COMPETITION: 6 Nations International Championship
  VENUE: Millenium Stadium, Cardiff DATE: 7 March, 2004 SPECTATORS:
  REFEREE: Stuart Dickinson (Australia) HALFTIME:  
  TRIES: Harinordoquy, Elissalde TRIES: M.Williams
  CONVERSIONS: Elissalde (2)  CONVERSIONS: S.Jones
  PENALTY GOALS: Elissalde (5) PENALTY GOALS: S.Jones (5)
15 Nicolas Brusque  Biarritz RFC 15 Gareth Thomas  Celtic Warriors
14 Vincent Clerc  Stade Toulousain RFC 14 Rhys Williams  Cardiff Blues
13 Yannick Jauzion  Stade Toulousain RFC 13 Mark Taylor (22) Llanelli Scarlets
12 Damien Traille  Pau RFC 12 Iestyn Harris (21) Cardiff Blues
11 Christophe Dominici  Stade Français RFC 11 Shane Williams  Neath-Swansea Ospreys
10 Frédéric Michalak Stade Toulousain RFC 10 Stephen Jones  Llanelli Scarlets
9 Jean-Baptiste Elissalde (20) Stade Toulousain RFC 9 Gareth Cooper (20) Celtic Warriors
8 Thomas Liévremont (19) Biarritz RFC 8 Dafydd Jones (19) Llanelli Scarlets
7 Imanol Harinordoquy  Pau RFC 7 Colin Charvis (19t) Tarbes RFC, France
6 Serge Betsen Biarritz RFC 6 Jonathan Thomas  Neath-Swansea Ospreys
5 Pascal Papé  Bourgoin RFC 5 Michael Owen  Newport-Gwent Dragons
4 Fabien Pelous (Cap)  Stade Toulousain RFC 4 Brent Cockbain (18) Celtic Warriors
3 Pieter De Villiers  Stade Français RFC 3 Gethin Jenkins (1) Celtic Warriors
2 William Servat (16) Stade Toulousain RFC 2 Mefin Davies (16) Celtic Warriors
1 Syvlain Marconnet (17) Stade Français RFC 1 Iestyn Thomas (17) (3) Llanelli Scarlets
16 Yannick Bru (2) Stade Toulousain RFC 16 Huw Bennett (2) Neath-Swansea Ospreys
17 Jean-Jacques Crenca (1) Agen RFC 17 Ben Evans (1) Cardiff Blues
18 David Auradou  Stade Français RFC 18 Gareth Llewellyn (4) Neath-Swansea Ospreys
19 Olivier Magne (8) Montferrand RFC 19 Martyn Williams (7t) (8) Cardiff Blues
20 Dimitri Yachvili (9) Biarritz RFC 20 Dwayne Peel (9) Llanelli Scarlets
21 Aurélien Rougerie Montferrand RFC 21 Ceri Sweeney (12) Celtic Warriors
22 Cedric Heymans 22 Tom Shanklin (13) Cardiff Blues
  COACH: Bernard Laporte COACH: Steve Hansen
For France Michalak returned from injury to replace Peyrelongue, who had made his debut v Italy.
Pelous made his 89th test appearance since his debut in 1995, and his 21st as captain.
Olivier Magne was surprisingly dropped to the reserves bench.
Colin Charvis returned from injury to lead the Welsh side. Captain against Ireland, Martyn Williams, moved to the reserves but later came on to score Wale's only try.
Veteran Gareth Llewellyn returned to the bench. Another veteran Mark Taylor took the injured Sonny Parker's place in the backline. Parker is out injured for the remainder of the 6 Nations tournament.