Wales remain unchanged for clash against France

Wales interim head coach Rob Howley has named his team for Saturday's Six Nations clash with France
Wales interim head coach Rob Howley has named his team for Saturday's Six Nations clash with France
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Wales interim coach Rob Howley has announced an unchanged line-up for the final round of the Six Nations clash against France on Saturday.

This also means Taulupe Faletau and Luke Charteris will continue to remain on the bench while hooker Ken Owens is set to make his 50th appearance for Wales.

Having made his debut in September 2011, Owens has started 31 out of the 49 games on the bench but has impressed Howley in the ongoing tournament where he started in all the four games.

Howley resisted the temptation to name any inexperienced player against Guy Noves' side and wants to give the team a longer run after they defeated Ireland 22-9 last weekend at Principality Stadium.

"I was delighted for the players at Friday's performance," he said.

"They deserve the opportunity to build on that in our final Six Nations encounter."

A win for Wales on Saturday will see them claim the second position in this season's Six Nations provided other results go in their way as well.

Wales team to take on France:

Halfpenny, North, Davies, S William, L Williams; Biggar, Webb; Evans, Owens, Francis, Ball, AW Jones (capt), Warburton, Tipuric, Moriarty.

Replacements: Baldwin, Smith, Lee, Charteris, Faletau, G Davies, S Davies, Roberts.

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