WALES are again set to be without Dragons forwards Cory Hill and Elliot Dee for Saturday’s Six Nations clash with France in Cardiff.

Second row Hill came off the bench in the opening weekend win over Italy before suffering a hamstring injury in training that ruled him out of the trip to Ireland.

Hooker Dee missed the Italy game because of a rib problem and then sat out the defeat in Dublin with a tight calf.

Wales forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys stated yesterday that neither had returned to training with the rest of Wayne Pivac’s national squad.

When asked about Dragons skipper Hill, Humphreys said: “He’s still going through the medic. He hasn’t trained fully with us, same with Elliot Dee.”

While Hill and Dee won’t be making their comebacks this weekend, there could be an international recall for former Dragons star Hallam Amos.

The Cardiff Blues back has been called into the squad as a replacement for the injured Owen Lane.

Amos, sidelined for a month due to ankle ligament damage, returned to action on the wing for the Blues against Connacht last weekend.

Lane was released earlier in the campaign after tearing his hamstring but wasn’t replaced at the time.

The 22-cap Amos offers head coach Pivac an option at both wing and full-back.

Meanwhile, winger Josh Adams has been declared fit and is back in full training after picking up a hip injury during the defeat to Ireland.

Humphreys also said fly-half Dan Biggar is continuing to pass his return to play protocols following a third concussion in five months.

The 81-cap ace failed a head injury assessment after a collision with Robbie Henshaw against Ireland but is on track to face the French at Principality Stadium.

“He’s good. He’s taking part in full training,” said Humphreys. “He’s hopefully going to carry on passing all those protocols. Fingers crossed he could be ready.”

Wales U20s fly-half Sam Costelow has been training with Pivac’s senior squad after starting the last two games for Gareth Williams’ age-grade side.

l Wales prop Wyn Jones is prepared for a French scrum that will "hit and chase and cheat" when the countries meet on Saturday.

Jones has not held back in his assessment as France target a first Six Nations win on Welsh soil since 2010.

Asked about the French pack, 24 times-capped Scarlets loosehead Jones said: "They'll be a big pack, but probably ill-disciplined with that, especially at scrum time.

"We know they will hit and chase and cheat. That's something we are fully aware of and something we've got to combat on the day.

"They will look to push early, they'll look to mess about at scrum time. That's something we've looked at. We will just concentrate on ourselves."

Asked for his general view on scrums, Jones added: "In any aspect of the game, all you want is consistency, and maybe some calls are frustrating, but you've just got to play what's in front of you.

"The scrum is constantly evolving. I think we're all on the same page – that's the main thing.

"We just keep evolving our scrum. We show positive pictures. That's the kind of scrum we want. We want to be positive, a 'no cheating' mentality."