By Jonathan Davies

2015 - the year of Rugby in the UK

Philippe Saint-Andre has handed five players their Six Nations debut in the France team to face Scotland in Paris on Saturday.

Prop Alexandre Menini, half-backs Rory Kockott & Camille Lopez, wing Teddy Thomas and full-back Scott Spedding all make their Six Nations debut, with uncapped La Rochelle back-row Loann Goujon on the bench.

Starting XV

Backs: Scott Spedding (Bayonne), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Mathieu Basareaud (Toulon), Wesley Fofana (Clermont Auvergne), Teddy Thomas (Racing Metro), Camille Lopez (Clermont Auvergne), Rory Kockott (Castres).

Forwards: Alexandre Menini (Toulon), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Rabah Slimani (Stade Francais), Pascal Pape (Stade Francais), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Thierry Dusautoir (captain, Toulouse), Bernard Le Roux (Racing Metro), Damien Chouly (Clermont Auvergne).

Replacements: Benjamin Kayer (Clermont Auvergne), Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Eddy Ben Arous (Racing Metro), Romain Taofifenua (Toulon), Loann Goujon (La Rochelle), Morgan Parra (Clermont Auvergne), Remi Tales (Castres), Remi Lamerat (Castres).

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