Six Nations: Liam Williams should face France - Phil Bennett

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Former Wales captain Phil Bennett says Liam Williams should keep his place despite the return of George North for the Six Nations match against France.

Scarlets full-back Williams started the 26-23 win against Scotland after Wales decided to rest North.

Bennett expects Lions star North to come back into the side for the match in Paris on Saturday, 28 February.

"I would pick Liam Williams. I would drop Alex Cuthbert and bring George North back on the wing," said Bennett.

Wales bounced back from their opening weekend defeat by England with victory at Murrayfield.

The win gave Wales a record eighth successive win over Scotland - all of them under the guidance of Warren Gatland.

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Williams set up the opening try for Rhys Webb and crossed the tryline himself in the second half, but the score was ruled out for obstruction.

Wales are now fourth in the 2015 Six Nations table, level on points with France in third, who lost 18-11 away to Ireland on Saturday.

Bennett told BBC Wales' Scrum V programme that other changes are needed to defuse the power of the huge French pack.

"I looked at the French game against Ireland and when they brought their giant pack of forwards on they had Ireland on the ropes for the last 20 minutes," said Bennett.

"I would bring Samson Lee (prop) back into the front row. He's still a work in progress.

"Personally I think we need to move this giant French pack around so I would also pick Justin Tipuric as the other flanker [alongside captain Sam Warburton]."

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