Duncan Weir to start for Scotland against France

Warriors’ fly-half Duncan Weir will win his 30th Scotland cap when he starts against France in Sunday’s Autumn Nations Cup match at BT Murrayfield (kick-off 3.15pm).

Weir impressed in last weekend’s victory over Italy in Florence where he scored eight points off the tee in his first international start in four-and-a-half years.

He will start again against France as Scotland seek a sixth straight international win for only the third time since 1900.

“France are full of confidence and have played really well this year,” said Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend.

“We know we’re playing one of the best teams in the world right now, so to rise to this challenge we’re going to have to play close to our best throughout the contest on Sunday.

“The Autumn Nations Cup is all about opportunity – the opportunity to play in a new competition and the opportunity for us as coaches to see how a large number of our squad perform when given the chance to play.

“The support from the BT Murrayfield crowd was incredible last time we played France in March in the last game before the lockdown and, while they unfortunately won’t be with us in person this weekend, we’re grateful for all the messages of support letting us know that the nation is behind us once more as we take to the field this Sunday.”

Scotland’s scheduled match against Fiji at Murrayfield on Saturday November 28 has been cancelled due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Fiji’s squad.

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