Scotland captain Kelly Brown spoke today of the need to combat an exceptionally physical French side in final 2013 RBS 6 Nations Championship match at Stade de France on Saturday evening.
Brown, who was among Scotland’s try scorers on their last visit two years ago, also reflected that the late kick-off (9pm local time) would not phase his charges as they seek to ensure France complete the tournament without a victory.
He told www.scottishrugby.org: “I think the supporters should expect to see an incredibly tough match. France have picked an enormous side so when they have the ball we need to hit them low.
If you go upstairs against these boys then you’re in a lot of trouble.
When we have the ball we need to move them around a bit and try to put their fitness under a bit of pressure.
Irrespective of the result in Paris, Scotland will enjoy their best championship since 2006 but Brown is determined to conclude the competition on a high.
“We said in the autumn that we were on something of a journey and every journey has ups and downs but as you look at it now we are set for one of our best finishes in the Championship for quite a number of years.
“So we take a lot from that but, as a side and as individuals, we all must look to keep on improving, starting tomorrow against France.
“I’ve always enjoyed playing over here. We’ve not had anything like the success we would have liked but that’s just another of the factors that will be driving us on come Saturday,” he added.