Dan Biggar and Jonathan Davies return for Wales for quarter-final against France

Dan Biggar has recovered from a head injury
Dan Biggar has recovered from a head injury

Wales have received much-needed boost ahead of their World Cup quarter-final against France to be played in Oita on Sunday with fly-half Dan Biggar and centre Jonathan Davies returning to the starting line-up.

Biggar suffered a head injury during the game against Fiji and has successfully completed return to play protocols to take the fly-half position while Davies has overcome a knee injury that he suffered in the same game to return at outside centre replacing Owen Watkin.

George North also returns at right-wing replacing Josh Adams after he recovered from an ankle injury and will partner with Josh Adams while Gareth Davies starts at scrum-half and Liam Williams at fullback.

The front-row sees Wyn Jones and Tomans Francis at loosehead and tighthead respectively and Ken Owens has been  

the preferred hooker. Skipper Alun Wyn Jones and Jake Ball will be part of the second-row while Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tipuric and Josh Navidi are at back-row.

Wales starting line-up: 15 Liam Williams; 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Josh Adams; 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies; 1 Wyn Jones, 2 Ken Owens, 3 Tomas Francis; 4 Jake Ball, 5 Alun Wyn Jones; 6 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Justin Tipuric, 8 Josh Navidi

Reserves: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rhys Carre, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Aaron Shingler, 20 Ross Moriarty, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Rhys Patchell, 23 Owen Watkin

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