France team to face Wales on Friday night - Ruck

France team to face Wales on Friday night

France have named teenager Romain Ntamack in their side to face Wales in the Six Nations opener in Paris.

The 19-year-old, son of ex-Les Bleus wing Emile, wins his first cap alongside Wesley Fofana with Mathieu Bastareaud not included in the 23-man squad.

Ntamack helped France to the 2018 World Rugby Under-20 Championship crown and has become a regular for Toulouse.

France: Maxime Medard; Damian Penaud, Wesley Fofana, Romain Ntamack, Yoann Huget; Camille Lopez, Morgan Parra; Jefferson Poirot, Guilhem Guirado (capt), Uini Atonio, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Paul Willemse, Wenceslas Laurent, Arthur Iturria, Louis Picamoles.

Replacements: Julien Marchand, Dany Priso, Demba Bamba, Felix Lambey, Gregory Alldritt, Baptiste Serin, Gael Fickou, Geoffrey Doumayrou.