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 look to get back to winning ways against France

Wales kick-off against France in Paris, in the second game of their Six Nations campaign, desperate to get back to winning ways after a confidence-sapping eight defeats in a row.

Wales famously beat France to secure last year's Grand Slam, with Alex Cuthbert scoring the decisive try. Credit: PA

A shocking first-half performance saw them beaten by Ireland in Cardiff last Saturday, and Wales now haven't won an international since overcoming France in last year's Grand Slam decider.

France themselves are looking for a response after losing to Italy last weekend.


Teammates congratulate Roberts on 50th cap


Jamie Roberts to win 50th cap against France

The WRU has released this photo of Jamie Roberts with his commemorative 50th cap shirt. Credit: WRU

Jamie Roberts will win his 50th cap for Wales today.

The 6' 4" centre made his debut - on the wing - against Scotland at the start of the 2008 Grand Slam campaign.

He was named as the British and Irish Lions Player of the Series in South Africa in 2009.

Roberts is leaving Cardiff Blues at the end of the season, to play his club rugby in France.

Roberts, and centre partner Jonathan Davies, will take on the recalled French wrecking-ball Mathieu Bastareaud today.

Davies said: "Obviously, he (Bastareaud) is very physical and strong. Our defence will be key to cut his time on the ball and slow him down before he gets going. Hopefully, we can get a result for Jamie to celebrate his 50th cap."

Neil Jenkins: Wales squad 'urgency' ahead of France game

We were disappointed with the first half last week and the result and everyone is keen to get back on the pitch and get the match underway. It’s a huge game for us and we can’t wait.

The boys are ready to go. The captain’s run went well today and there is that urgency about the squad, they want to get today out of the way and get out on the field and play.

We started poorly last week but we put together some good rugby in the second half and we want to take that into tomorrow.

We know that we have to play that way for 80 minutes and we have to put France under as much pressure as possible.

– Neil Jenkins, Wales assistant coach
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