The 2019 RBS Six Nations kicks off this Friday night in Paris as Wales take on France.
Both teams have now been released; Wales have awarded a debut cap to Tomos Williams at scrum-half. Ken Owens will become Wales’ most capped hooker as he is making his 61st appearance.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has said “we come into the game on an impressive run of results, but we know how tough it will he to face France in Paris in the tournament opener”.
France have dropped Mathieu Bastareaud from the match day 23 and replaced him with 19 year old centre Romain Ntamack.
Jacques Brunel has also handed a debut out to Paul Willemse at second row, whilst also recalling Morgan Parra at scrum-half and Wesley Fofana at centre who both missed the autumn fixtures through injury.
France line up as follows:
15 Maxime Medard, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Wesley Fofana, 12 Romain Ntamack, 11 Yoann Huget, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Morgan Parra; 1 Jefferson Poirot, 2 Guilhem Guirado (c), 3 Uini Atonio, 4 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 5 Paul Willemse, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 7 Arthur Iturria, 8 Louis Picamoles.
Replacements: 16 Julien Marchand, 17 Dany Priso, 18 Demba Bamba, 19 Felix Lambey, 20 Gregory Alldritt, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Gael Fickou, 23 Geoffrey Doumayrou.
Wales line up as follows:
Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Tomos Williams; 1 Rob Evans, 2 Ken Owens, 3 Tomas Francis, 4 Adam Beard, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 6 Josh Navidi, 7 Justin Tipuric, 8 Ross Moriarty.
Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Cory Hill, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Dan Biggar, 23 Owen Watkin.