Hogg to start for Scotland

Full-back Stuart Hogg will make his first Test start today as Scotland look to revive their RBS 6 Nations campaign against Rugby World Cup finalists France.

Full-back Stuart Hogg will make his first Test start today as Scotland look to revive their RBS 6 Nations campaign against Rugby World Cup finalists France.

Hogg has been included as one of four changes in personnel from the team which began the 27-13 loss to Wales in Cardiff two weeks ago, with scrum-half Mike Blair, inside centre Graeme Morrison and John Barclay, an openside named at blindside flanker, recalled to the starting XV, and Sean Lamont shifting to outside centre and Rory Lamont to the wing.

France have named the same side which had been scheduled to play Ireland, only for the match to be postponed due to a frozen pitch.

Flanker Imanol Harinordoquy, prop Jean-Baptiste Poux, hooker Dimitri Szarzewski, second row Yoann Maestri and scrum-half Morgan Parra have been included as changes to the XV which began the 30-12 defeat of Italy.

Scotland: Hogg, R. Lamont, S. Lamont, Morrison, Jones, Laidlaw, Blair, Jacobsen, Ford, Cross, Gray, Hamilton, Barclay, Rennie, Denton.

Replacements: S. Lawson, Kalman, Kellock, Vernon, Cusiter, Weir, De Luca.

France: Medard, Clerc, Rougerie, Fofana, Malzieu, Trinh-Duc, Parra, Poux, Szarzewski, Mas, Pape, Maestri, Dusautoir, Harinordoquy, Picamoles.

Replacements: Servat, Debaty, Nallet, Bonnaire, Dupuy, Beauxis, Mermoz.

Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU).

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