Wales captain Dan Biggar is under no illusions as to the magnitude of the test that awaits his side when France visit in the Six Nations on Friday (Match betting – Wales 18/5, Draw 25/1, France 1/4).
France (10/11 with -9 Handicap) have made a fine start to the Six Nations campaign, winning each of their three fixtures and they are seeking a fourth successive victory when they head to the Principality Stadium.
Wales, meanwhile, have lost two of their three engagements, including a 23-19 defeat at the hands of England last time out.
Both of their losses have come on the road and they can take some comfort from a 20-17 triumph over Scotland on Welsh soil.
Ahead of the 20:00 clash, all the talk has surrounded France’s pursuit of a Grand Slam and Biggar feels it could benefit Wales to be going “under the radar”.
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Biggar said: “For us, it’s going to have to be a huge performance to pick up a result but we are quietly confident. We are quite happy for France, for [Antoine] Dupont, [Romain] Ntamack and Shaun [Edwards] to take all the headlines and the stardust and things.
“We are hoping to go quietly under the radar and do our business on Friday night.”
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has made four changes to the XV that lost to England last month.
Josh Navidi returns to the side after five months out with a shoulder injury, while Seb Davies gets the nod at blind-side flanker.
Gareth Thomas comes in at loose-head prop and centre Jonathan Davies starts after Nick Tompkins sustained a concussion while playing for Saracens.
France (8/11 – Grand Slam Winner) have been boosted by the availability of captain Antoine Dupont after he was passed fit despite injuring his arm in training on Tuesday.
There’s just one change from the victory over Scotland as win Gabin Villiere replaces Damian Penaud.
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