Warren Gatland has decided to make six alterations to the Wales team ahead of their Six Nations showdown against France in Paris on Saturday.
The changes include a more experienced center partnership featuring George North and Nick Tompkins, while Dan Biggar returns to the fly-half position, resulting in Owen Williams being relegated to the bench after his start against Italy.
Additionally, Louis Rees-Zammit replaces the injured Liam Williams at full-back, with Leigh Halfpenny taking a place on the bench.
Former captain Alun Wyn Jones makes a comeback to partner Adam Beard in the second row, and Aaron Wainwright earns his first start for Wales in a year, joining Justin Tipuric and Taulupe Faletau in the back row.
Faletau is set to earn his 100th Wales cap in this weekend’s game. Having won only one game so far in the Six Nations, a 29-17 victory over Italy, Wales face a formidable task as they go up against in-form Les Bleus, who thrashed England 53-10 in round four.
Meanwhile, France have made two changes to their team for the upcoming match, with Uini Atonio taking up the tighthead position, and Romain Taofifenua coming in for the injured Paul Willemse.
France: 15. Thomas Ramos, 14. Damien Penaud, 13. Gael Fickou, 12. Jonathan Danty, 11. Ethan Dumortier, 10. Romain Ntamack, 9. Antoine Dupont (capt), 1. Cyril Baille 2. Julien Marchand 3. Uini Atonio 4. Thibaud Flament 5. Romain Taofifenua 6. Francois Cros 7. Charles Ollivon, 8. Gregory Alldritt.
Replacements: 16. Peato Mauvaka, 17. Reda Wardi, 18. Sipili Falatea, 19. Bastien Chalureau, 20. Secou Macalou, 21. Maxime Lucu, 22. Yoram Moefana, 23. Melvyn Jaminet.
Wales: 15. Louis Rees-Zammit, 14. Josh Adams, 13. George North, 12. Nick Tompkins, 11. Rio Dyer, 10. Dan Biggar, 9. Rhys Webb, 1. Wyn Jones, 2. Ken Owens (capt), 3. Tomas Francis, 4. Adam Beard, 5. Alun Wyn Jones, 6. Aaron Wainwright, 7. Justin Tipuric, 8. Taulupe Faletau.
Replacements: 16. Bradley Roberts, 17. Gareth Thomas, 18. Dillon Lewis, 19. Dafydd Jenkins, 20. Tommy Reffell, 21. Tomos Williams, 22. Owen Williams, 23. Leigh Halfpenny.