Wales head coach Wayne Pivac wary of France threat

Wales are at fifth place in the Six Nations table
Wales are at fifth place in the Six Nations table

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac is expecting a tough challenge against France when the two teams line up against each other on 12th March at Principality Stadium.

Even though Wales edged out Scotland 20-17 in the second round, their defeats to Ireland and England meant their chances of defending the title is over while France are the only team to have a chance to clinch the Grand Slam having registered three wins from as many games.

Since 2008, France had managed to beat Wales in Cardiff just twice in seven occassions but Pivac heaped praises on the Les Bleus, who are unbeaten this season having also defeated Argentina and New Zealand in the Autumn Internationals.

“There are a few seats left. It would be great to see those seats filled up,” Wales head coach Pivac said.

“Both sides want to play an entertaining brand of rugby and I think you have got the side at the moment who are probably the in-form team in the world in France.

“We certainly have had a couple of great games against them in recent times, so I think it will be a cracker.”

Meanwhile, Pivac has made four changes to the starting line up with Josh Navidi, Seb Davies, Jonathan Davies and Gareth Thomas all coming in.

Wales are currently at the fifth place in the Six Nations table with a solitary win from three games.