WALES
NO.NAME
15Leigh Halfpenny, FB
3
14George North, W
13Scott Williams, C
12Hadleigh Parkes, C
11Liam Williams, W
T
10Dan Biggar, FH
9Gareth Davies, SH
1Rob Evans, P
2Ken Owens, H
3Tomas Francis, P
4Cory Hill, L
5Alun Wyn Jones, L
6Justin Tipuric, FL
7Josh Navidi, FL
8Taulupe Faletau, N8
Replacements
16Elliot Dee, R
17Nicky Smith, R
18Samson Lee, R
19Bradley Davies, R
20Aaron Shingler, R
21Aled Davies, R
22Gareth Anscombe, R
23Steff Evans, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Principality Stadium
5:00 PM, March 17, 2018
Capacity: 74,500

Match Commentary

81'FULLTIME! Wales steal it at the lineout and that's that
81'14-13 End of second half
80'Another penalty to France. 30 seconds left, but they are deep in their 22. They deserve to, but can they set up a shot at goal?
79'Bastareaud then pinged for not rolling away, tough call on the big man. Wales taking their time to decide what to do. Big hill now for the French to claim
77'Bastareaud, who else, wins a penalty at the breakdown as Wales threatened. Keeps his side in the game, minutes remaining
77'Player substituted - Wenceslas Lauret , France
77'Substitute on - Paul Gabrillagues , France
74'Wales with a rare attack but are pinged as they enter the French 22. Not long left here, France deserve to be ahead but still need to make their dominance count
72'Wales just about gather their lineout and Davies clears deep. Fall runs it back and France continue to look for the score that will take them into the lead
71'Another chance carved out by the French but a great tackle by Halfpenny forces Grosso into touch. Wales hanging on
71'Substitute on - Lionel Beauxis , France
71'Player substituted - Francois Trinh-Duc , France
71'Player substituted - Paul Gabrillagues , France
71'Substitute on - Bernard Le Roux , France
69'He misses the kick, a simple one at that. Has not been a convincing half of rugby from the fly-half, and that's an understatement
69'Substitute on - Bradley Davies , Wales
69'Player substituted - Cory Hill , Wales
69'Substitute on - Elliot Dee , Wales
69'Player substituted - Ken Owens , Wales
68'A cynical penalty to give away by Liam Williams, lucky to still be on the pitch. Trinh-Duc calls for the tee
64'Big call from the referee who awards Wales a penalty despite France getting more then their shove on
64'Substitute on - Nicky Smith , Wales
64'Player substituted - Rob Evans , Wales
64'Substitute on - Samson Lee , Wales
64'Player substituted - Tomas Francis , Wales
62'Crucial turnover! Bastareaud of all men held up in the tackle and Wales get the put in deep in their 22
62'Substitute on - Baptiste Couilloud , France
62'Player substituted - Maxime Machenaud , France
61'Trinh-Duc chips it into touch and France get their maul rolling. Fickou then powers right up to the line
60'But then the TMO comes in and awards France a penalty for a high hit by Scott Williams
60'A couple of moments have brought Wales back into the game. First Scott Williams puts a huge hit on Bastareaud which wins Wales a turn over. Then Doumayrou kicks out on the full. You can sense a small shift as the Welsh crowd can be heard faintly for the first time
60'Substitute on - Dany Priso , France
60'Player substituted - Jefferson Poirot , France
56'Right on cue another penalty to France at the scrum. Would be nice if this French team played like this all Six Nations
56'Substitute on - Aaron Shingler , Wales
56'Player substituted - Justin Tipuric , Wales
55'Nearly 80% possession to France so far in this half
55'Wales can't match France so far in the second half. The visitors are dominating the contact and Wales desperately need to try and slow the game down
53'Huge scrum from France, they win the penalty on the halfway line. Trinh-Duc then does what he does best, and misses touch
51'Substitute on - Rabah Slimani , France
51'Player substituted - Cedate Gomes Sa , France
51'Substitute on - Camille Chat , France
51'Player substituted - Adrien Pelissie , France
50'Wales steal the ball in the French 22, they try and go wide and France rush up and save their bacon, just. They then go straight on the attack and make a mess of a great opportunity themselves. A knock on gives everyone a brief pause
49'Penalty to France just outside the Wales 22, Scott Williams not rolling away. Sizeable French crowd again making themselves heard. Should be a simple one for Machenaud
49'14-13 Penalty goal - Maxime Machenaud , France
47'France straight back on the attack as Allez breaks out. Trinh-Duc and Fall combining well not for the first time in attack
46'Wales threaten out wide but Williams over runs on his line and Scott Williams' pass goes behind him and into touch
44'Wales start brightly with a trademark Faletau break but they hand the ball back to the French at the crucial moment. France clear at the back of the scrum
41'The sides are out for the second half. No trophy to play for here, but second is up for grabs and Wales will surely have England finishing fifth at the back of their minds
41'+214-10 End of first half
40'Penalty to France on the stoke of half-time. Bastareaud is down as Machenaud weighs up whether this is in his range
40'14-10 Start of second half
39'Biggar with a good kick that takes Wales just shy of the French 22
38'France going forwards but Tipuric gets over the ball and it's Wales' turn to breathe a sigh of relief
36'Bastareaud makes a crucial intervention in defence. Wins the penalty and France clear up to the halfway. Last moments of an end-to-end first half
34'France going well in attack again, with Fall looking dangerous, but Machenaud pops a ball forwards and Wales have the ball back just outside their 22
32'14-10 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Wales
31'Wales win a penalty for a high tackle. Slightly harsh considering but by the law the right decision. Halfpenny again to take aim
28'Saying that somehow the centre has not gone off and he then loses the ball in contact. They kick clear and win the turnover again as Parkes chases back. Luckily for Wales Pelissie then knocks on. Breathless stuff here
26'Kamara unfortunately looks like he'll have to come off, while for Wales Scott Williams needs an HIA
26'Player substituted - Yacouba Camara , France
26'Substitute on - Mathieu Babillot , France
25'Wales a bit shaken up by this French approach. They need to put some phases together and re-assert themselves on this game
24'France going hell for leather here. An outrageous cross kick from Trinh-Duc just evades Kamara. The flanker stays down after taking a knock to the knee
22'11-10 Conversion - Maxime Machenaud , France
21'TRY! A wonderful French try as they break from deep. Kept their heads and finished well by Fickou, well-deserved to say the least
21'11-8 Try - Gael Fickou , France
20'Wales win a penalty at the scrum just outside their 22. Davies goes quick, a very open feel to this. Warrenball looks to have been forgotten for the evening
16'France have made the better start but find themselves eight points behind. Discipline crucially letting them down
16'11-3 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Wales
12'Parkes kicks clear with an overlapping begging and to rub it in his kick goes out on the fall. France with a lineout 30m out
11'Biggar collects a high ball with ease but is smashed by Fall. France, bar their one moment of madness, have started well
10'8-3 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Wales
9'Halfpenny calls for the tee and starts his usual routine with bottle and scrum cap
9'Wales clear deep into the French 22 and Les Bleus make a mess of their escape. Wales have the lineout 10m out and win a penalty at the maul
7'In the early stages but both teams look to be playing with a more relaxed attitude going forwards. We could be in for a good one as Ireland start their celebrations at Twickenham
4'TRY! Just like that Wales score as France completely fluff their lines at the restart. Williams pounces on a horror show from the French
4'5-3 Try - Liam Williams , Wales
4'0-3 Drop goal - Francois Trinh-Duc , France
3'France are straight on the attack and up to Wales' 22. They push forwards with a strong maul and a strong carry by man-of-the-moment Bastareaud. Trinch-Duc then pings over a drop goal with nothing else on
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