Wayne Pivac has made two changes to the Wales team to face France, with Gareth Davies and Ross Moriarty drafted in, as Dan Biggar is passed fit to line up at No 10.

Davies is prefered to Tomos Williams at scrum-half, while Moriarty takes over from his Dragons team-mate Aaron Wainwright on the blindside flank.

Fly-half Biggar has received the green light to play after suffering concussion during the 24-14 Six Nations defeat to Ireland in Dublin 12 days ago.

He failed a HIA after leaving the field at the Aviva Stadium, but has been in full training since last week and has completed all return-to-play protocols.

The WRU say testing has been undertaken with the addition of a globally renowned concussion expert reviewing Biggar’s return, with the player’s health at the forefront of decision making.

Winger Josh Adams is also fit to take on the French, having been forced off with a hip problem against Ireland, while Nick Tompkins retains his centre berth despite Owen Watkin having made a try-scoring return from injury for the Ospreys last weekend.

There’s an intriguing change on the bench, with the uncapped Will Rowlands being called in to provide second row cover.

The 28-year-old Wasps forward was the shock selection in Pivac’s Championship squad and is now in line to make his Test debut, as he takes over from Adam Beard among the subs.

Will Rowlands in wales training
Uncapped second row Will Rowlands in training

There’s a further switch on the bench, as Rob Evans gets the nod over Rhys Carre, while Wainwright and Tomos Williams drop down.

Commenting on his selection, Pivac said: “Gareth (Davies) was unavailable round one and came off the bench last time out, so he is full of energy and we are looking forward to him bringing his game on Saturday.

“Ross has impressed off the bench so far and brought a lot of energy and communication as well so he deserves an opportunity to start.

“We have changed around the second-rows on the bench, we are looking at creating competition there and Will has trained well and we are looking forward to seeing him out on that stage.

“We want to build on what we have done so far and are looking to be more accurate with what we do and improve on that aspect.

“Saturday is going to be a packed Principality Stadium, we know the atmosphere will be electric and it is set for a big day in Cardiff.”

Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; George North, Nick Tompkins, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Dillon Lewis, Jake Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Ross Moriarty, Taulupe Faletau, Justin Tipuric.

Replacements: Ryan Elias, Rob Evans, Leon Brown, Will Rowlands, Aaron Wainwright, Tomos Williams, Jarrod Evans, Johnny McNicholl.