Teddy Thomas left out as France make two changes for Scotland

France wing Teddy Thomas has been left out of the team to face Scotland on Sunday after an under-whelming Six Nations campaign so far. Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images

French winger Teddy Thomas was left out of the squad as France coach Fabien Galthie made two changes to his team who face Scotland in the Six Nations on Sunday.

Thomas showed worrying defensive shortcomings in the first three games and was not included among the replacements to face Scotland. Damian Penaud made his return from injury after missing the victories against England, Italy and Wales.

Prop Jefferson Poirot will start in the absence of Cyril Baille, who sustained a shoulder injury in the 27-23 win in Cardiff in the previous round.

Grand Slam hopefuls France top the rankings with 13 points, four ahead of England, whose trip to Italy was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

France starting XV to face Scotland:

Anthony Bouthier, Damian Penaud, Virimi Vakatawa, Arthur Vincent, Gael Fickou, Romain Ntamack, Anthony Dupont, Gregory Alldritt, Charles Ollivon (captain), Francois Cros, Paul Willemse, Bernard Le Roux, Mohamed Haouas, Julien Marchand, Jefferson Poirot

Replacements: Camille Chat, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Baptiste Serin, Mathieu Jalibert, Thomas Ramos