Romain Ntamack left the field with a suspected knee problem and Duhan van der Merwe also suffered an injury as World Cup hosts France edged Scotland in Saint-Étienne on Saturday.
France flyhalf Ntamack was helped off after a collision with opposite number Finn Russell in the third quarter, less than a month out from the start of the World Cup.
Van der Merwe also suffered an issue and was helped from the pitch by a team doctor. France won 30-27.
France were at close to full-strength, with Ntamack partnering captain Antoine Dupont at halfback as the hosts prepare for the World Cup opener against three-time winners New Zealand on 8 September.
Scotland started the better at a sold-out and vocal Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, the 42,000-capacity ground which will host four games at the World Cup.
The visitors led 10-6 after 22 minutes as Les Bleus’ Thomas Ramos kicked two penalties in response to Kyle Steyn’s try and Russell’s shots at goal.
Ramos kept the home team in the game and they were 13-10 in front at the break as Dupont set up Ntamack to score after continued pressure.
Their dominance continued after the break as winger Damian Penaud and flanker Charles Ollivon’s tries took the score to 27-10.
Ten minutes later Ntamack was substituted after Russell charged into him, a worrying sight for coach Fabien Galthie, who will announce his World Cup squad on 21 August.
After an hour, the advantage was cut to 27-15 as Van der Merwe strolled over in the corner following a Huw Jones break, but the Edinburgh flyer soon left the field.
The lead was just 27-22 with 11 minutes remaining as Scotland flanker Rory Darge, who kicked the ball out to end last weekend’s win over France in Edinburgh, bundled over to set up a tense finish.
With seven minutes remaining Steyn claimed his second try but Russell missed the conversion, which would have put Scotland back into the lead.
As France ventured into Scotland territory, referee Nic Berry penalised the away scrum and Ramos kicked a penalty with a little over 60 seconds to play.
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