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Lewis-Hughes fired up for Six Nations finale

17th March 2017

Shane Lewis-Hughes has called on Wales Under-20s to "go all out" in their Six Nations finale against France tonight.

The back-row forward is one of seven Cardiff Blues players in a re-jigged starting line-up following last week’s bonus-point win over Ireland.

There are a further four regional teammates on the bench as Jason Strange’s side look to secure a second-placed finish.

Lewis-Hughes insists there is plenty to improve on following their victory over Ireland and he is determined to front up against physical France.

“This is the last game and we realise we have to go all out to put in a big performance to finish the tournament on a high,” he told WRU TV.

“We all know there were some weaknesses against Ireland, the boys addressed them on Monday, we’ve done our walk-throughs, our units and put the wrongs right.

“It’s about making sure we execute those skills and making sure we finish on a real high.

“The intensity was really high, especially on goal-line defence. Some of the hits the boys were putting in were huge.

“It was really wearing 10 minutes with the shots going in but that’s full credit to the boys and the passion we show each week. There was good stuff but there is always room to improve.

“You know what you’re going to get with France, they have a physical pack and it’s that power game up front. 

“You need to meet fire with fire and taking that physicality out of them. We plan to do that but also to stick to our game, which is to play a fast and open game.”