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Six Nations: Wales lose to France in 100 minute match

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Full time on a match that’s sure to go down in Six Nations history. France beat Wales 20 - 18, after 20 minutes extra time, with Lee Halfpenny providing Wales with all their points of the game.

Only one point down at half time, Wales’ second half started off well, with Halfpenny kicking off the scoring with another penalty for Wales, before a flurry of replacements for both sides.

Alun Wyn Jones was replaced by Luke Charteris, while Sam Warburton resumed the familiar role of team captain. Jamie Roberts and Taulupe Faletau came on for Scott Williams and Ross Moriarty.

Another Halfpenny penalty increased Wales’ lead to five points, temporarily, before a French penalty from Lopez reduced it back to two.

The back and forth continued with Halfpenny responding with another penalty in the last 10 minutes, before a rested Moriarty came back on to replace a blood soaked Scott Baldwin.

Wales being penalised in the last minute lead to the French opting for a scrum, five meters from the try line. After resetting the scrum multiple times and with the game in overtime, Samson Lee was shown a yellow card, and Wales played on with 14 men.

The match continued, and Lee returned to the field, as Wales fought to keep France from the try line.

France eventually made it over in the 100th minute of the match.

HT: France 10 - 9 Wales

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Half time in Wales' final match of this year's Six Nations, and Wales are narrowly trailing the French.

France scored, and converted, a try in the first eight minutes of the game, before Camille Lopez extended their lead with a penalty.

Wales finally got points on the board, thanks to Lee Halfpenny's penalty, after Frenchman Vakatawa was sin binned for a deliberate knock on.

But Wales couldn't capitalise on the French being a man down, until another Halfpenny penalty, twenty seconds before Vakatawa came back on the field, took the score to France 10, Wales 6.

A last minute opportunity for Wales before the break came in the form of another penalty, with Halfpenny bringing Wales within one point of the French going into the second half.


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