France v Wales: 11 Key Moments

France v Wales: 11 Key Moments

France score their 3rd highest points against Wales as they defeat the visitors 38-21 in Paris. Here are the key moments and turning points in the 7 try win for the home side.

10 seconds:


Gregory Alldritt fails to take the kick off and from there Wales go on to score through Leigh Halfpenny

12th Minute:

Romain Ntamack splits the defence and makes a break for France to score through Cyril Baille


22nd Minute:

George North makes an error trying to take a high ball. France in possession and into the Wales 22 when he tracks back to win a turnover penalty.


30th Minute:

Virimi Vakatawa gets into the game after a few close calls. His carry draws in two defenders where his brilliant offload eventually leads to Antoine Dupont scoring.

34th Minute:

Justin Tipuric shoots on Gael Fickou after messy ruck ball for France. He misses his man and Fickou has the presence of mind to beat the flanker on his inside and find Vakatawa who puts Dupont away for his second.

42nd Minute:

Gregory Alldritt on the wrong end of the whistle again for poor discipline at the breakdown and Wales get the opening 3 points of the second half.

43rd Minute:

Charles Ollivon expertly wins the restart to give France superb front foot ball and field position but fumble over the line and fail to score.

59th Minute:

Dan Biggar unusually has a poor night with the boot and misses a penalty with the score at 24-16.

66th Minute:

Teddy Thomas challenges for a poor Dupont kick in the air and slaps it back. The ball falls for the mecurial 9 and he shoots off through defenders to set up a try for his captain Ollivon

68th Minute:

Nick Tompkins grubber ahead is perfectly weighted and France fail to field it. North claims it and he and Tomkins combine setting up a Wales score through Smith

73rd Minute:

Teddy Thomas kills off the game with a superb individual effort running down the line with no space to wor with, chipping ahead to himself and scoring.



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