France VS scotland SIX NATIONS 2011

Posted: Saturday, January 29th, 2011 by Jonny Lewis

France vs Scotland Six Nations 2011    Saturday 5th February 2011 at the Stade fde France, Paris

Both Scotland and France embark on a new Six Nations campaign with differing objectives and hopes. France will be hoping that a successful Six Nations tournamnet can establish them as genuine World Cup contenders in New Zealand this autumn. Whereas Scotland, under Andy Robinson, hope to continue there re-building process after promising autumn international performances aganist South Africa and Fiji.

With the up and coming Six Nations tournanment being the last opportunity for Scotland and France to impress before the World Cup.
France welcomes Scotland to the Stade de France in Paris on the 5th February 2011, hoping to make an early statement of intent to rivals England, Ireland and Wales.

Scotland lock Alistar Kellock has been given captaincy for the up and coming Six Nations. The 29 year old has previous experience at the top, job stearing Scotland to a historic victory over Australia in 2009.  “I have spoken about the importance of broadening the influence of leaders throughout the side and Rory Lawson, Mike Blair and Chris Cusiter have all led the side well.”

However things are more stable in the French camp with head coach Mark Lievremont having an established squad to pick from, creating a good atmosphere for the up and coming World Cup. With this Six Nations being an ideal opportunity to fine tune his squad and starting XV, especially at fly-half with David Skrela, Damien Traille, Francois Trinh-Duc competing for the number 10 shirt.
Both sides enter the Six Nations competition with the World Cup looming this autumn, with both contenders realising that a successful Six Nations campaign could be the cataylst for a successful year.

France v Scotland is the second match of this years Six Nations tournament, with both teams wanting to make a bold statement, establishing themsleves as genuine Six Nations and World Cup contenders.