This is going to be a real test for France and I am worried because the first clash of the tournament is always difficult.
Scotland are a proud nation and will be dangerous because they will be looking to make an impression at Murrayfield and they will be eager to do well in front of their home crowd.
Their motivation will be huge to do well against the favourites. There will be a lot of Scottish supporters watching the match and cheering on their team.
They will be determined not to finish with the wooden spoon and will try to unsettle our defence even if they are not as physically strong as the French.
On the other hand, I do believe that the French team has reached a high level of maturity in terms of discipline and the development of their game. They are now a feared outfit.
During the autumn tour Bernard Laporte tried to give chances to younger or less experienced players to sustain a healthy competition in the squad and make sure we were going forward in terms of collective performance.
He chose first-team regulars for the last match against South Africa but the tour showed the depth of some players' talent, such as lock Jerome Thion who proved to be a charismatic leader in the absence of suspended captain Fabien Pelous.
Young hooker Dimitri Szarzewski displayed exceptional talent and he must now prove his ability in the RBS 6 Nations. Julien Bonnaire as a number eight has everything it takes to become a great player too.
Yannick Nyanga has overshadowed Serge Betsen somewhat, although of course we all know his qualities and the role he is going to play with the French national team.
France have a group of around 40 players of the same level and if Laporte and Jo Maso lead their team that way in the tournament, as I said before, we will go very far.
Peter O'Mahony was named man of the match against England last month
21 April 2017, 7:22pm
Peter O'Mahony's performance in the RBS 6 Nations finale for Ireland against England was crucial to his selection for the British & Irish Lions on Wednesday, Ireland and Lions defence coach Andy Farrell has revealed.