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Six Nations briefing: Pivac calls up duo to face the French

Starting place: Moriarty

Pivac calls up duo to face the French

WALES head coach Wayne Pivac has called scrum-half Gareth Davies and flanker Ross Moriarty into the starting line-up for tomorrow’s clash with France. Tomos Williams and Aaron Wainwright drop down to the bench but wing Josh Adams and fly-half Dan Biggar both start despite going off against Ireland. Prolific try-scorer Adams took a knock to his hip, while Biggar failed a head injury assessment. Northampton star Biggar has fully trained since last week and completed all return-to-play protocols. Wales are looking to keep their Six Nations title hopes alive and Pivac said: ‘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.’

■ 6 — Games without a try for Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale, who insisted ahead of the clash with England he is ‘playing better rugby’ than when he scored a tournament-record seven tries in 2018

We’ve Scot to win

SCOTLAND centre Chris Harris is comfortable with the pressure ahead of his side’s Six Nations clash against Italy in Rome tomorrow, but knows they must deliver an 80-minute performance. Gregor Townsend’s men face the Azzurri after defeats against Ireland and England. ‘There is pressure on Gregor, there is pressure on us,’ Harris said. ‘We have just got to deliver. We are fully capable, we have got the game plan, it’s just about going out there and putting in that 80-minute performance.’

Fixtures

SATURDAY

Italy v Scotland
2.15PM, ITV

Wales v France
4.45pm, BBC ONE

SUNDAY

England v Ireland
3PM, ITV