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Wales vs France 2021 Six Nations 2021. Wales lose Grand Slam vs France at the death .

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Wales vs France Wales vs France … the lose Six death 2021: Nations Wales Grand at vs France Slam

Sat, 20 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Archive of live commentary from the Guinness Six Nations match France vs Wales

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Read the play by play

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Tries: Taofifenua (6), Dupont (15), Ollivon (77), Dulin (80)
Conversions: Jalibert (7,15), Ntamack (77)
Penalties: Ntamack (34,54)

Tries: Biggar (12), Navidi (17), Adams (50)
Conversions: Biggar (12,19,51)
Penalties: Biggar (25,41,59)

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Wales vs France Wales vs France

Sat, 20 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000

The Six Nations reaches its conclusion for Wales, who are going for a Grand Slam against France in Paris tonight

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The Six Nations reaches its conclusion for Wales, who are going for a Grand Slam against France in Paris tonight

Wales were cruelly denied a Grand Slam in a dramatic encounter in Paris.

Wayne Pivac's side had led 30-20 with ten minutes to go thanks to tries from Dan Biggar, Josh Navidi and Josh Adams, but a total loss of discipline allowed France to steal victory with late scores from Charles Ollivon and Brice Dulin.

The match was filled with controversy and action, with France's Paul Willemse red carded for an eye gouge on Wyn Jones before Taulupe Faletau and Liam Williams were sin-binned late on.

Wales now face a nervous wait to see if they win the Six Nations next week – with France now capable of winning the title with victory over Scotland.

Pivac will be facing the media after that heartbreaking defeat and you can follow all the reaction to the dramatic scenes in Paris below.

Still waiting on the press conference to start.

Wales, of course, now facing an anxious wait to see if they'll be crowned Six Nations champions.

Here's the results they need next week.

It's really hard to know where to begin with that.

Wales were brilliant for 60-odd minutes, grinding France down with smart rugby.

Then it went haywire and Wales lost their control.

Alun Wyn Jones understandably looks gutted as he speaks to the BBC post-match

"We didn't win the game and that was the main focus.

"We were pretty good for 80 minutes and we let it go late on.

"Our discipline brought a lot of pressure on.

"It's not in our hands now."

Horrific ending for Wales.

It was Dulin who crossed there to win it.

Discipline has cost them a Grand Slam there, after a near-perfect hour in Paris.

Still going.

France within five metres of the line.

They must score.

They do.

Wales denied the Grand Slam at the death.

Horrible, horrible ending to the game.

Clock is red.

France get the drive going.

A few carries in midfield.

A choke tackle, but it's deemed a ruck.

Wales just keeping the ball tight with 60 seconds left on the clock.

How's your heartrate?

Luke Pearce pings Wales for sealing off.

You could see that happening.

40 seconds.

Wales just need to keep their discipline and keep France down this end of the pitch after too long in their own redzone.

France looking to to fling it wide and buy any cheap penalty they can here, as Dupont lazily runs into a Welsh player doing his best to stay out of the way.

There's a knock-on in midfield and Wales have the ball!

90 seconds to go.

Brillaint defence from Navidi to stop France initially.

But France do score with Ollivon forcing his way over.

Penalty to France at the scrum.

This is horrific for Wales.

Another penalty and Wales are risking a third yellow card.

Luke Pearce warns Alun Wyn Jones about another card.

Fickou is furious that a penalty try wasn't awarded – 40-odd metres out.

Wales' defence has a real challenge now.

France spill it as they go in search of a score and Sheedy clears.

The hosts run it back and now Liam Williams is sent to the sin-bin for diving off his feet.

14 v 13.

France still pushing as we enter the final ten minutes.

Wales still defending resolutely, but the penalties are piling up.

Ollivon is held up, but Faletau is sin-binned after being offside.

So, another huge talking point here.

Wales still giving away penalties though.

Halaholo, fresh on, is offside from a kick.

We're still checking with the TMO.

Wayne Barnes is being meticulous with this.

It's contact with the eye area – after a neck roll for good measure.

It's a red card for Paul Willemse.

It's looking like a gouge on Wyn Jones.

This is surely a card for France.

If it's clear contact with the eye, it's a red.

If it's slipped, it's a yellow.

Relentless pressure from France and eventually they score out wide.

Brice Dulin the man wriggling over out wide.

Even with numbers though, Wales made them work for that.

North nearly held him up.

But is there a illegal clearout by a French player on Wyn Jones?

France hammering away at the Welsh line, but Wales are holding firm.

But there's another penalty advantage coming.

This could be a final warning.

Five-metre scrum for France.

It's solid and Biggar strays offside immediately.

France have played the majority of this sin-bin period in the Welsh 22 – but will they score?

Great work by Faletau to get under Marchand.

He's been one of the players of the tournament.

Tomos Williams also gets under there to stop it.

No try.

Have France scored?

Marchand barges down the blindside from the lineout and appears to have been held up.

On-field decision is no try.

We go to Wayne Barnes to check.

Wales hold firm initially, but France will go to the lineout from the penalty.

Huge period of the match coming up for Pivac's men.

France up into the Wales 22 and with a penalty advantage.

They may be a man down, but they're pushing here.

Wales clear their lines from a scrum in their own 22.

France trying to force things from deep now.

Wales strip it, but Rees-Zammit had knocked it on in the tackle.

It's given as a deliberate knock-on, which seems surprising from initial viewing.

It's a simple one for Biggar.

The ten-point lead is back.

It's just against the touchline so no try.

But there is a penalty and Haouas is sent to the sin-bin.

Another huge maul could possibly have been a penalty try as it's dragged down metres from the line.

Advantage is coming and Wales go wide.

It's Rees-Zammit in the corner and he somehow grounds it out wide.

What a talent this boy is!

Or did he ground it?

Cory Hill on for Beard and immediately take a lineout.

Penalty for Wales as the maul drive over France.

Williams drills it behind France and it puts them under pressure.

But Dulin does well to evade the pressure.

France then go wide and break down the blindside, with a length of the field try looking on only for Biggar to get back with a crucial tap tackle.

That's the threat France pose.

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– March 20, 2021
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