Composition of the France-Wales teams and verdict of supporters on the selection


Wayne Pivac’s Welsh side are finally back in action this weekend after seven long months away from the international stage. They are launching a six-game fall campaign with a warm-up against France on Saturday night (kick off at 8:10 p.m.). Find all the news of the France v Wales team here.

Before any action, we wanted to hear from you, the fans, to give us your verdict on the selection of the Wales squad through our dedicated investigation.

Almost 1,000 people participated, and many people are feeling positive and optimistic for this weekend if the results are valid.

Here are the results:

How happy are you with the selection of the Wales squad to face France?

The most common response was 7/10 for this one – racking up 22% of the vote – followed closely by 8/10, just below 22%.

13% of respondents voted 9/10, 12% on 5/10 and 8% on 10/10.

In general, people like the look on the Welsh side tonight.

Will Wales win, lose or draw against France this weekend?

More than half (55%) of fans surveyed said they believed Wales would win, with 43% predicting loss to Les Bleus and 2% sitting on the fence with a draw.

You can find all the key details and TV information about the match here.

Should Louis Rees-Zammit have been part of the starting lineup?

Highly-rated teenage try-scorer Louis Rees-Zammit is named to the bench for the Paris clash but Pivac has already announced he will arrive for a while, winning his first Wales cap.

The Wales boss also suggested earlier this week that starting winger George North could move to center in place of Jonathan Davies if he is substituted to allow Rees-Zammit to come.

After missing his Six Nations debut, some quarterbacks felt that this warm-up match would have been the perfect opportunity – with no real pressure on the outcome of this match – to see what the fast-paced youngster has to offer, everything others did not agree.

What did you do with this call?

Well, 61% believe he should be in the starting XV, while 39% disagreed and stuck with Pivac’s decision.

Here’s a reminder of the Wales and France teams below. You can view our one-on-one notes here.

Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; George North, Jonathan Davies, Nick Tompkins, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb; Rhys Carre, Ryan Elias, Samson Lee, Cory Hill, Alun Wyn Jones (capitaine), Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.

Substitutes: Sam Parry, Nicky Smith, Dillon Lewis, Seb Davies, James Davies, Gareth Davies, Rhys Patchell, Louis Rees-Zammit.

France: Anthony Bouthier; Teddy Thomas, Vrimi Vakatawa, Gael Fickou, Vincent Rattez; Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, Mohamed Haouas; Bernard Le Roux, Damien Willemse; Fran├žois Cros, Charles Ollivon (capt), Gregory Aldritt.

Substitutes: Camille Chat, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Baptiste Serin, Arthur Vincent, Thomas Ramos.


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