France vs Wales Preview & Prediction | 2023 Six Nations Championship
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When is France vs Wales on and what time does it start? France vs Wales will take place on Saturday 18th March, 2023 – 14:45 (UK)
Where is France vs Wales taking place? France vs Wales will take place at Stade de France in Paris, France
Where can I get tickets for France vs Wales? Ticket information for France vs Wales can be found on each nation’s official website
What channel is France vs Wales on in the UK? Television coverage is shared between BBC and ITV so it is worth checking their schedules for France vs Wales
Where can I stream France vs Wales in the UK? If televised live on BBC, France vs Wales can be streamed live on iPlayer, while ITVX is the place to go if the match is on ITV
THE TEAM NEWS
- France can pile the pressure on Ireland in their quest to retain their Six Nations title as they play before the Irish and a victory over Wales will keep the French right in the hunt to claim the crown.
- France were in stunning form last week as they ran rampant against England at Twickenham, handing them a 10-53 defeat and they will be full of confidence here, although they must make do without the injured Paul Willemse.
Starting XV: Ramos; Penaud, Fickou, Danty, Dumortier; Ntamack, Dupont; Baille, Marchand, Atonio, Flament, Taofifenua, Cros, Ollivon, Alldritt
Replacements: Mauvaka, Wardi, Falatea, Chalureau, Macalou, Lucu, Moefana, Jaminet
- Wales avoided the ignominy of losing to Italy last week as they claimed their maiden success of this year’s Six Nations campaign but it is very unlikely that they will be able to build on that.
- The Welsh played well in that game with Rhys Webb performing well in his starting role but Warren Gatland has once again opted to rotate his side with six changes made for this game.
Starting XV: Rees-Zammit; Adams, North, Tompkins, Dyer; Biggar, Webb; W. Jones, Owens, Francis, Beard, AW. Jones, Wainwright, Tipuric, Faletau
Replacements: Roberts, Thomas, Lewis, D. Jenkins, Reffell, T. Williams, O. Williams, Halfpenny
France produced one of the best performances of any team in recent years as they destroyed England last week. The French were unplayable as they produced some scintillating attacking rugby and will be eager to back that effort up as they host Wales. The Welsh claimed their first win of this year’s tournament as they got the better of Italy last time out but this is a much tougher assignment and with confidence flowing through the French squad after last week’s sensational display, they can back that up by covering the -20 handicap.