Brown selected for France clash
Fraser Brown is one of eight Glasgow Warriors included for Scotland’s pivotal Autumn Nations Cup clash this Sunday, as Gregor Townsend’s men welcome France to BT Murrayfield.
Glasgow centurion Brown returns to the starting XV after missing out on last weekend’s win over Italy, with the hooker also named as one of Scotland’s vice-captains for the visit of Les Bleus.
There’s also a first Scotland start for Oli Kebble, as the Warriors loose-head is promoted to the number one jersey for his fourth cap.
Scott Cummings once again retains his place in the second-row, 15 months after lining up against France for his international debut.
Matt Fagerson is selected for the first time since being forced off with a knock against Georgia last month, as the number eight lines up to win his eighth cap for his country.
Ali Price makes his fourth start of the autumn at scrum-half, having also started against the French at BT Murrayfield in this year’s Guinness Six Nations.
He’s joined in the back division by Sam Johnson, following the centre’s return to the international setup in Florence last weekend.
Two further Warriors are included amongst the replacements, with both men having crossed the whitewash against the Italians in the Autumn Nations Cup opener.
Zander Fagerson rotates to the bench after three consecutive starts at tight-head, whilst George Turner is retained in the matchday 23 after securing the bonus-point score in Florence.
Scotland team to play France at BT Murrayfield Stadium, 2020 Autumn Nations Cup
Sunday 22 November (kick-off 3.15pm) – live on Amazon Prime Video
15. Stuart Hogg CAPTAIN (Exeter Chiefs) – 78 caps
14. Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh) – 24 caps
13. Chris Harris (Gloucester) – 21 caps
12. Sam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors) – 14 caps
11. Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh) – 3 caps
10. Duncan Weir (Worcester Warriors) – 29 caps
9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 35 caps
1. Oli Kebble (Glasgow Warriors) – 3 caps
2. Fraser Brown VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 52 caps
3. Simon Berghan (Edinburgh) – 27 caps
4. Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) – 15 caps
5. Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) – 59 caps
6. Jamie Ritchie VICE CAPTAIN (Edinburgh) – 21 caps
7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh) – 35 caps
8. Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 7 caps
16. George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) – 10 caps
17. Jamie Bhatti (Edinburgh) – 15 caps
18. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 32 caps
19. Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs) – 8 caps
20. Blade Thomson (Scarlets) – 7 caps
21. Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Exeter Chiefs) – 13 caps
22. Duncan Taylor (Saracens) – 26 caps
23. Sean Maitland (Saracens) – 48 caps