Wales vs. France: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape Their Six Nations Clash

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Wales vs. France: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape Their Six Nations Clash
Francois Mori/Associated Press

Wales' hopes of retaining the Six Nations title for a third year in succession rest on whether or not Warren Gatland's side can claim anything from their home clash against France on Friday.

The 26-3 loss in Dublin means that a second loss for the Welsh will likely derail their championship bid, while Philippe Saint-Andre's in-form outfit have maintained a 100 percent winning record from their first two outings.

For either side to come out on top, there lies a specific set of one-on-one encounters that will shape the tie. Figures both big and small and both inexperienced minnows and seasoned stalwarts will all look to have their say.

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