Rob Howley, Wales' interim head coach, took the rather bizarre decision to name his starting line-up for their game against Italy a week and a half in advance.
He has named an unchanged team, and is seeking some continuity after Wales got their first win in Paris since 2005, and also halted a losing slump that had seen them lose eight matches on the bounce.
In this sense, it is an understandable, if slightly off-the-wall, decision.
The most encouraging thing, however, is that he has backed the players who are in form despite the return from injury of some of Wales' bigger names.
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