Scotland have made three changes to face France with Blair Kinghorn, Kyle Steyn and Jamie Ritchie all returning to the starting fifteen.

Harry Paterson drops out of the 23 despite impressing on his debut as does Kyle Rowe and Matt Fagerson with both of those players starting the first two games against Wales and France in the Six Nations campaign.

Kinghorn missed the first two through injury but he comes straight back in and joins Steyn and Duhan van der Merwe in the back three, with the duo of Huw Jones and Sione Tiupulotu continuing in the centre. Finn Russell will co-captain the team at 10 with Ben White continuing alongside him at scrum half.

There’s no changes to the front row with hooker George Turner joined by Pierre Schoeman and Zander Fagerson, and it’s the same in the second row with Grant Gilchrist forming a partnership with Scott Cummings once more.

The back row sees Ritchie come in at blindside to replace Fagerson with Rory Darge continuing at openside and Jack Dempsey at number 8.

It’s the same 5-3 split on the bench again with Ewan Ashman, Alec Hepburn, Elliot Millar-Mills, Sam Skinner and Andy Christie covering the forwards and George Horne, Cameron Redpath and Ben Healy there to cover the backs, with the latter hoping for his first appearance off the bench in this season’s tournament.

FULL TEAM: Kinghorn, Steyn, Jones, Tiupulotu, Van der Merwe, Russell, White, Schoeman, Turner, Fagerson, Gilchrist, Cummings, Ritchie, Darge, Dempsey

Replacements: Ashman, Hepburn, Millar-Mills, Skinner, Christie, Horne, Healy, Redpath