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Grand Slam fever builds

Excitement reaches fever pitch as Wales fans across the world prepare for this afternoon's Six Nations clash.

Sam Warburton with the Triple Crown

Wales face France for Grand Slam

Wales are 80 minutes away from a third Six Nations Grand Slam in eight years. They face France at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

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Half-time score: Wales 10-3 France

Wales stand five points ahead of France at half time, despite missing two penalties.

Fans first observed a minute’s silence to remember former Wales captain and Lions star Mervyn Davies, who died this week at the age of 65.

France put the first points on the board with a penalty by Dimitri Yachvili.

But a superb try by Alex Cuthbert at 21 minutes, converted by Leigh Halfpenny, put Wales firmly in the lead.

Another penalty by Halfpenny added three to the difference.

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Stars' Grand Slam support

Wales footballer Robert Earnshaw has sent his best wishes to fellow Welsh sportsmen.

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I support the Welsh team 100 percent tom.The players and coaching staff do us all proud.

Former Wales captain Gareth Thomas has tweeted his support.

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Weekend predictions. Scotland to win. Wales to win - a deserved Grand Slam. England to win (no bias there!!) Should be awesome #6nations

Even former England captain Will Carling has predicted another Grand Slam for Wales.

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