A former Hendy RFC rugby player will start for Wales in the penultimate 2024 Six Nations fixture against France this weekend.

Josh Adams, who has 57 caps for Wales and plays for Cardiff Rugby, will be part of the starting line-up announced by senior men’s head coach Warren Gatland for the fourth round match to be held at Principality Stadium on Sunday, March 10 at 3pm.

Captain Dafydd Jenkins will act as blind-side flanker while hooker Ryan Elias will mark his second championship start of the season.

Will Rowlands pairs with Adam Beard in the second row for his first start of the tournament, while Joe Roberts, on his second cap, will join Owen Watkin in the midfield.

Elliot Dee is set to earn his 50th senior cap if he comes off the bench.

Gatland said: "There are a few changes to the team this week as there are some players that deserve an opportunity."

He also said: "We’re looking for an 80-minute performance."

He also expressed excitement at playing the last two matches at home before the passionate Welsh crowd.

Wales team to face France: 15. Cameron Winnett, 14. Josh Adams, 13. Joe Roberts, 12. Owen Watkin, 11. Rio Dyer, 10. Sam Costelow, 9. Tomos Williams; 1. Gareth Thomas, 2. Ryan Elias, 3. Keiron Assiratti, 4. Will Rowlands, 5. Adam Beard, 6. Dafydd Jenkins (captain), 7. Tommy Reffell, 8. Aaron Wainwright.

Replacements: 16. Elliot Dee, 17. Corey Domachowski, 18. Dillon Lewis, 19. Alex Mann, 20. Mackenzie Martin, 21. Gareth Davies, 22. Ioan Lloyd, 23. Mason Grady.

The match will be broadcasted live on BBC and S4C.