France name unchanged side for Wales encounter

Charles Ollivon will continue to lead France
Charles Ollivon will continue to lead France
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France head coach Fabien Galthie has retained the starting line-up for the upcoming round of Six Nations game against Wales scheduled to be played in Paris on Saturday.

With Wales winning all their four matches until now, only France stand in their way towards Grand Slam while the Les Bleus suffered a setback as they head into the weekend's encounter after they were edged out by England 23-20 in the previous round.

A victory for Galthie's men against Wales will keep their hope of winning the Six Nations alive as they will play Scotland last after the fixture was postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the France's camp.

Galthie has made two changes on the bench prop Uini Atonio and lock Swan Rebbadj drafted into the matchday squad replacing Dorian Aldegheri and Cyril Cazeaux respectively.

France starting XV: 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Virimi Vakatawa, 12 Gael Fickou, 11 Damian Penaud, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Antoine Dupont, 8 Gregory Alldritt, 7 Charles Ollivon (c), 6 Dylan Cretin, 5 Paul Willemse, 4 Romain Taofifenua, 3 Mohamed Haouas, 2 Julien Marchand, 1 Cyril Baille

Reserves: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Jean-Baptiste Gros, 18 Uini Atonio, 19 Swan Rebbadj, 20 Cameron Woki, 21 Anthony Jelonch, 22 Baptiste Serin, 23 Romain Ntamack

 

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