Scotland remain on course to clinch the European Championship despite going down to a 38-22 loss to France in Galashiels.
France coach Richard Agar was disappointed after his side missed out on a place in the next Four Nations Series.
Scotland remain on course for a place in the 2016 Four Nations Series after a 25-4 win over Ireland in Dublin.
It will be master against apprentice when Wales do battle with France in their must-win European Championship clash.
William Barthau has been ruled out of France's must-win European Championship match against Wales with a knee injury.
Ireland made a winning start to the European Championship as they shocked favourites France 22-12 at Tallaght Stadium.
World Cup quarter-finalists Scotland are up to 11th in the latest world rugby league rankings announced on Friday.
England are safely through to the World Cup semi-finals after a 34-6 victory over France at Wigan's DW Stadium.
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