Wales v France, Six Nations 2024: Kick-off time, how to watch and latest news

France's centre Gael Fickou (L) runs to score the team's fourth try during the Six Nations rugby union international match between France and Wales at Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on March 18, 2023

France travel to Cardiff to meet Wales in the fourth round of the Six Nations Championship.

Wales have lost the last four Six Nations games against France, but they tackle a struggling France team that lost to Ireland and drew at home against Italy either side of narrowly beating Scotland.

Wales, though, have yet to win in this season’s tournament ahead of their final two fixtures against France and Italy.

When is Wales v France?

Wales and France square off on Sunday, March 10. The match will kick-off at 3pm (BST).

Where is Wales v France taking place?

The will be played at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

How to watch Wales v France on TV

The match will be broadcast live on the BBC and available for streaming on BBC iPlayer.

What is the latest team news?


Wales will field a new centre partnership of Joe Roberts and Owen Watkin against France.

They take over from established midfield pairing George North and Nick Tompkins, who have 155 caps between them, at the Principality Stadium.

It will be Llanelli centre Roberts’ first Six Nations start after making his Test debut against England last summer in a World Cup warm-up match.

Elsewhere, Wales captain Dafydd Jenkins has been switched from lock to blindside flanker, with Will Rowlands called up as Adam Beard’s second-row partner, while hooker Ryan Elias replaces Elliot Dee.

North and Tompkins were both fit for selection.

Jenkins, meanwhile, makes a first appearance in the No 6 shirt for club or country, and he takes over from Alex Mann.

Rowlands missed Wales’ opening Six Nations appointment with Scotland after his partner gave birth, and then featured off the bench in defeats to England and Ireland.

Mann is among the replacements, where his colleagues include fellow Cardiff forward Mackenzie Martin, 49 times-capped Dee and Scarlets scrum-half Gareth Davies.

Wales XV: C Winnett (Cardiff); J Adams (Cardiff), J Roberts (Scarlets), O Watkin (Ospreys), R Dyer (Dragons); S Costelow (Scarlets), T Williams (Cardiff); G Thomas (Ospreys), R Elias (Scarlets), K Assiratti (Cardiff), W Rowlands (Racing 92), A Beard (Ospreys), D Jenkins (Exeter, capt), T Reffell (Leicester), A Wainwright (Dragons).

Replacements: E Dee (Dragons), C Domachowski (Cardiff), D Lewis (Harlequins), A Mann (Cardiff), M Martin (Cardiff), G Davies (Scarlets), I Lloyd (Scarlets), M Grady (Cardiff).

Who is the referee?

England’s Luke Pearce will be the man in charge in Cardiff.

What are the current standings?

When did Wales and France last win the Six Nations?

Both countries have won the Six Nations in recent memory. France secured a memorable grand slam in 2022, propelled by their genius scrum-half and captain Antoine Dupont – currently absent from the Six Nations owing to his commitment to France’s Sevens team.

Wales won their last Six Nations in 2021, just two years after securing a Grand Slam in 2019.

What was the score last year?

France hammered Wales in Paris last year, with Damian Penaud scoring twice and Thomas Ramos kicking five penalties en route to a 41-28 victory.

What are the latest odds?

  • Wales to win: 9/4

  • France to win: 6/13

  • Draw: 25/1

Odds correct as of March 6