Heineken Cup quarter-finalists, Edinburgh Rugby, have eight players in Scotland's starting line-up for Sunday's RBS 6 Nations clash against France at Murrayfield.
Ross Ford captains the side once again from hooker, and he is joined by clubmates Lee Jones, Greig Laidlaw, Mike Blair, Allan Jacobsen, Geoff Cross, Ross Rennie and David Denton. Glasgow Warriors full-back, Stuart Hogg, makes his first start for his country.
Six of the Toulouse side who will face Edinburgh in the Heineken Cup quarter-final at Murrayfield on Saturday, 7 April start for France in what will be the first of two massive Franco-Scottish contests in the capital.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.