Six Nations: France rugby team to wear red against Scotland

France rugby white change shirts against Italy in March 2014
France will wear a red shirt instead of their traditional second choice of white against Scotland

France will break with tradition and wear a new red change shirt for their opening Six Nations match.

Les Bleus will become Les Rouges against Scotland at Stade de France on Saturday rather than wearing their usual second choice of white.

France rugby red shirt
The French Rugby Federation tweeted a picture of the red shirt which will be worn against Scotland

When they last wore red for two Tests in 1958 and 1959, France won both matches against Australia and Scotland.

"It is one of the colours of our flag," Adidas spokesman Emmanuelle Gaye told French daily Le Figaro.

Centre Wesley Fofana was pictured wearing the shirt with blue shorts and red socks on Thursday.

"I immediately thought we would be privileged to play with this shirt," Fofana told Le Figaro.

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