Blues flanker Sam Warburton has had an impressive Six Nations campaign.
Sam Warburton and his fellow back row colleagues have been put on red alert for the clash against France on Saturday after Wales assistant coach Rob Howley targeted the tackle area as the key to success in Paris.
Wales have tasted the sweet smell of success on three previous occasions at Stade de France but after France's shock defeat to Italy last weekend Howley is expecting Les Bleus to throw the kitchen sink at Matthew Rees's men.
"We have to be disciplined and bold in Paris - we have to play," said Wales assistant coach and backs specialist Howley. "It is a huge game for both sides, us in terms of the championship and France because they will be hugely disappointed with their defeat against Italy last weekend.
"France allow you to play, and the tackle area will be as crucial as ever. We have to take the opportunity to play, and it will be about taking chances.
"We want to keep the ball in hand, but it is about confidence. It is about making decisions at the right moment, whether to kick, run or pass.
"We are going there to win. We have won three on the bounce, we know France's strengths and they will want to come out and play the best game of their lives. We have to be ready for that."
Despite drawing with Ireland in the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations, Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards believes the championship 'is still in our hands' as he prepares his side to face Scotland at Principality Stadium tomorrow.
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.