Wales v France: rugby Six Nations team lineups, date, kick off time, TV channel and latest match odds

Rugby’s Greatest Championship returns this weekend and the Round Four fixtures kick off under the Friday night lights in Cardiff.

The 2022 Six Nations Championship is back this weekend after the second and last of two bye-weeks, and the action gets underway with this year’s only Friday night fixture as Wales host France.

Wayne Pivac’s side are in for a tough test as Les Bleus continue their charge towards a famous Grand Slam victory following their wins over Italy, Ireland and Scotland.

The hosts go into the match on the back of a sound performances which ultimately ended in a narrow defeat to England at Twickenham last time out.

Here is everything you need to know about how to watch the match, when and where it kicks off and how the teams will line-up:

Wales v France Six Nations 2022 date and kick off time

France centre Jonathan Danty runs in the fourth France try during the Six Nations Rugby match between Scotland and France at BT Murrayfield Stadium on February 26

Wales v France is the first of three Round Four matches and kick off the penultimate weekend of action at 20:00 UK time on February, March 11.

The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, which hosts all of Wales’ home rugby internationals, will be the venue for the fixture.

Friday night games are a popular part of the Six Nations calendar, with at least one game usually being chosen each tournament and it’s this eye-catching clash that is being given the treatment in 2022.

Wales v France Six Nations 2022 team news

Both teams have already been named ahead of the match.

Wales make four changes from the team that lost 23-19 to England in the previous round, as flanker Josh Navidi makes his comeback from injury to play his first international of 2022.

Gareth Thomas, Seb Davies and Jonathan Davies also come in to the lineup.

Starting XV: Liam Williams, Alex Cuthbert, Owen Watkin, Jonathan Davies, Josh Adams, Dan Biggar (c), Tomos Williams, Taulupe Faletau, Josh Navidi, Seb Davies, Adam Beard, Will Rowlands, Tomas Francis, Ryan Elias, Gareth Thomas.

Replacements: Dewi Lake, Wyn Jones, Dillon Lewis, Ross Moriarty, Jac Morgan, Kieran Hardy, Gareth Anscombe, Louis Rees-Zammit.

Meanwhile, France make just one change to the team that beat Scotland 36-17 in Edinburgh, and it’s an enforced one as Gabin Villière returns to replace Damian Penaud on the wing.

Starting XV: Melvyn Jaminet, Yoram Moefana, Gaël Fickou, Jonathan Danty, Gabin Villière, Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont (c), Grégory Alldritt, Anthony Jelonch, François Cros, Paul Willemse, Cameron Woki, Uini Atonio, Julien Marchand, Cyril Baille.

Replacements: Peato Mauvaka, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Mohamed Haouas, Thibaud Flament, Dylan Cretin, Maxime Lucu, Thomas Ramos, Matthis Lebel.

What channel is Wales v France on? How to watch Six Nations 2022 and live stream

UK Viewers can watch the game live on BBC One, with build-up starting from 19:30 which is half an hour before kick off.

The match can also be live streamed via the BBC iPlayer.

There is also the option to watch the match on Welsh language channel S4C.

Wales v France Six Nations 2022 - latest betting odds

France are heavy favourites to win the match and start at 1/5, while Wales are 7/2 outsiders.

The hosts can be backed at even money with a +10 point handicap and France’s Gabin Villiere is the favourite to score the first try at 8/1.

*All odds correct at the time of publication.

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