France trounce Scotland in Rugby World Cup warm-up
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Veteran full-back Maxime Medard scored twice as France hammered Scotland 32-3 in their first Rugby World Cup warm-up Test.
Medard, 32, dotted down either side of the break for his first tries in more than three years.
The fixture was the first outing of the side since the appointment of former French captain Fabien Galthie as an advisor to head coach Jacques Brunel, before he takes over from the 65-year-old after the World Cup in Japan.
FULL TIME | The ball goes out of play and Nigel Owens blows his whistle, as France complete an impressive performance in Nice. #AsOneScottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) August 17, 2019
📺Tonight’s match is available to watch on FreeSports at 8am tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Z3GBp3RK4E
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend chose to rest first-choice half-backs Finn Russell and Greig Laidlaw and put his faith in Glasgow pair Adam Hastings and Ali Price for the match in Nice.