Cardiff Blues scrum-half Mike Phillips is set to start a Six Nations match for the first time as Wales take on France this Saturday in the final round of the competition.
Martyn Williams, Robert Sidoli and Rhys Thomas are also starters Wales, whilst Nick Robinson and Gethin Jenkins keep their place on the bench.
Wales team to face France in Cardiff:
Byrne (Scarlets); James (Scarlets), Luscombe (Dragons), Watkins (Scarlets), S. Williams (Ospreys); S. Jones (Clermont Auvergne), M Phillips (Blues); Duncan Jones (Ospreys), R. Thomas (Blues), A. Jones (Ospreys), Gough (Dragons), Sidoli (Blues), Owen (Dragons, capt), M. Williams (Blues), Popham (Scarlets).
Replacements: M. Davies (Gloucester), Jenkins (Blues), J. Thomas (Ospreys), Dafydd Jones (Scarlets), A. Williams (Bath), N. Robinson (Blues), Henson (Ospreys).
Thank Blues it's Friday! The weekend will be starting HERE on Friday night as Cardiff Blues tackle Ulster in the Guinness PRO12 at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park - and we want you to be our guest at our big match day party!
Let the Games Begin! Cardiff Blues launch the Guinness PRO12 season on home soil this Sunday afternoon against Glasgow Warriors (kick-off 4pm) - and we are going to make it a double celebration as we also recognise the achievements of Team Wales!
First team aces Cory Allen, Lloyd Williams, Ellis Jenkins and new signing Jarrad Hoeata were all on hand to watch the next generation of stars when Cardiff Blues held a huge Under-8s Tag Rugby tournament at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Clinical Glasgow Warriors produced a devastating final 20 minutes to secure the points on Super Sunday and consign battling Cardiff Blues to a 33-12 defeat in the Guinness PRO12 opener at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Impressive Cardiff Blues pushed English powerhouse side Leicester Tigers all the way with an hugely encouraging performance as final preparations for the new Guinness PRO12 season continued at Welford Road.