London Irish loosehead prop Gordon Reid has been named in Scotland’s starting XV for this Sunday’s NatWest 6 Nations clash against France at a sold out BT Murrayfield (kick-off 3pm, live on BBC One).

Reid, 31, who started against Wales at the Principality Stadium last weekend, packs down in the front row alongside Stuart McNally and Simon Berghan.

It will be the Glaswegian’s 29th cap for Scotland, having made his international debut against USA in the summer of 2014.

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has made six changes for this weekend’s encounter, with Greig Laidlaw, Sean Maitland and Pete Horne promoted from the bench, while lock Grant Gilchrist and back row Ryan Wilson are also handed starts.

“As a group we’re delighted to be playing at home in front of another sell out crowd at BT Murrayfield and we’re looking forward to putting in a performance that can energise our supporters.

“We’ve seen a response from the players in training this week and that needs to continue into and through the 80 plus minutes of the match because France will pose a massive and immensely physical challenge.”

15 Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors) – 56 caps

14 Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) – 40 caps
13 Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 12 caps
12 Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 29 caps
11 Sean Maitland (Saracens) – 30 caps

10 Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors) – 33 caps
9 Greig Laidlaw VICE CAPTAIN (ASM Clermont Auvergne) – 59 caps

1 Gordon Reid (London Irish) – 28 caps
2 Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby) – 13 caps
3 Simon Berghan (Edinburgh Rugby) – 5 caps
4 Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby) – 19 caps
5 Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 39 caps
6 John Barclay CAPTAIN (Scarlets) – 67 caps
7 Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) – 16 caps
8 Ryan Wilson VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 33 caps



16 Scott Lawson (Newcastle Falcons) – 47 caps
17 Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) – 4 caps
18 Jon Welsh (Newcastle Falcons) – 12 caps
19 Ben Toolis (Edinburgh Rugby) – 8 caps
20 David Denton (Worcester Warriors) – 35 caps
21 Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 12 caps
22 Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons) – 2 caps
23 Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby) – uncapped

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