France v Wales

Date:

Venue: Stade de France, Paris

Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Attendance: 78,688

France v Wales Match Reports

France beat Wales 20-18 in a scrappy and somewhat bizarre encounter at the Stade de France in Paris on the final day of the 2017 Six Nations Championship. France dominated the early stages of the match with Remi Lamerat scoring a try and Camille Lopez kicking a penalty to give France a 10-0 lead. Virimi Vakatawa was then sent to the sin-bin for a deliberate knock-on, and Leigh Halfpenny kicked two penalties during his absence. A third Halfpenny penalty reduced the French lead to 10-9 at half-time. Halfpenny scored a further three penalties in the second half, taking his tally to 6/6, and looked to have won the match for Wales. However, in a dramatic and chaotic final period of play, Camille Chat scored a try in the 100th minute. The resulting conversion gave France a 2-point victory. A selection of match reports is listed below:

France v Wales - Match Highlights

France v Wales - Match Stats

France: (10) 20
Try: Lamerat (7'), Chouly (81' +19)
Conversion: Lopez (8', 81' +19)
Penalty: Lopez (16', 67')

Wales: (9) 18
Penalty: Halfpenny (20', 28', 40', 54', 65', 72')

Man of The Match: Brice Dulin (France)

France v Wales - Team Line-ups

France Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Cyril Baille
  • 2 Guilhem Guirado (CAPTAIN)
  • 3 Rabah Slimani
  • 4 Sebastien Vahaamahina
  • 5 Yoann Maestri
  • 6 Fabien Sanconnie
  • 7 Kevin Gourdon
  • 8 Louis Picamoles

Backs

  • 9 Baptiste Serin
  • 10 Camille Lopez
  • 11 Virimi Vakatawa
  • 12 Gael Fickou
  • 13 Remi Lamerat
  • 14 Noa Nakaitaci
  • 15 Brice Dulin

Replacements

  • 16 Camille Chat
  • 17 Uini Atonio
  • 18 Eddy Ben Arous
  • 19 Julien Le Devedec
  • 20 Damien Chouly
  • 21 Francois Trinh Duc
  • 22 Antoine Dupont
  • 23 Yoann Huget

Wales Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Rob Evans
  • 2 Ken Owens
  • 3 Tomas Francis
  • 4 Jake Ball
  • 5 Alun Wyn Jones (CAPTAIN)
  • 6 Sam Warburton
  • 7 Justin Tipuric
  • 8 Ross Moriarty

Backs

  • 9 Rhys Webb
  • 10 Dan Biggar
  • 11 Liam Williams
  • 12 Scott Williams
  • 13 Jonathan Davies
  • 14 George North
  • 15 Leigh Halfpenny

Replacements

  • 16 Scott Baldwin
  • 17 Nicky Smith
  • 18 Samson Lee
  • 19 Luke Charteris
  • 20 Taulupe Faletau
  • 21 Gareth Davies
  • 22 Sam Davies
  • 23 Jamie Roberts
 
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