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Wales will bank in their home support to help them past France in the Six NationsReuters

Wales will look to end France's winning run in the Six Nations 2016, when the two teams meet in what promises to be an absolutely smashing contest at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

France are top of the standings alongside England, having beaten Italy and Ireland in their first two matches. Guy Noves' men will know if they manage to beat Wales at their home ground, then that Grand Slam dream will move one step closer.

However, beating Wales anywhere, let alone in Cardiff is easier said than done, something France full-back Maxime Medard is well aware of.

"They are a very powerful team in both attack and defence," Medard told the official website of the Six Nations. "They come up very quickly and we know this match will be completely different to the first two that we played."

France have not been impressive in their two wins so far, and Medard feels his team will need to improve on their performances considerably to stop Warren Gatland's men from climbing above them in the standings.

"We won two matches while struggling," Medard, who scored the winning try against Ireland, added. "We have not won anything yet and with a dangerous trip to Wales we have nothing to brag about at the moment.

"You can't help but hear some people talking about winning the Championship and even the Grand Slam because we have won two from two. But the truth is, at the moment, we have got nothing."

Wales have drawn one and won the other so far in the Six Nations, and will probably start as the favourites on their home turf. Warren Gatland was able to convince Noves to agree to play under a closed roof at the Millennium Stadium, and the Wales coach is expecting the home crowd to drive his team to victory over France.

"I think it's still the best stadium in the world for atmosphere," Gatland told reporters. "You have 75,000 people there and the fans all feel part of it because of the proximity to the ground. With the roof closed, it's special as well. It's brilliant that France have agreed to have the roof closed.

"We want to go out and try and play some rugby and I think France will want to do the same thing too, so hopefully it will be a great spectacle.

"For us, those fans are very important with the atmosphere they do create. I think it's exciting for the opposition to play there as well."

Teams: Wales: Liam Williams, Cuthbert, Davies, Roberts, North, Biggar, Davies; Evans, Baldwin, Lee, Davies, Jones, Lydiate, Warburton (C), Faletau.

Replacements: Owens, Jenkins, Francis, Ball, Tipuric, Lloyd Williams, Priestland, Anscombe.

France: Medard; Vakatawa, Mermoz, Danty, Camara; Plisson, Machenaud; Poirot, Guirado (C), Slimani, Jedrasiak, Flanquart, Lauret, Burban, Chouly.

Replacements: Chat, Atonio, Pelo, Maestri, Goujon, Bezy, Trinh-Duc, Fickou.

Where to Watch Live

The Six Nations match between Wales and France is scheduled for an 8.05 pm local time (1.35 pm IST, 9.05 pm CET) start. There will be no live coverage of the Six Nations in India.

Viewers in the UK can watch the Six Nations match live on BBC One, with the online live streaming option on BBC iPlayer. Wales vs France live radio coverage is on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Audience in France can watch the Six Nations clash live on FR2, while the match will be shown live in Italy on DMAX.

Sky Sport 1 will broadcast the match live in New Zealand, with the live stream option on Sky Go NZ. Viewers in Australia, USA and Canada can watch the 6 Nations live on Bein Sports Australia and Bein Sports Connect, while audience in South Africa can catch all the action live on SuperSport. The match can also be live streamed on SuperSport Live Video.

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