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Scotland, France Women's Rugby Battle At 2024 Women's Six Nations

Scotland, France Women's Rugby Battle At 2024 Women's Six Nations

Scotland women's rugby and France picked up wins to start the 2024 Women’s Six Nations Championship. Now, it’s time to see who can keep pace with England.

Mar 29, 2024 by Matt Cannizzaro
Scotland, France Women's Rugby Battle At 2024 Women's Six Nations

The 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations Championship got underway last weekend, giving the participating countries a clean slate and an opportunity to hoist the coveted trophy in 2024. 

To do so, however, they’ll have to wrestle it away from England, which entered the latest edition of the competition as the five-time defending champion.

France and Scotland both got off to perfect starts, picking up wins on the opening weekend of the competition, but they can’t both leave Hive Stadium in Edinburgh (Scotland) with wins after they face off Saturday.

Though England is the overall favorite to claim a sixth consecutive title and third straight Grand Slam, France has proven to be a formidable foe and the likeliest contender and showed it with a decisive 38-17 win over Ireland on the competition’s opening weekend.

France has a few positives on its side as the 2024 Women’s Six Nations gets underway:

  • France was the runner-up to England in 2023, losing to the Red Roses in the final week 38-33, so there’s some momentum, motivation and potential. In the loss, France rallied back from a 33-0 halftime deficit.
  • By reaching the semifinals of the 2021 Rugby World Cup (delayed to 2022 due to COVID-19), France already has qualified for the 2025 RWC, which takes off some pressure during the Six Nations, which will award a spot to the highest-finishing team that isn’t France or England (both have qualified).
  • France is the only other team to have won the Women’s Six Nations in the last eight opportunities, winning in 2016 and 2018 (including the Grand Slam). England won the other six.
  • England is playing this year’s Six Nations under a new head coach – John Mitchell.

Scotland picked up a 20-18 win against Wales to kick off the 2024 Six Nations. It was a record seventh consecutive win for Scotland, while Coreen Grant was named player of the match.

The Scottish squad appears to be on an upward trajectory, having posted a 2-3 record in the competition in 2023, after taking home the wooden spoon in 2022 with an 0-5 effort. 

Losing early in the campaign never is ideal, but either France or Scotland will leave this one disappointed – unless there’s a rare draw, which also isn’t particularly ideal. 

In their last 12 meetings at the Six Nations, France is unbeaten against Scotland (11 wins, 1 draw). Scotland has been shut out seven times, including a 55-0 rout in 2023.

England will host Wales this weekend, with the Red Roses heading to Scotland in Round 3. Up next for France will be Italy on April 14.

2024 Women’s Six Nations Standings

TeamWinDrawLossPointsPts AgnstPt. DiffTriesBonusPoints

2024 Women’s Six Nations Scores

Round 1 (March 23-24)

France 38, Ireland 17
Scotland 20, Wales 18
England 48, Italy 0

Round 2 (March 30-31)

Scotland vs. France (March 30 at 10:15 a.m. EDT)
England vs. Wales (March 30 at 12:45 p.m. EDT)
Ireland vs. Italy (March 31 at 10 a.m. EDT)

Round 3 (April 13-14)

Scotland vs. England (April 13 at 9:15 a.m. EDT)
Ireland vs. Wales (April 13 at 11:45 a.m. EDT)
France vs. Italy (April 14 at 7:30 a.m. EDT)

Round 4 (April 20-21)

England vs. Ireland (April 20 at 9:15 a.m. EDT)
Italy vs. Scotland (April 20 at 11:45 a.m. EDT)
Wales vs. France (April 21 at 10:15 a.m. EDT)

Round 5 (April 27)

Wales vs. Italy at 7:15 a.m. EDT
Ireland vs. Scotland at 9:30 a.m. EDT
France vs. England at 11:45 a.m. EDT

How To Watch Scotland Rugby Vs. France At The 2024 Women’s Six Nations

Watch Scotland play against France on FloRugby and the FloSports app.

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15 Meryl Smith, 14 Rhona Lloyd, 13 Emma Orr, 12 Lisa Thomson, 11 Coreen Grant, 10 Helen Nelson, 9 Caity Mattinson, 1 Leah Bartlett, 2 Elis Martin, 3 Christine Belisle, 4 Emma Wassell, 5 Louise McMillan, 6 Rachel Malcolm (c) 7 Alex Stewart, 8 Evie Gallagher

Replacements: 16 Molly Wright, 17 Lisa Cockburn, 18 Elliann Clarke, 19 Fiona McIntosh, 20 Eva Donaldson, 21 Mairi McDonald, 22 Nicole Flynn, 23 Chloe Rollie


15 Emilie Boulard, 14 Kelly Arbey, 13 Nassira Kondé, 12 Gabrielle Vernier, 11 Marine Ménager, 10 Lina Queyroi, 9 Pauline Bourdon Sansus, 1 Annaëlle Deshaye, 2 Agathe Sochat, 3 Assia Khalfaoui, 4 Manae Feleu (c), 5 Madoussou Fall, 6 Axelle Berthoumieu, 7 Gaëlle Hermet, 8 Romane Ménager.

Replacements: 16 Manon Bigot, 17 Ambre Mwayembe, 18 Clara Joyeux, 19 Charlotte Escudero, 20 Emeline Gros, 21 Alexandra Chambon, 22 Lina Tuy, 23 Morgane Bourgeois

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