France 13 Wales 20

Wales came away with a convincing win, from the Stade de France, of course we had to endure a nervous final five minutes which is standard procedure for Welsh fans.

But the hiding behind the sofa was over pretty quickly as France ran out of ideas, although to be honest they ran out of ideas pretty soon after kick off.

Apart from a period at the beginning of the second half, and when Bruce Dulin scored a try, France were outplayed.

Wales were magnificent in the set piece, the scrum was rock solid, and the line out as  safe as houses.

Dan Biggar scored Wales only try after magnificent sleight of hand by Dan Lydiate

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Leigh Halfpenny was faultless with his kicking, Jamie Roberts outstanding in attack and defence, indeed it was hard to find fault with any Welsh player.

French fly half Camille Lopez continued with chips kicks over the onrushing Welsh defence, which were ill directed and merely turned over possession to the men in red.

Lopez for some strange reason seemed fixated with short, unchallenged re-starts which once again just handed over possession to Wales.

Wales have now beaten France four times in row, something even the great sides of the 70’s never acheived.

We are all scarred by the last defeat, of course, the 2011 World Cup semi final….will we ever get over that one !!!!

For now, we can look forward to watching a thriller in Dublin tomorrow, and relish the fact that Wales are still in this years title race.

It’s a Wales win to savour, and it means I might get a goods night sleep .

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