Wales beat France in Six Nations

George North scored the only try in Paris, as Wales beat France 16-6. It put an end to a run of eight successive defeats for Wales, and got their Six Nations campaign off and running after the opening weekend defeat to Ireland.

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Wales players 'ecstatic' about victory over France

Wales flanker Justin Tipuric admitted he and his teammates had been feeling the pressure on them, ahead of their second Six Nations game.

The Ospreys man got a rare start at No.7, with regular captain Sam Warburton absent injured, and said it was "a great feeling" to win in Paris.

Fly half Dan Biggar, who set up the decisive try for George North with a delicate kick through, said: "we're ecstatic about the win - the character and the effort and the sheer guts of the boys was evident, and is something which will stand us in great stead."

Rob Howley: 'Belief and confidence' back for Wales

Wales interim coach Rob Howley admitted "there is obvious relief" among the players and coaches, after they beat France 16-6 in Paris to record a first win in nine test matches.

Howley said he'd been assuring his players that you "don't become a bad team overnight", and "the belief and confidence you can get from this result is so important and we can take that now over to Italy."

Warburton celebrates Wales victory

Wales captain Sam Warburton, missing with a shoulder injury today, has been among those taking to Twitter to congratulate his teammates.


Full-time: France 6 Wales 16

Wales have beaten France to end their long losing streak, and belatedly get their Six Nations challenge off and running.

George North scored the only try of the game in Paris, finishing expertly after a kick through from Dan Biggar.

Leigh Halfpenny added three penalties and a conversion, as France registered only two Frederic Michalak penalties.

Latest: France 6 Wales 6

Halfpenny has been on target with two penalties at the Stade de France. Credit: PA

Wales and France are locked together at 6-6 after 65 minutes of their Six Nations clash in Paris.

Leigh Halfpenny and Frederic Michalak have each kicked two penalties, with the game becoming ever tighter as both sides - beaten last weekend - try to avoid defeat today.

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