WALES have branded France AND Ireland cheats in the scrum.
Wayne Pivac’s side face Les Bleus on Saturday knowing they must win to keep their Six Nations title hopes alive after defeat in Dublin.
And prop Wyn Jones said ahead of the Principality Stadium clash: “France will be a big pack but a little ill-disciplined, especially at scrum time.
“We know they’ll hit and chase and cheat. That’s something we’ve got to combat on the day.
“They’ll look to push early and mess about at scrum time.
“We want to be positive and show a ‘no cheating’ mentality.”
Last season’s Grand Slam champions have started Jones, 27, and Dillon Lewis, 24, as props against Italy and Ireland.
Pivac’s men conceded a crucial scrum penalty on 63 minutes as Ireland winning the setpiece played a big part in them coming out on top.
But Wales forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys said: “When you’re dealing with tightheads like Tadhg Furlong, who is going to come right across the scrum from left to right, it creates problems and instability.
“It’s clearly obvious that Furlong has hammered across the scrum.
“We dealt with it for most of the game, but the one scrum we had to deal with it, we didn’t. That’s our fault.
“But I believe our young tightheads could go on and be phenomenal.”
Wales versus France will be only referee Matthew Carley’s second Six Nations game and is certain to be a high pressure one.