It was heartbreak for the French as they lost at home against Wales 24-19 after a late intercept try from George North.

North scored twice in the second half to give Wales a great fightback win in Paris on Friday night.

The French led 16-0 at the break looking set to score a great first round win but Wales come out in the second half with one of those great fight backs to take the win.

France deserve the lead at the break with two great tries from Louis Picamoles and Yoann Huget.

The problem for France was making too many mistakes and letting Wales back into the game.

There was enough changes in that second half for France to put Wales away but handling errors at crucial times in the test most properly cost them the win.

Warren Gatland’s men got themselves back into the contest via Tomos Williams and George North.

With 20 minutes to go France still had the lead with two points but Dan Bigger got them ahead with a penalty.

It was a long pass that saw North intercepted to score the winning try.

France did pull back three points with a few minutes to go but that was not enough to get the win.

They had enough chances to snatch the win at the end but made handling errors on attack which gave the ball back to Wales.

This was definitely one that got away from the French and they will know that this was one that they could have and should have won.

The scorers:

For France:
Tries: Picamoles, Huget
Pen: Lopez
Drop-goal: Lopez

For Wales:
Tries: T Williams, North 2
Cons: Anscombe 2, Biggar
Pen: Biggar

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