Watch a free Scotland v France live stream to find out who comes out on top this afternoon.


The second round of the Six Nations Championship is about to get underway at Murrayfield on what’s set to be a cold, drizzly afternoon in Edinburgh. If you’re in the UK you can watch a Scotland v France live stream for free on BBC iPlayer, and if you happen to be outside the country today there’s no need to worry about missing out because you can use a VPN to watch from anywhere.

This article contains everything you need to know to watch the match in the UK, Ireland or abroad. You can also scroll down for team news and predictions, and if you want to know more about watching the rest of the tournament, check out our guide to watching every game of the Six Nations wherever you are.

Watch Scotland v France FOR FREE in the UK

BBC iPlayer is the place to go to watch a Scotland v France live stream for free. The match will also be broadcast live on BBC One, with coverage starting at 1:15pm GMT ahead of the 2:15pm kick-off.

Live stream Scotland v France from outside your country

Going to be travelling today? That doesn’t mean you need to miss out. Although geo-blocking restrictions will prevent Brits abroad from logging into their usual BBC iPlayer service, this doesn’t have to be a problem if you use a VPN – aka a Virtual Private Network.

These extremely useful pieces of software not only provide you with online privacy, they also allow you to change your IP address. This means you can access live TV or on-demand content as if you were at home – even when you’re in another country. (Important note: you’ll also need a valid TV Licence to watch ITVX while you’re away from home.)

Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPNs and ExpressVPN is the one they recommend. It’s easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, meaning your iPads, tablets, PCs, Macs, smartphones and smart TVs will all be covered.

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Scotland v France viewing options around the world

The Six Nations Championship is a big deal all over the planet, so there are plenty of options to watch a Scotland v France live stream wherever you are. We’ve also included selected kick-off times around the world:

Scotland v France team news

Here are the teams for this afternoon’s match:

Kyle Rowe; Kyle Steyn, Huw Jones, Sione Tuipulotu, Duhan van der Merwe, Finn Russell (co-captain), Ben White; Pierre Schoeman, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Scott Cummings, Matt Fagerson, Rory Darge (co-captain), Jack Dempsey.

Replacements: Ewan Ashman, Alec Hepburn, Elliot Millar-Mills, Sam Skinner, Andy Christie, George Horne, Ben Healy, Cam Redpath.

Thomas Ramos; Damian Penaud, Gaël Fickou, Jonathan Danty, Louis Bielle-Biarrey; Matthieu Jalibert, Maxime Lucu; Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Uini Atonio, Cameron Woki, Paul Gabrillagues, François Cros, Charles Ollivon, Grégory Alldritt (captain).

Replacements: Julien Marchand, Sébastien Taofifénua, Dorian Aldegheri, Posolo Tuilagi, Alexandre Roumat, Paul Boudehent, Nolann le Garrec, Yoram Moefana.

If you want to know more, check out our guides to the Scotland and France squads.

The referee for this afternoon’s match is Australia’s Nic Berry. He’ll be assisted by Nika Amashukeli of Georgia and Jordan Way of Australia, with Ireland’s Brian MacNeice on TMO duties.

Scotland v France predictions

Which set of fans will be singing at the final whistle? Rugby World’s experts are divided in our Scotland v France predictions article, with Oliver Jervis tipping France to win by six, and Alan Pearey plumping for a Scotland victory by a single point. “I think the Scots can upset the odds,” says Pearey. “So often they’ve threatened something special only to fall at one of the first hurdles. Their almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Wales – but they didn’t. Murrayfield can roar them to a famous, edge-of-your-seat triumph.”

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