France wing Damian Penaud will make his return from injury in Sunday's Six Nations game against Scotland as Fabien Galthie makes two changes to his starting line-up.

Penaud picked up a calf injury during the captain’s run ahead of France’s tournament opener against England, and also missed the wins over Italy and Wales.

He returns on the right wing at the expense of Teddy Thomas, who drops out of the match-day squad, while prop Jefferson Poirot will start in the absence of the injured Cyril Baille.

"Damian Penaud was supposed to start against England but he got injured the day before," said France head coach Galthie.

"He came back with us the fortnight before the Wales game and was excellent during training so he is a starter again, but Teddy Thomas is still part of the France group."

Victory at Murrayfield would leave France needing to beat Ireland on 14 March to secure their first Grand Slam since 2010.

"We hear the praise," said Galthie. "Our goal is to win matches, to win titles, quickly. But the danger is there and we are well aware of it."

Scotland have made three changes to their starting line-up for Sunday's match at Murrafyield.

France: A Bouthier, D Penaud, V Vakatawa, A Vincent, G Fickou, R Ntamack, A Dupont; J Poirot, J Marchand, M Haouas, B Le Roux, P Willemse, F Cros, C Ollivon (c)¸G Alldritt.

Replacements: C Chat, JB Gros, D Bamba, R Taofifenua, D Cretin, B Serin, M Jalibert, T Ramos.