Finn Russell will be back for Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations trip to France on Friday night after returning following a concussion.

The fly-half has stepped in to lead Scotland’s backline with Gregor Townsend’s side missing a number of English-based stars.

With Chris Harris into the centres, Ali Price will start at nine, while George Turner starts at hooker.

Scotland were only allowed to select five England-based players due to a deal with Gallagher Premiership bosses as this delayed match now sits outside the Test window, after it was postponed due to Covid-related incidents.

Having denied Wales a Grand Slam last weekend France go into the match on Friday with a shot at the title.

Here’s how France can win the Six Nations against Scotland on Friday:

A France win by at least 21 points and with at least four tries would see the hosts finish level with Wales on 20 points but would be ranked above them due to a greater points difference.

Also, if the French side wins by exactly 20 points and scores at least six tries, it would see them finish level with Wales on 20 points and have the same points difference of 61. However, they would be ranked above Wales having scored more tries (Wales have scored 20 tries, while France have 15 so far).

Scotland also enter Friday’s game with plenty to play for as they can seal a second-place finish in the tournament with a result.

“The match against France provides us with an opportunity to finish the Six Nations in our highest position in its history,” said Scotland head coach Townsend.

“This is a great opportunity for us to take on France, at home in Paris, as they also look to end the championship on a high.

“Both teams have needed to manage a short six-day turnaround and we have used this week to regroup and focus on putting in our best performance of the competition so far, which we will need to deliver if we are to leave Paris with a victory.

“As a group we have faced several challenges throughout this Six Nations, it has brought us closer together, and I know the players are motivated and looking forward to representing their country again on Friday night.”