Three Is The Magic Number For Scotland
Evergreen points machine Chris Paterson is scheduled to win his 99th cap for Scotland against France on Sunday at Murrayfield (kick off 3pm) and he is joined in the starting line-up by Edinburgh team-mates, stand-off Phil Godman and hooker Ross Ford.Meanwhile, former Edinburgh head coach Andy Robinson has selected Allan Jacobsen and Alan MacDonald amongst the replacements. Ex-Edinburgh players Al Dickinson, Nathan Hines and Al Kellock are also in the starting side while former Black and Red scrum half Rory Lawson is on the bench._Scotland team (sponsor Murray) to play France in the RBS 6 Nations Championship at Murrayfield on Sunday 7 February (kick-off 3pm)15 Chris Paterson (Edinburgh) 98 caps, 741 points through 22 tries, 150 penalties, 86 conversions, 3 drop goals 14 Thom Evans (Glasgow Warriors) 8 caps, 5 points through 1 try 13 Max Evans (Glasgow Warriors) 6 caps, 5 points through 1 try 12 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors) 18 caps, 15 points through 3 tries 11 Sean Lamont (Scarlets) 40 caps, 35 points through 7 tries 10 Phil Godman (Edinburgh) 20 caps, 71 points through 1 try, 12 conversions, 14 penalties 9 Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors) CAPTAIN 47 caps, 15 points through 3 tries 1 Alasdair Dickinson (Gloucester) 13 caps 2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh) 33 caps, 10 points through 2 tries 3 Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors) 5 caps 4 Nathan Hines (Leinster) 61 caps, 10 points through 2 tries 5 Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors) 20 caps 6 Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors) 30 caps, 15 points through 3 tries 8 Johnnie Beattie (Glasgow Warriors) 7 caps, 10 points through 2 tries 7 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors) 13 caps, 5 points through 1 try Replacements 16 Scott Lawson (Gloucester) 16 caps, 10 points through 2 tries 17 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh) 40 caps 18 Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped 19 Alan MacDonald (Edinburgh) 1 cap 20 Rory Lawson (Gloucester) 17 caps 21 Alex Grove (Worcester Warriors) 3 caps 22 Hugo Southwell (Stade Francais) 48 caps, 40 points through 8 tries Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales). Touch-judges: Chris White (England) and Tim Hayes (Wales). Television match official: Geoff Hughes (England) RBS 6 NATIONS – SCOTLAND V FRANCE About 6,000 tickets remain to see Scotland take on France in the RBS 6 Nations Championship on Sunday 7 February at Murrayfield, kick-off 3pm. However, tickets are selling fast. Tickets can be purchased in person from the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre, Roseburn Street, Edinburgh, Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm and on Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Tickets may also be bought via the 24-hour hotline on 0844 335 3933 or online at www.scottishrugby.org There are no ticket sales on match day.