Gareth Davies and Ross Moriarty return for Wales against France

Ross Moriarty returns to Wales line-up
Ross Moriarty returns to Wales line-up
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Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has made two changes to the starting line-up for the upcoming Six Nations clash against France to be played at Principality Stadium on Saturday.

Gareth Davies has been slotted at scrum-half in the place of Conor Murray while the other change sees Ross Moriarty will return at blindside flanker with Aaron Wainwright dropping to the bench.

“Gareth was unavailable in round one and came off the bench last time out so he is full of energy and we are looking forward to him bringing his game on Saturday,” said Pivac.

“Ross has impressed off the bench so far and brought a lot of energy and communication as well so he deserves an opportunity to start.

“We have changed around the second-rows on the bench, we are looking at creating competition there and Will (Rowlands) has trained well and we are looking forward to seeing him out on that stage.

“We want to build on what we have done so far and are looking to be more accurate with what we do and improve on that aspect.

“Saturday is going to be a packed Principality Stadium, we know the atmosphere will be electric and it is set for a big day in Cardiff.”

Wales starting line-up: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 George North, 13 Nick Tompkins, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Ross Moriarty, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Jake Ball, 3 Dillon Lewis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Wyn Jones

Replacements: 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Rob Evans, 18 Leon Brown, 19 Will Rowlands, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Jarrod Evans, 23 Johnny McNicholl.

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