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).
Supporters who have purchased tickets and are travelling to the European Rugby Challenge Cup clash with London Irish at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) are advised that some seating has now been changed for this fixture.
Supporters are advised that we will selling tickets right up until kick-off for the big home European Rugby Challenge Cup clash with London Irish - so don't miss all the action this Saturday at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Blues Rugby Camps will be back this February to given children right across our region the opportunity to participate in rugby during the holidays - and you can book NOW to avoid any disappointment and get the ideal Christmas gift for the aspiring young rugby player in your life!