caps, 3 tries, 15 points
21: Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 1 cap
22: Duncan Weir (Edinburgh Rugby) – 24 caps; 2 tries, 7 cons, 10 pens, 1 drop, 57 points
23: Mark Bennett (Glasgow Warriors) – 18 caps, 6 tries, 30 points

What do you think of the team? Let us know in the comments below.

Watch Highlights From Last Year’s Victory Over France

 Credit: RBS Six Nations

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    • There seems to be a gremlin in the system. How’s this?

      15: Stuart Hogg
      14: Ryan Wilson
      13: Ryan Wilson
      12: Ryan Wilson
      11: Ryan Wilson
      10: Ryan Wilson
      9: Ryan Wilson
      8: Ryan Wilson
      7: Ryan Wilson
      6: Ryan Wilson
      5: Ryan Wilson
      4: Ryan Wilson
      3: Ryan Wilson
      2: Ryan Wilson
      1: Ryan Wilson

      16: Ryan Wilson
      17: Ryan Wilson
      18: Ryan Wilson
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      21: Ryan Wilson
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      23: Ryan Wilson

      Not considered due to injury: Ryan Wilson (elbow), Ryan Wilson (knackered)

  1. France looked massive against a heavy England. Scotland are going to have to do to them what they did to Ireland & tackle early before they gain momentum & continue throughout the 80 minutes. Scrum ??

  2. Would of liked to see ford start glad barkley is in but would like to of seen Wilson start or on the bench speedy recovery to him! Glad to see we have depth in hardie tho won’t to see price get more game time As well

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