Beard starts in solitary change for Wales

Adam Beard returns to start at lock in the solitary change to Wales’ team for their Six Nations finale against France on Saturday.

Wayne Pivac’s side are unbeaten in the Six Nations, top the table heading to Paris, and are eyeing what would be a famous Grand Slam.

Beard, who started the first three matches for Wales, comes back into the starting side alongside captain Alun Wyn Jones.

‘We are all looking forward to Saturday and to the finale of the Six Nations,’ said Pivac. ‘We are four from four to date but know this weekend will be a great challenge against a very good French side, but we are looking forward to it.

‘We know we need to step up from our previous performances and we want to end the tournament with a performance we know we are capable of.

‘We have had great continuity in selection throughout the tournament and that is shown once again with the selection for Saturday.’

Wales – 15 Liam Williams, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 George North, 12 Jonathan Davies, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Josh Navidi, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Adam Beard, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Wyn Jones
Subs: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Leon Brown, 19 Cory Hill, 20 James Botham, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Callum Sheedy, 23 Uilisi Halaholo.

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Craig Lewis