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Wales team to face France in Six Nations named

Warren Gatland has named his Wales team to face France on Friday night. Mike Phillips has been dropped, with Rhys Webb earning his first start. Winger George North will play at centre.

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Mike Phillips dropped by Wales for France clash

Mike Phillips has been dropped by Wales for their Six Nations clash with France at the Millennium Stadium on Friday night.

The Ospreys' Rhys Webb will start at scrum half, with Phillips on the bench.

Mike Phillips was criticised for his performance against Ireland. Credit: PA

It is one of three changes to the side which lost 26-3 to Ireland.

Liam Williams is on the wing, with George North taking the injured Scott Williams' position at outside centre.

Luke Charteris returns from injury to take Andrew Coombs' place in the second row.

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