Friday March 28 2003.
KO 7pm at Millau
The Welsh student side travel to the south of France for a challenging match against a strong French side. However they depart in confidence despite losing narrowly to the England Students side last month at Swansea by 23-17.
The Welsh side nearly clinched victory at the end of that match after a brave fight back after England had taken an early fifteen point lead.
Despite losing Llanelli flanker Gareth Williams and wing Nicky Jones(Narberth) to the Wales Sevens squad, coach John Morgan has assembled a strong side to take on the French.
Whilst the backs, who were very impressive against England, remain much the same there are enforced changes in the pack. Aberystwyth No 8 Lewis Wood comes in for his first Welsh cap and is joined by Bonymaen lock Stuart Miller and Cross Keys prop Dan Evans. Also starting is hooker Simon Jenkins of Llandovery and UW Lampeter.
15 Anthony Carter Cardiff Medicals and Bridgend RFC
14 Gareth Wright UW Swansea and Swansea
13 Gareth Chapman UWIC
12 Lee Humphreys UW Swansea and Cross Keys
11 Nick Jones UW Swansea and Narberth
10 Dan Jones Cardiff Medicals
9 Ed Lewsey Exeter Univ. and Exeter
1 David Pattison UWIC and Newport RFC
2 Simon Jenkins UW Lampeter and Llandovery RFC
3 Dan Evans UWIC and Cross Keys
4 Stuart Miller UWIC and Bonymaen RFC
5 Mike Powell UC Newport and Bridgend RFC
6 Matthew Jefferies Cardiff Medicals and Llanelli RFC
7 Adam Cox Cardiff Medicals and Newport RFC
8 Lewis Wood UW Aberystwyth
Adrian Chiffi UWIC
Roy Davies Hartpury College and Gloucester RFC
Tom Snellgrove UWIC
Eifion Jones Bath University
Hefin Evans UW Csrdiff
Sam Rees UW Swansea and Vardre RFC
Rhodri Williams UWIC