• Three Saffas in France XV

    Bernard le Roux, Rory Kockott and Scott Spedding have been named in France's starting lineup for their Six Nations match against Scotland in Paris on Saturday.

    Le Roux, who played for Boland and Border before joining Racing Métro in 2009, will earn his 12th Test cap since making his debut in 2013.

    Having made three appearances off the bench for Les Bleus last November, Kockott has been given the No 9 jersey for the first time, with Morgan Parra on the bench.

    With Brice Dulin having failed to recover from a bicep injury, Spedding retains the No 15 jersey that he wore against Fiji, Australia and Argentina.

    France – 15 Scott Spedding, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Teddy Thomas, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Bernard le Roux, 7 Damien Chouly, 6 Thierry Dusautoir, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Pascal Papé, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Alexandre Menini.
    Subs: 16 Benjamin Kayser, 17 Uini Atonio, 18 Eddy Ben Arous, 19 Romain Taofifenua, 20 Loann Goujon, 21 Morgan Parra, 22 Rémi Talès, Rémi Lamerat.

    Kockott's cold reception

    Spedding's loved like a local

    Le Roux's bleeding for Les Bleus

    Photo: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

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    Simon Borchardt