It is Rugby World Cup Year and teams are finalizing preparations for the fast-approaching 2019 Six Nations Fixtures. The opening game featuring France vs Wales 6 Nations 2019 Rugby is kicking off on 1st of February in France’s soil. Both the sides will put their best to perform up to the mark as last season they fail to play satisfactorily. So, let’s deal with the preview and score prediction for this game.
France vs Wales 6 Nations 2019 Rugby Game Preview, Score Prediction
With clashes between these two mighty forces always ending as close encounters, predicting an outcome would be a risky business. Driven by the hunger for glory, victory could be eminent for both teams. France rugby team eager to out get rid of the memory of their loss against Fiji and to restore their honor.
All while Wales even though crippled, still eager to continue in the glory of the recent past. But the game perhaps goes in one particular side and that will be in favor of home team France 17 and Wales 16.
France vs Wales Rugby Fixtures 2019 Six Nations, Kickoff Times, What Channels are the game On?
Wales France round one game schedule TV guide are as follows:
- What: Wales vs France 6 Nations
- When: Friday, February 01, 2019
- Where: Stade de France, Paris
- Kickoff: 20:00 GMT
- Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
- Assistant Referees: Matthew Carley (England), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
- Television Match Official (TMO): Rowan Kitt (England)
- TV: ITV, FR2, BBC Sport
- Live Streaming France vs Wales Rugby:
France Rugby Last Match Stats v Fiji
2018 left a bad taste in the mouth for the French with their 14-21 lost against Fiji. Being described as a historic lost, this surely is a game which France want to recover from.
Jacques Brunel is placing his hope of recovery on introducing new blood with the inclusion of Romain Ntamack, Thomas Ramos, Dorian Aldegheri, Gregory Alldritt and the South-Africa born lock Paul Willemse. The return of Clermont duo Morgan Parra and Wesley Fofana is also welcomed after their absence during the loss against Fiji due to injury.
Welsh Rugby Previous Match vs South Africa
On the Wales side, the glorious win over the South African Springboks by 20-11 in November is still promoting a hunger for glory and the world is watching. After a spectacular nine wins in a row, including Australia, the team is now slightly crippled with injuries. With 18 players off the field, Warren Gatland is still in consideration regarding his choice for the squad for the fast approaching opening match in Paris.
France Wales Rugby Head To Head
France vs Wales 6 Nations 2019 Rugby will be the 97th meeting of both sides. With some variables, some surprises and a whole lot of unknown this promises to be an interesting game and a spectators dream.
Going head-to-head with Wales rugby, an equal competitor holding only a mere 49 wins vs France’s 44 wins. And a total of 3 draws of the 96 games in which these two teams have clashed over the past 110 years.
Les Bleus France Rugby Key Players To Watch
French nations would have eyes would be on the South African inclusion, Paul Willemse. With his length and weight, Brunel is hoping that he would bring continuity in the play alongside another South African born member of the squad, Bernard le Roux.
Romain Ntamack’s inclusion in Brunel’s squad is another point of interest in
Welsh Rugby Key Veterans to face France
Gatland still has to announce his squad, speculation is all that can be offered. This is however only increasing the promise of the mouth-watering game when forces meet. However, it can be certain that, he would not choose any but the best to the round of his career as Wales coach to leave a legacy when he is succeeded after the World Cup by Wayne Pivac. He perhaps keeps his faith especially in Aaron Wainwright, Gareth Anscombe, and George North for this Friday night France vs Wales 6 nations 2019 rugby match.
Wales vs France Six Nations Stats
Since 2000 when this tournament turn to the six nations, both sides have met for 19 times. France rugby union team have manged most of the wins 12 matches where wales secured 7 including last year’s close win by 14-13.
Wales vs France 6 nations Rugby Predictions Wrap Up
Hungry to dethrone unexpected six nations winners, the championship is about more than winning, it is about honor and glory. All teams eager to go face-off with the opposition for their ardent fans.
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