France got their Six Nations campaign off to a winning start with a slick performance against a disappointing Scotland side at Murrayfield.
My colleague Bryn Palmer and I watched the game and have combined to put together some player ratings for the two teams on display.
I rated Scotland, who promised so much before the game and ultimately delivered very little.
While Bryn ran the rule over the next generation of French rugby.
Do you agree? Let us know your thoughts.
Rory Lamont - Mis-read the bounce of the ball to allow Julien Malzieu to cross in the first half and struggled to stretch his legs against an impressive looking French defence. Replaced with a serious looking ankle ligament injury just after the hour. 5
Nikki Walker - The Ospreys wing made a good early tackle on the wing and his early surging break inside the first 10 minutes almost resulted in a Scotland try. Was solid in defence and always looked a threat. 7
Nick De Luca - A weak early tackle allowed Vincent Clerc to cross and dropped another pass soon after. The debutant looked nervous and dropped another pass in the second half with little pressure on him and was cruelly exposed. 4
Andy Henderson - Should have been sent to the sin-bin for a head-butt on his opposite number after Franceís first try and had a poor afternoon. May well be cited for his first-half indiscretion. 4
Simon Webster - Tried to inject some pace at the start of the second half but was otherwise anonymous. A late error which saw him fumble the ball into touch rounded off a miserable afternoon. 5
Dan Parks - Parks, whose selection was questioned, had an erratic display for Scotland.
His kicking from hand was superb and sent over a cracking early drop-goal, but missed an easy early penalty and despite his best efforts failed to spark Scotlandís back line. 6
Mike Blair - Made a lively start and looked to pass early and get the backs playing. The Edinburgh man was also solid in defence and justified his selection. 7
Allan Jacobsen - The Edinburgh prop was part of a Scotland scrum that destroyed France in the first half. But conceded a 34th minute penalty for not releasing the ball and faded in the second period as France turned the screw. 6
Ross Ford - Tackled his heart out and scrapped for any loose ball. His line-out throwing was solid and was part of a very competent front row. 6
Euan Murray - Scotlandís scrum destroyed France in the first half, but fell apart in the second. Was penalised for bringing a scrum down as France took control. Replaced on the hour. 6
Nathan Hines - The Perpignan lock tackled bravely and always looked to take the ball into contact as Scotland struggled for field position. 7
Jim Hamilton - The Leicester lock is always an imposing presence but failed to disrupt the France throw and struggled to make any impact with the ball in hand. Replaced early in the second half. 6
Jason White - Good off-loading in the tackle and strong carrying of the ball but not the type of dominant performance that is expected from Scotlandís captain. 6
John Barclay - The Glasgow flanker conceded a late first-half penalty for not rolling away and didnít put Franceís half-backs under enough pressure. His inexperience at this level showed. 5
David Callam - The Edinburgh number eight carried the ball whenever he could and always looked to break the gain-line but struggled to assert himself and was replaced early in the second half. 5
Replacements:Gavin Kerr - Came on around the hour mark but struggled to assert any pressure. 5
Scott MacLeod - Came on early in the second half and immediately had an impact, winning the ball on the floor to help Scotland win turnover ball. 6
Kelly Brown - The Glasgow forward was brought on early in the second half to try and bring some tenacity to the Scottish back row. Made a few decent surges breaking the gain-line but France were too dominant in that area. 6
Chris Cusiter - On for Blair on the hour and missed a glorious opportunity to score Scotlandís first try with 10 minutes remaining, but had the ball knocked out of his hands with the line at his mercy. Made a nuisance of himself for the remainder of the game. 5
Chris Paterson - On for Parks on the hour but with the game pretty much lost, couldnít have any influence on the game. 5
Hugo Southwell - Replaced the injured Lamont just after the hour but was kept quiet. 5
Cedric Heymans - A danger every time he was near the ball, bursting through tacklers, kicking out of defence, and twice involved in Clerc's opening try. One poor decision but hardly blotted his copybook. 7
Vincent Clerc - Justified his reputation as the deadliest finisher in Europe with a great support line and quick hands - albeit a forward pass - for his first try, and then collected his own own chip ahead for his 17th Test try. Another slashing break helped secure the man-of-the-match award. 9
David Marty - Took full advantage for his call-up for the stricken Florian Fritz with a strong display of elusive running, and did his fair share in defence when Scotland threatened in the first half. 7
Damien Traille - Banged over two long-range penalties and shrugged off a rare moment of aggression from Andrew Henderson to play a controlled hand at the heart of the French midfield, taking ball up and releasing the men outside him. 7
Julien Malzieu - A lively presence on his Test debut, getting a fortuitous bounce for his try after his own chip-and-chase, although spilled a pass that should have given him a second score. Dangerous runner. 7
Francois Trinh-Duc - Impressive start from the debutant 21-year-old fly-half, who played right on the gain line, launched his backline with alacrity, showing a good range of passing and booting the odd clearance to touch too. 7
Jean-Baptiste Elissalde - Mixed bag from the scrum-half. Set the tempo with some quick tap penalties and the odd darting break, but missed a couple of straightforward kicks at goal. Earned abreather with 13 minutes left. 6
Lionel Faure - Part of a French front row that struggled initially, but came on strong in the second half when they had the Scottish scrum going backwards. The Sale man lasted the distance and can be happy with his debut outing. 6
William Servat - A willing ball-carrier with several charges in the loose, and did his bit at the set-piece before trooping off after 49 minutes. 6
Julien Brugnaut - Made little impression on the Scottish scrum, losing his battle with Jacobsen, and it was noticeable that the French scrum improved when he was replaced by Mas. 5
Loic Jacquet - A bullocking presence in the tight exchanges, adding plenty of grunt to the French front five, and showed some nice handling touches as well. 7
Lionel Nallet (capt) - Combined well with Jacquet in the engine room, steadying the scrum in the second half, and led the side well. His knee also prevented Chris Cusiter from scoring a late Scottish try. 7
Thierry Dusautoir - Turned over Scottish ball, burst through tackles, made plenty of his own, took the ball up and was a marauding presence up in support of his backs. Confirmed his burgeoning reputation. 8
Fulgence Ouedraogo - Not quite as visible as his fellow bandit Dusautoir in only his second Test, but the new flanker still made a favourable impression as France won the back-row battle hands down. 7
Elvis Vermeulen - Not a dominant outing for the Clermont player with his side so much on the front foot, losing some ball in contact, but did his shift in defence. Replaced after 54 minutes by Bonnaire. 6
Replacements: Dimitri Szarzewski - Enjoyed a good half-hour after replacing Servat with a couple of charges in the loose, and solid at the set-piece. 6
Nicolas Mas - Strengthened the French scrum considerably when he came on for Brugnaut, showing his experience. 7
Julien Bonnaire -One of France's top World Cup performers had to settle for a bench spot, but should challenge for a starting place after replacing Vermeulen after 54 minutes. 6
Morgan Parra - Another to enjoy a winning Test debut after coming on for Elissalde in the final quarter. 6
David Skrela - Continued where Trinh-Duc left off, keeping Scotland pinned back with his boot and firing out some nice passes, including one for Clerc's second try. 7
Arnaud Mela - Replaced Jacquet in the second half and kept the forward effort going to mark his debut with a victory. 6
Aurelien Rougerie - Stretched his legs late on with a gallop down the right wing after coming on for Clerc. 6