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Summary

  1. France 19-16 Scotland FT
  2. Nakaitaci try, Parra con, Michalak 3 pens, Spedding 1
  3. Seymour try, 3 Laidlaw pens & 1 con for Sco
  4. Wales 23-19 Italy FT
  5. Wales lose Halfpenny and Webb to leg injuries
  6. England 21-13 Ireland FT

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By Chris Osborne, Mike Whalley and Tim Oscroft

All times stated are UK

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France 19-16 Scotland

A full match report of tonight's match in Paris is now live for your perusal, but that's just about it from us for today's warm-up-athon.

Less than two weeks until England kick it all off at Twickenham against Fiji on 18 September, with full coverage here on BBC Sport - we'll see you then!

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Stevie, Renfrew:  Good effort but still glorious failure.... Episode 712.

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It's hard to win in Paris. When the referee puts in a performance like that its even harder. #bbcrugby

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Iain, Kelso:  Wayne Barnes should've been sin-binned for missing all those French offsides all night!

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#bbcrugby @Scotlandteam after the 6 Nations, who'd have thought we'd be seeing a positive, driven Scotland...get in!

France 19-16 Scotland

Scotland should feel very positive about the World Cup after that performance. Gutsy and brave in defence, and fully prepared to attack rather than feed off scraps. 

Having said that, wins in Paris are as common as hen's teeth and Vern Cotter is bound to rue the fact his side held the lead as often as they did but still came away empty-handed. It'll be all about the key moments over the next few weeks.

'Scotland have a death wish'

France 19-16 Scotland

Tom English

BBC Scotland

"Scotland were much better physically tonight than they've been in the last three games. This was pretty much the first-choice French side they were up against.

"But what astonished me was what happened around 71-72 minutes. Scotland spent three or four minutes defending their own line. They survive. Incredibly. They lift the siege, they get the line-out - and then they give away the line-out. It's like getting out of jail and then saying: 'Do you know what? I'm going to go back in.' This team have a death wish. Scotland's line-out tonight was really poor."

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Ian MacKinnon:  Wayne Barnes is French.

Full-time

France 19-16 Scotland

Scotland players look dejected
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They go for a try to generous applause from the home crowd. Maitland goes through the middle, spins around to feed Strokosch 10 yards out....and he spills it! It's all over and Scotland have slipped to a brave defeat - but there's been a lot of positives.

France 19-16 Scotland

We're past the 80 minutes but the 14 men of Scotland are swarming all over France in the home 22 and get a penalty! Go for points, get a draw or go for glory with a try? David Denton is back on, although they did pretty well without him.

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No, no, no, no, no, no, no. No. Why do I even watch this game?

The Harry Potter author, there, having her Saturday night well and truly ruined.

France 19-16 Scotland

Sloppy from both sides, a Scottish attack is thwarted by a forward pass, then France give it away when trying to break out. A boring friendly this is not!

France 19-16 Scotland

Scotland have a line-out on the French 22, they are still giving this a real go and you'd never know they are a man short.

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 John Thomson: Another defeat. Nothing new.

France 19-16 Scotland

John Beattie

Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

"It should be a penalty. We went right through the gap, and half of that French team were offside. The fact that the ball went into touch is irrelevant. It should be a penalty to Scotland. This is a joke."

France 19-16 Scotland.

Opportunity missed by Scotland. Bennett bursts up the middle and is snagged by the shorts, then Matt Scott hurls a wild pass into touch from the centre when a calm head was needed - two blue shirts were begging for the ball out wide.

France 19-16 Scotland

John Beattie

Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

Noa Nakaitaci celebrates with his teammates
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"We didn't do anything to disrupt that scrum, we just tried to hold it, so France had a complete training-ground move. All the work we've put in has been undone because we didn't do enough there. Without naming names, we missed some tackles."

Converted try (Nakaitaci, con Parra)

France 19-16 Scotland

Noa Nakaitaci
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The wall is breached at last as France go right out of the scrum, Noa Nakaitaci comes round off the left wing to burst through two tackles and flop over the line. Morgan Parra converts, and the 14 men of Scotland have it all to do.

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John Hardie man of the match. Absolutely unbelievable defence. He's earned his jersey tonight #bbcsport #bbcrugby @BBCJohnBeattie

France 12-16 Scotland

Centre Matt Scott adds his weight to the scrum to make up the eight. France spin it wide, but magnificent defence from Scotland bundles Noa Nakaitaci into touch.

France 12-16 Scotland

John Beattie

Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

"Hardie was across quick and flew into the tackle. But he didn't do the job. Denton tried to do the job, but he's off his feet going into the ruck."

Sin-bin

France 12-16 Scotland

Number eight David Denton is sent to the sidelines, and France go for the scrum again. 

France 12-16 Scotland

France batter away at the heart of the Scottish defence, which eventually concedes a scrum just five yards out.  The scrum doesn't give an inch even on the tacky surface, but France opt for more scrums, rather than penalties, right in front of the posts with seven points needed and time running out.

Referee Wayne Barnes talks to Greig Laidlaw - he's threatening the sin-bin for someone. Scotland prop Gordon Reid looks hurt but is soldiering on.

France 12-16 Scotland

John Beattie

Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

"Both teams are keeping their studs planted in the scrum. The pitch is so bad that if you start moving your feet, you're going to lose your footing."

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Lovely piece of counter attack 101 there for the try. Let's see if our defence can now hold up! @Scotlandteam #bbcrugby #backingblue

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Andy, Falkirk: The performance against Italy last week and the game play today shows that we have progressed over the last few years! World Cup quarter finals look like a good aim and possibility! #tartantakeover #scotland   

France 12-16 Scotland

Another cute angled kick from Greig Laidlaw relieves more pressure, putting France right back into their own 22. No sign of the home crowd turning on their own just yet, I suspect the Scottish line could be besieged for much of the remainder.

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French players look dejected
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Zut Alors! A TRY for @Scotlandteam! Woohoo. Great defence into attack - and a flying Seymour the Scotsman too. #bbcrugby #FRAvSCO

France 12-16 Scotland

John Beattie

Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

Tommy Seymour
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"Wow. France were on the attack, and they messed up. They were just being over fancy. Maitland gave it to Visser, and then Laidlaw saw Seymour. That's a really good try. We're not looking out of our depth, which we often do here. We look as if we know what we're trying to do."

Converted try

France 12-16 Scotland

Greig Laidlaw prepares to kick
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France are all over Scotland but then all of a sudden Greig Laidlaw chips the ball over the defence. Tommy Seymour races upfield, gets a boot to the ball which then sits up nicely for him and trots over the line unopposed for the simplest of tries. Laidlaw converts and Scotland are ahead again.

France 12-9 Scotland

John Beattie

Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

"That was some kick from Scott Spedding. Every thing the French do is coming off. Scotland aren't keeping the ball through the phases as they would want."

Penalty

France 12-9 Scotland

Scott Spedding opts to go for goal from just inside his own half. The South African-born full-back strikes it perfectly and the ball sails over the bar to put France ahead for the first time.

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Yeams, Dundee:  I can't watch the Scotland game tonight but keeping up to date with the scores in the wings of the Whitehall Theatre! It would be good if Scotland win tonight but frankly after what we've witnessed over the past few years we can only be enthusiast at the changes in attitude and performance on the pitch thus far. Keep the forward momentum Scotland!

France 9-9 Scotland

Finn Russell goes for a chip and chase straight through the middle of the French defence, collecting the ball on the run and off-loading to Mark Bennett. The centre can't hang on to the ball and France clear, but it's typical of Scotland's spirited performance tonight.

France 9-9 Scotland

John Beattie

Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

"What's good about Finn Russell is that he's not in the mould of some of the pretty flaky number 10s we've had in the past. Some have been good at running, but bad at kicking and tackling. Or good at kicking but bad at running and tackling. Russell's pretty good at all those things. He's not world-class yet, but he engenders confidence from those around him."

Replacement

Pascal Pape trudges off with a physio holding an ice pack just above the lock's knee. Pape doesn't look too happy, but it does not look as serious as Bernard Le Roux replaces him.

For Scotland, flanker Ryan Wilson is off with Alasdair Strokosch coming on.

France 9-9 Scotland

John Beattie

Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

Jonny Gray
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"Scotland are not being overwhelmed by this France team. It's structured stuff. I think Richie Gray and Jonny Gray are looking good as the second row partnership."

France 9-9 Scotland

Yoann Huget
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Yoann Huget executes a neat side-step and races down the right touchline. The winger looks odds-on to score but Sean Maitland grabs him by the boot to put him into touch. Classy work from both players.