The WALES are seeking revenge and arrest on the French Grand Slam march, a year after their grief in Paris ended the chase for the Six Nations’ biggest prize.
The Welsh Rugby Union has been left with a headache for this Friday night’s match despite thousands of unsold tickets, costing around £100, sparking fury among fans over being overcharged. .
The Dragons began their tournament at the end of their hideout on July 29 in Ireland, before returning to knock Scotland out.
And despite a weaker squad, they fought bravely before being beaten 23-19 by England at Twickenham.
France faced no such challenge in their campaign, as they started with home wins over Ireland and Italy.
Then, most impressively, they beat Scotland 36-17 at Murrayfield, helping them to top the Six Nations group.
Before the game, Wales head coach Wayne Pivac said: “France is the best team in the world at the moment.
“Any team that can score 40 points against New Zealand plus just beat Ireland in this game will be very hard to beat.
“They have a lot of world-class players and are a big team that will test our fitness and our game.”
What time does rugby Wales vs France start?
- Wales meets France on Friday, 11 March TONIGHT.
- The match starts at 8pm UK time – 9pm French time.
- It will take place at the Principality Stadium.
- Last time out against me, France racked up 32-30 winners with a final try in an incredible bout that saw them finish with 14 men and Wales with 13.
What TV channel is Wales vs France on and can I stream it live?
Wales vs France is live on BBC One.
Coverage starts at 7:30pm – half an hour before kickoff.
To stream the game live, visit BBC iPlayer.
France 2 is the French broadcaster for the Six Nations.
Audiences wanting to watch in Welsh can head to S4C, with coverage starting there at 7:30pm.
Can I watch Wales vs France for free?
Yes. BBC is free to all viewers with a TV license.
S4C is also free.
Wales made four changes for the match against France.
Josh Navidi returns after a five-month hiatus, replacing Taine Basham.
Elsewhere, Jonathan Davies replaced Nick Tompkins, Seb Davies replaced Ross Moriarty and Gareth Thomas replaced Wyn Jones.
France has shuffled their pack due to Damian Penaud’s disqualification with Covid.
Gabin Villiere returned to the left and Yoram Moefana was moved to the right as a result.
But there was relief for the Frenchman as star Antoine Dupont recovered from an injury on the training ground to be in the starting line-up.
* Odds from Betfair correct as of Monday, March 7
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