- Dec 3, 2010
Starts this coming Friday and there should be added interest with it happening during a World Cup year. Cracker to kick us off on Friday evening with France vs Wales
Yeah, that's where the smart money is. I wonder if we'll see some left field selections though as this will be the northern hemisphere teams' last chance to check players out before the world cup since I don't think there is an inbound tour in June.Can’t wait for this to start.
Who do you all see as favourites for the title? Can anyone see past Ireland?
Team: 15-Maxime Medard, 14-Damian Penaud, 13-Wesley Fofana, 12-Romain Ntamack, 11-Yoann Huget, 10-Camille Lopez, 9-Morgan Parra, 8-Louis PIcamoles, 7-Arthur Iturria, 6-Wenceslas Lauret, 5-Paul Willemse, 4-Sebastien Vahaamahina, 3-Uini Atonio, 2-Guilhem Guirado (captain), 1-Jefferson Poirot
Replacements: 16-Julien Marchand, 17-Dany Priso, 18-Demba Bamba, 19-Felix Lambey, 20-Gregory Alldritt, 21-Baptiste Serin, 22-Gael Fickou, 23-Geoffrey Doumayrou
Ex SA under 21 star lock Paul Willemse also included in the starting lineup for his newly adopted country. He deserves a special mention.French team to face Wales and what did I say about left field picks?! Uncapped Romain Ntamack who played for the victorious French U20 side has been picked at 12 at the expense of Mathieu Bastareaud (who doesn't even crack the matchday 23) to partner Wesley Fofana. Also see that Teddy Thomas isn't in the team. Not sure if that's a selection or injury related decision.
Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Josh Navidi, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (captain), 4 Adam Beard, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Rob Evans
Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Cory Hill, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Dan Biggar, 23 Owen Watkin.