- After strangling England a fortnight ago, the XV of France receives Wales, penultimate on Saturday.
- The Welsh have nothing to play for, except to avoid being awarded the wooden spoon, reserved for the last of the Tournament.
- The match will be played at the Stade de France, which can accommodate 80,000 spectators.
For this duel between the two winners of the last two editions of the 6 Nations Tournament, we could have expected that the stakes would be quite different. This year, the France XV can no longer achieve the Grand Slam but they can still win the trophy if they win with the bonus and Ireland do not beat England.
Opposite, Wales, 5th, is going through an internal crisis and the results are not as expected.
What time and on which channel to watch France - Wales live?
All matches of the 6 Nations Tournament will be broadcast on France Televisions. This match between the Blues and the Welsh will be broadcast on France 2, Saturday, March 18 at 15:45.
You can follow the meeting on the 20-minute website, thanks to our live commentary.
The Blues feast
Far from being defeated after their defeat in Ireland, Fabien Galtié's men went to atomize the English (10-53) a fortnight ago, on the biggest score in its history at Twickenham.
It is therefore with the confidence inflated to block that they are preparing to receive the XV of the Leek Saturday afternoon. Admittedly, they no longer have their destiny in hand to win the Tournament but a victory against the Welsh would make a copy more than honorable a few months before their World Cup.
With 15 points on the clock, the Blues need a victory with a bonus and that Ireland does not win against the English, a little later in the afternoon.
If he scored on 22 points against the Welsh, Ramos surpassed Jonny Wilkinson's 89 in 2001.
The starting XV of the Blues:
15. Ramos; 14. Penaud, 13. Fickou, 12. Danty, 11. Dumortier; 10. Ntamack, Dupont (cap.); 7. Ollivon, 8. Alldritt, 6. Cros; 5. Taofifenua, 4. Ellis; 3. Atonio, 2. Merchant, 1. Tub
The Welsh in the red
After a disastrous start and three defeats, against Ireland, Scotland and England, Wales avoided the worst by beating Italy in Rome.
Warren Gatland's men want to create the feat at the Stade de France, in a country where they will return to play the World Cup (September 8 - October 28).
5th in the standings with 5 points, the Welsh, winners of the Tournament in 2021, are at their worst since the beginning of the year.
Wales starting XV:
15. Rees-Zammit – 14. Adams, 13. North, 12. Tompkins, 11. Dyer – 10. D. Biggar, 9. R. Webb – 8. Faletau, 7. Tipuric, 6. Wainwright – 5. A.W. Jones; 4. Beard – 3. Francis, 2. Owens (cape), 1. W. Jones.
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