Greig Laidlaw kicked six second-half penalties including four in the final quarter as Scotland bounced back from defeat in the opening round with a 32-26 triumph over France in their Six Nations encounter at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Sunday.
James Haskell and Mathieu Bastareaud will miss the initial games of the upcoming Six Nations tournament for their respective countries following the bans handed to them after the completion of the latest round in the European Champions Cup.
France could be without Mathieu Bastareaud in the upcoming Six Nations tournament after he was cited for a direct homophobic abuse in the recently concluded European Champions Cup tournament against Benetton Treviso.
Inexperienced half-back pair Anthony Belleau and Antoine Dupont have been named in the starting line-up of France for their upcoming autumn international clash against New Zealand scheduled to be played at Stade de France on Saturday.
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