Rearranged date for Scotland’s Six Nations game against France confirmed at last

A rearranged date has finally been fixed for Scotland’s postponed Six Nations rugby match against France.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 9:15 am
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 10:50 am
Scotland captain Stuart Hogg being tackled by Bernard Le Roux during his side's last game against France, a 22-15 Autumn Nations Cup defeat in Edinburgh, their first home loss to French since 2014.(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It is, as reported two weeks ago but not confirmed until now, a week today, March 26.

That round-three game, at the Stade de France, north of Paris, was originally due to be played on Sunday, February 28, but had to be called off following a coronavirus outbreak in the French camp.

Kicking off at 8pm, it will be the last game of this year’s tournament and could prove to be a title decider if the French beat current table-toppers Wales in Paris tomorrow, March 20.

The championship’s last Friday night game was a round-one visit by Wales to France in 2019, and it saw the Welsh fight back from 16-0 down to win 24-19 to put them on their way to their 12th grand slam.

Scotland kicked off their Six Nations campaign with a first win against England in London since 1983 before being beaten by a whisker by Wales and then, last Sunday, March 14, Ireland. They play Italy at home tomorrow.

France have beaten Italy and Ireland but lost to England last Saturday, March 13.

The French are third in the table at present with 10 points from three games, nine behind Wales but with a game in hand and four ahead of fifth-placed Scotland.

The Scots and French have won three apiece of their last half-dozen games, with the former triumphing in March 2020, August 2019 and February 2018. Scotland won only one of the preceding six games, though, in March 2016.

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