Sam Skinner has warned his Scotland colleagues to be braced for a France side eager to avenge recent defeats when they meet in Saturday’s Six Nations showdown at Murrayfield.
The Scots are buoyed by the fact they won in Paris last year, while they have also beaten the French in each of their last four encounters in Edinburgh, including in 2020 when they dented their Grand Slam bid.
However, Exeter lock Skinner believes France, who are in good form, will arrive in Scotland’s capital city with no shortage of incentives as they bid to make it three wins out of three in this year’s tournament.
“We’ve played France a few times over the years and winning at home and winning away definitely gives us confidence and belief that we can beat them,” he said.
“But I think you can flip the coin. They came to our place wanting to win a Grand Slam and we sto …