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Live Reporting

By Thomas Duncan

All times stated are UK

  1. 'Brilliant from France'

    France 25-3 Scotland

    Fraser Brown

    Glasgow and Scotland hooker on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: Brilliant attack by France. They're playing eyes-up rugby and the Scots got lazy. Scotland have to work so hard to get a bit of space with the ball in-hand, while France are just making the ball do the work.
  2. Try- France 25-3 Scotland

    Maxime Medard

    A second for Medard- scintillating!

    Camille Lopez takes the ball to the line, pops it to back-row François Cros who's charging round the corner. He gets his hand free and offloads to Medard who's in support, and he scampers over for his second try.

    Lopez hasn't brought his kicking boots though, he misses his third conversion. Scotland are nowhere.

  3. 'Scotland need a pest'

    France 20-3 Scotland

    Fraser Brown

    Glasgow and Scotland hooker on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: Scotland are missing a pest. Someone who won't win the ball at every break-down, but will force France to commit more players. Someone who will make it a dog-fight and tire them out. A Michael Hooper or a Josh Navidi.
  4. Post update

    France 20-3 Scotland

    This is turning into a bit of bùrach. Errors everywhere.

    Scrum to France just inside their own half. The pitch isn't helping things.

  5. 'Players are struggling'

    France 20-3 Scotland

    Fraser Brown

    Glasgow and Scotland hooker on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: There are lots of tired players out there. It's been very scrappy, especially in the last five minutes. It just looks like it's hit that mark where the guys who started are puffing a bit. I wouldn't be surprised if there were quite a few subs in the next five minutes are so.
  6. Post update

    France 20-3 Scotland

    Zander Fagerson is having no more luck at the scrum than Jamie Bhatti, who he replaced. He's penalised and France have another attacking platform in the Scotland 22. But, they're penalised for sealing off at the ruck.

    Scotland clear.

  7. Replacement

    France 20-3 Scotland

    Rory Hutchinson is on for his Scotland debut as he replaces Duncan Taylor in the midfield. That's him now tied to Scotland by the way. He was also eligible for England. Let's see what the Northampton man can do!

    Taylor put in a solid shift in a Scotland team mostly going backwards tonight.

  8. Post update

    France 20-3 Scotland

    After a bit of possession ping-pong, French winger Damian Penaud knocks on and Scotland will get the scrum. It's very scrappy at the moment.

  9. 'Berghan could be on the plane'

    France 20-3 Scotland

    Peter Wright

    Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: I've noticed something massive during the half. They've taken Jamie Bhatti off and put Zander Fagerson on. That's a loose-head off and a tight-head on. So they have two tight-heads on. So I think the coaches are thinking of not taking Jamie Bhatti and Gordon Reid to the World Cup and taking Simon Berghan instead.
  10. Post update

    France 20-3 Scotland

    Scotland lose the ball once more and France clear and eventually get the penalty. It's a familiar story so far...

  11. Post update

    France 20-3 Scotland

    Adam Hastings is back from the sin-bin by the way. Scotland have a line-out just inside their own half and they get a penalty for obstruction.

    Here they come...

  12. Kick-off

    France 20-3 Scotland

    Here we go again!

  13. 'Playing their way out the World Cup squad'

    HT: France 20-3 Scotland

    Peter Wright

    Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: Gregor Townsend should try and sneak all eight subs on without taking anyone off! I think he'll give guys a fair crack in the second half. He'll give most players fifteen or twenty minutes to try and prove themselves. There are players out there currently playing their way out of the World Cup.
  14. Erm, okay...

    HT: France 20-3 Scotland

    Dolphin
  15. 'Scotland getting blown away'

    France 20-3 Scotland

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland's chief sports writer

    Quote Message: I'll start at the start. Because it was another lousy beginning from Scotland. Scotland have conceded early against Ireland, France, Wales, England in the Six Nations, and tonight France score very early on. It worries me a lot ahead of the World Cup. Scotland are completely overpowered. I'm not sure what the solution is. Scotland are getting blown away.
  16. The first half in numbers

    HT: France 20-3 Scotland

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  17. Post update

    HT: France 20-3 Scotland

    I'd say this game was dead, but....

    Sam Johnson v England
  18. Half-time-France 20-3 Scotland

    Scotland get the free-kick, to their visible relief. Ali Price hacks it into touch and Nigel Owens blows the half-time whistle.

    France have been superb, Scotland have not.