Scotland rugby Head Coach Gregor Townsend has axed all but ONE player from last weekend's heavy defeat to France.

Stuart Hogg is the only player in the squad retained after the 32-3 hammering in Nice for the return match at BT Murrayfield.

Blade Thomson of Scarlets could be in line to make his Scotland debut but it's the experienced campaigners returning that has excited the Scottish faithful.

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Captain Greg Laidlaw and Finn Russell come back in as well as vice-skipper Ryan Wilson.

Head Coach Townsend has spoken of his disappointment at his side's summer test mauling last weekend.

And he hopes his lads show improvement in the rematch.

He said: "Our first outing of the season was a disappointment and not reflective of the hard work our players have put in over the past two months.

"France are a very dangerous side if you give them space and quick ball to play, which is what we allowed to happen on too many occasions last week. Our focus all week has been to remedy this and also create much more from our attacking game.

“It was a stark reminder of how tough things can be at international level if our standards slip.

"We expect our players to show a much truer picture of themselves this Saturday.

"France have selected another strong side so it will be a great challenge for us to deliver a much-improved performance.”