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France do not give up anything easily and they will be keen to put as much pressure on Ireland ahead of their evening kick off in Dublin. In order to keep themselves in with a sniff of retaining the Six Nations title, France must beat Wales.
For the Welsh, they will be watching the action in Edinburgh ahead of this match to understand if they are at risk of taking the dreaded Wooden Spoon. If Italy beat Scotland then Wales will need to win to secure fifth place in the table.
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Historically France and Wales have been very well matched and it is Wales who come into this game with a narrow 51-48 lead in the head to head. However, in recent times, France have had the upper-hand and they are targeting their fifth successive victory over Wales, a run which stretches back to October 2019, in this clash.
With a victory and at least four tries required to increase the chances of retaining the Six Nations title, France have merely tinkered with the team who were so impressive against England last weekend. With Paul Willemse injured, Romain Taofifenua comes in, as does Uini Atonio who returns from suspension.
Although Wales returned from Rome with a 29-17 win last weekend, Warren Gatland has still opted for six changes to his XV. Alun Wyn Jones, Aaron Wainwright, Dan Biggar, Louis Rees-Zammit, Nick Tompkins and George North all play from the start in Paris.
Where to Watch France vs Wales
With France requiring a victory to keep their hopes alive, expect an entertaining clash in Paris. You won’t want to miss any of the action and you won’t have to do so by following it all on the platforms below:
- TV channel in the UK: ITV
- Live stream in the UK: ITV website, ITVXapp