WALvFRA 6m 

WAL 3-7 FRA

Halfpenny uncharacteristically fumbles a high ball, it flollops and Bouthier grabs it for a stunning first try of the match. Two more points are garnered.

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Concussion magnet George North takes an elbow to the chin. Probable HIA.

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Energetic stuff from both sides, lots of fizz and lots of kicking. France have a penalty, lining up for the kick.

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WALvFRA 18m 

WAL 3-10 FRA

Ntamack clean on the penalty

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France are extremely committed to the breakdown, maybe too committed, numerous infringements (some called, some not) - but the hunger is apparent.

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Speaking of.... off side at the ruck, penalty Wales.Just in front of the posts, this should close the gap a wee bit.

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#WALvFRA 26m 

WAL 6-10 FRA

Easy three for Biggar, who stopped whingeing long enough to take a kick at goal.

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France score what looks to be an easy left wing try but the TMO takes a look and the forward pass in the build-up reverses the decision. No score.

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#WALvFRA 30m 

WAL 6-17 FRA

Halfpenny fumbles a grubber with interference from Les Bleus, France scoop it up and kick down which Parkes runs into touch. France's lineout is clean and Willemse scores.

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WAL 9-17 FRA

Some spirited, inventive play from the Welsh boys sees a series of interesting passes just shy of the line. Penalty is awarded and Biggar takes the three.

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Five minutes to go in this first half and emotions are rising... from both sides.

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Penalty to Wales under the posts. Wales opt to scrum. Clock is red. Aldritt is yellow carded. Heady stuff.

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Wales pick and go and pick and go and pick and go and omg they went left. And momentum is lost. And it's another penalty. And it will probably be another scrum under the posts. 44 minutes on the clock.

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Half-time and everyone including me is breathless. Good grief that was a tough six minutes. Wales squander their opportunities, and we head in for oranges and heart to hearts.

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We are back in full flow for the deuxieme, let's see if Wales can find some consistency in breaking down the Shaun Edwards French defence.

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#WALvFRA 49m 

WAL 16-17 FRA

Lewis grabs a flaky ball and smashes into the posts. Biggar cleans up. Wales are back in it.

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#WALvFRA 51m 

WAL 24-17 FRA

Ntamack grabs a long pass out of thin air and takes the interception and steams down the right wig chased by the locomotive that is Hadleigh Parkes. Parkes can't reach him, France back in commanding lead.

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@Katyucha ils ont virés les gars de l'audio description qui assuraient avant ...

lartot a du en prendre ombrage ....

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