Wales and France choose strong teams for warm-up | sport


It may be a friendly game, but the strength of the teams selected by Wales and France for tonight’s match in Paris behind closed doors reveals the seriousness of the meeting in preparation for the Six Nations matches of the next weekend when Wales host Scotland and France entertain Ireland.

France have made just one change from the squad that beat Wales 27-23 at the Principality Stadium in February, with Montpellier’s Vincent Rattez on the wing, meaning GaĆ«l Fickou moves to the center and Arthur Vincent falls on the bench.

Wales, who have lost their last three games, have injuries, with hooker Ken Owens now battling to be fit for the start of next year’s Six Nations after shoulder surgery, while Josh Navidi


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