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Match Report – France show class against Wales

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It was a masterclass performance from French scrumhalf Antione Dupont that inspired a great win for them over Wales on Saturday night in Paris.

Dupont socred two tries and created another for Allivon as Baille and Thomas also crossed the whitewash.

This defeat means that Wales coach Pivac as now had four successive defeats behind his name.

Wales took an early lead after Halfpenny scored a try in the opening minutes of the match.

It was if Wales did not have a plan to break down the French defence  after they had the lead early on in the match. Dan Bigger were also off his mark with the boot on the night which did not help the Welsh side.

The test match also marked the 100th time these two teams played each other going back to the first test in 1908.

After the Halfpenny try and a penalty France responded with a break from Ntamack and Dupont with Baille getting over.

The try was converted before Biggar slotted over another penalty.

France took the lead with brilliant offloads which saw Dupont going over which Ntamack converted.

Vakatawa again use some clever passing to Dupont who scored his second try of the match. That gave France a 21-13 lead at the break.

A penalty from Biggar and Ntamack open the scoring in the second half. Biggar then missed two golden opportunities to get in striking distance of the French.

The French took full advantage of their chances as Dupont make the break to see Ollivon score for the home side.

Wales answered back with a try from Smith but then the French let loose with Thomas.

Scorers:

France (21) 38
Tries: Baille, Dupont 2, Ollivon, Thomas Cons: Ntamack 5 Pen: Ntamack
Wales (13) 21
Tries: Halfpenny, N Smith Con: Biggar Pens: Biggar 3
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