Finn Russell Scotland v France: Debut for Blade Thomson as hosts change 14

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Finn Russell Scarlets' Blade Thomson missed a large chunk of his Pro14 debut season with concussion

Scarlets’ Blade Thomson missed a large chunk of his Pro14 debut season with concussion
World Cup warm-up: Scotland v France
Venue:Murrayfield Stadium, EdinburghDate:Saturday, 24 AugustKick-off:13:10 BST
Coverage:Listen live on Radio Scotland & online; text commentary on BBC Sport website & app

Blade Thomson makes his Scotland debut and fly-half Finn Russell returns for Saturday’s World Cup warm-up Test against France.

Full-back Stuart Hogg is the sole starter retained from last weekend’s 32-3 hammering in Nice.

Scrum-half Greig Laidlaw captains the side, while New Zealand-born Thomson is joined by Hamish Watson and Ryan Wilson in the back-row.

Peter Horne and Chris Harris form the centre partnership at Murrayfield.

Scott Cummings, making just his second international appearance, and Sam Skinner combine in the second row, while hooker George Turner wins his seventh cap with props Gordon Reid and Willem

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