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Wales' Six Nations work is not done despite France win - Alun Wyn Jones

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Gareth Davies shines in Wales victory (3:00)

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Alun Wyn Jones believes Wales have plenty to work on over the next fortnight as he admitted the "attritional" nature of Friday night's win over France made it "tough to be involved in".

Wales kicked off the third round of the RBS 6 Nations with a hard-fought 19-10 defeat of Les Bleus that sets them up for a potential championship decider against England at Twickenham on Mar. 12.

However, despite the now customary pre-game fireworks, the contest -- played under an open roof due to a technical fault -- failed to spark into life, much to the chagrin of the fans watching on.

"It was attritional, the game was dominated by a lot of set pieces," Jones said as he left the Principality Stadium. "It's not great to watch, it's a bit tough to be involved in as well.

"We took our opportunities, we can be frustrated that we didn't hold onto the ball when we did get behind them on probably a few occasions in the first half. Hence, we lost possession of the back of a slow start.

"We'll look at that and we probably didn't start the second half the way we wanted, we put ourselves under pressure. But we got the win and this competition is about winning."

Indeed it is and Wales will now prepare for Twickenham knowing that another victory will put them in touching distance of a fourth championship under Warren Gatland.

Friday night's fare might not have been easy on the eye, but it did feature another exemplary performance in defence from the hosts.

Captain Sam Warburton and back-row colleague Taulupe Faletau combined for 37 tackles, while Bradley Davies, Dan Lydiate, Scott Baldwin and Jamie Roberts all put in 10 or more as Wales kept France out until the closing stages.

"Our game plan's foundation probably is defence," Jones added.

"Defence was good but we've got to take those opportunities when we do get in behind them. Not lose the ball, not kick it away, to maintain the attack that we have rather than go through a phase and turn it over."

Wales centre Jonathan Davies concurred with his teammate as he admitted the squad would need to work on being more clinical over the next fortnight.

But the Clermont Auvergne back does see green shoots of recovery for the French under their new coach, Guy Noves.

He said: "They came here with intent to play, put pressure on us but thankfully we withstood that pressure. You can see that they're growing as a team and I'm sure they'll get better and better."