The 2024 Guinness Men's Six Nations will kick off with a bang in Marseille on Friday night when France host Ireland. A battle between the two most recent Grand Slam champions should deliver the perfect start to this year’s Championship with both sides looking to bounce back after World Cup heartbreak. Ireland

Scotland v France – teams and prediction

PREVIEW: Scotland and France clash in a World Cup warm-up at Murrayfield on Saturday and it could be a tough test for the visitors who are joint-favourites to win the forthcoming World Cup. As the two teams gear up for another clash in the space of seven days, Scotland might be