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This Six Nations encounter (k-o 3.00pm) should be fascinating, as the Scots take on a French side full of extraordinary individuals that combine to make a fairly ramshackle team.

Captain John Barclay and his boys are looking to be a dominating force in this year’s tournament, after coming off the back of some terrific performances during the autumn internationals, and an emphatic win today should set them in good stead.

But the French could also be a surprise package, if they organise themselves…

Also today, in the Women’s Six Nations Ireland host Italy (highlights on BBC2 at 12.10am).