Wales 27 - 6 France

Match info: Six Nations at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Date: 21/02/2014 KO: 20:00 Att: 72,086

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Wales

TriesNorth (5) Warburton (63)ConversionsHalfpenny (63)PenaltiesHalfpenny (2, 9, 20, 35, 40)

27
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6

France

PenaltiesDoussain (16) Plisson (31)

FT (ht: 20-6)

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  • That is that then. Wales win 27-6 as France are beaten for the first time in this Six Nations Championship. Gethin Jenkins was the man-of-the-match but the collective effort won this contest. Thanks for joining us and don't forget we're in Rome and London tomorrow for the other two games.

  • The answer is no as Andrew Coombs' strong work sees Wales turn over possession. France seem immensely frustrated with tonight's effort and rightly they should, they have been outplayed by the holders.

    78
  • It will be a French line-out fifteen metres from the Welsh line as replacement James Hook is forced to play a grubber from Dulin. Can the visitors end with something positive? They are mauling it on...

    77
  • Picamoles has returned by the way and is back with purpose, surging down the blindside 20 out before Wales recover to bring him to ground. Still French ball soon after as Gael Fickou gets a first touch.

    75
  • An absorbing two minutes with Lydiate throwing his body into tackles, Warburton pouncing on loose ball and Bonneval looking dangerous. It's a Welsh scrum on halfway but not before Webb, Priestland, Lydiate and Jones depart to applause from those in Cardiff.

    71
  • Hats off to the Welsh scrum, they have just walked France back five metres to win a penalty. They now kick to halfway where hooker Ken Owens will throw.

    68
  • Sebastien Vahaamahina, Damien Chouly and Brice Mach are also on for France, who attack with purpose in the home 22. But Wales stand firm, earning cheers.

    66
  • CONVERSION, WALES, HALFPENNY! 27-6! The lead is 21 as France send on Yannick Forestier and Remi Tales.

    65
  • TRY, WALES, WARBURTON! 25-6! Wales strike and it's their captain who crosses, reaching out to ground close to the uprights. That should be that then in Cardiff as Halfpenny waits to kick the conversion.

    64
  • YELLOW CARD, FRANCE, PICAMOLES! The French number eight goes to the bin for hands at ruck time and that is a huge blow to the visitors. Wales sense blood and attack with purpose in the aftermath.

    63
  • That is classic Warburton as he gets over Bonneval on the ground and pounces for the penalty offence. Up steps Halfpenny from distance...it's well wide.

    60
  • So while Wales enjoy the scrum, both nations are cutting loose in back play as first Fofana makes good metres on halfway before North responds as this contest warms nicely. 23 minutes remaining.

    57
  • Wales are definitely on top at the set-piece right now as replacement Paul James helps his side win a penalty on their 22. Priestland kicks to halfway.

    56
  • Mas' replacement, Vincent Debaty, is penalised at the first opportunity so Wales come away from the red zone. The visitors have certainly lifted their efforts after the break though, that is for sure.

    53
  • YELLOW CARD, FRANCE, MAS! Scrum offence.

    51
  • YELLOW CARD, WALES, JENKINS! Scrum offence.

    51
  • Finally Bastareaud makes his entrance as he busts through North 20 metres out. He is brought down by Priestland five from the whitewash but his offload is knocked on by Bonneval. So close for Les Bleus

    50
  • Unlucky for Plisson as he misses a long-range shot after Mas got the better of Jones at scrum-time. These missed points could be crucial at full-time.

    48
  • Nothing comes of the field position as France repel Wales back to halfway, with Webb waiting to put in.

    45
  • France won't recover if they give away penalties such as the one Picamoles has, entering the ruck from the side. Priestland makes him pay too, as a superb touch-finder sends Wales within 15 metres.

    43

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