Such is the soundness of the Welsh squad that Warren Gatland is within the place the place he might have named his recreation fifteen or six months in the past, except for Biggar for the injured Gareth Anscombe.
Nevertheless, Jonathan Davies is delayed too late as a consequence of an harm, which causes Owen Watkin to return into play and Leigh Halfpenny on the bench.
The big and younger assist and up to date recruit of Saracens, Rhys Carre, arrives on the bench and the outstanding 12 months of Aaron Wainwright, who solely began taking part in rugby 5 years in the past, continues as his fourteenth take a look at of 2019 begins.
In the meantime, France presents one other new affiliation of facilities in Fickou and Vakatawa and has Romain Ntamack at age 10, a 20-year-old participant who is just not even the primary choice outdoors his membership, and that’s even earlier than you enter the rumors. that gamers don't discuss to one another or coaches.
Nevertheless, Antoine Dupont is likely one of the greatest scrum halves in world rugby and all of the few good spells in France have been not too long ago when he and Damian Penaud wing are doing properly. The strikers are additionally a strong unit and will trigger Wales some bruises in intervals, however I nonetheless don't see that it is sufficient to overcome this aspect of Wales.
Welsh: Liam Williams; George North, Owen Watkin, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tom Francis, Jake Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tipuric, Josh Navidi.
Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhys Carre, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard, Ross Moriarty, Tomos Williams, Rhys Patchell, Leigh Halfpenny.
France: Maxime Medard; Damian Penaud, Virimi Vakatawa, Gael Fickou, Yoann Huget; Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Jefferson Poirot, Guilhem Guirado (captain), Rabah Slimani, Bernard Le Roux, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Wenceslas Lauret, Charles Ollivon, Gregorie Alldritt.
Replacements: Camille Chat, Cyril Baille, Emerick Setiano, Paul Gabrillagues, Louis Picamoles, Baptiste Serin, Camille Lopez, Vincent Rattez