Rugby U


15' Another Wales penalty as Tipuric is tackled in the air at the lineout. Stupid one to give it away, really. And Halfpenny punishes them. PENALTY to Wales.

17' Wales have collected the restart safely, and clear their lines with a nice big clearance from Biggar. Nearly took the cameraman out. Do you get extra points for that? He's a moving target, it's harder than hitting it through the posts. Anyway, Wales have held the French maul up and have a scrum.

20' Another penalty for Wales, this time from the scrum, and Davies has taken it quickly. Wales are on the halfway line, and Biggar has put up a high kick for North to chase. They retain the ball, albeit messily, but are pushed into touch on the French 10m line.

22' France with the ball then, and some lovely offloading sees them up to the Wales 22.... TRY for France!

Fickou took full advantage of a Welsh defence that was scrambling backwards, picked a gap, and had an easy run in to the line. Well created with some good offloading by the French. Easily CONVERTED by Machenaud.

24' France are trying to run it out of their own 22, which doesn't seem particularly wise. They come to the same conclusion and kick to touch. ANd they've stolen the ball! Lovely crossfield kick doesn't quite work out, and France have knocked the ball on. Entertaining match, so far.

Quick pause while some French players get patched up a bit, but we're almost ready to go again.

25' No problems for Wales at scrum time, and Halfpenny is causing some confusion in the French line as he darts up to halfway. The Welsh are up to over the 10m line courtesy of Liam Williams, and are still making ground...

26' Half break by the Welsh captain and Wales are up inside the 22... Scrum Wales, as France have somehow knocked the ball on. Nice replay of a clever back-of-the-hand offload by Alun Wyn Jones.

27' Camara is off with an injury, and we're ready to go with the scrum. Scott Williams powering into the French line...and he's lost the ball! Danger for Wales as France kick ahead and do superbly to recover the ball, but les bleus knock on after a dodgy pass. Let off for Wales there.