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Live Reporting

Philip Marsh and Dafydd Pritchard

All times stated are UK

  1. See you next Saturday

    FT: France 38-21 Wales

    Teddy Thomas

    Well, that was quite the return to international rugby for Wales.

    After a promising start, a combination of French wizardry and their own mistakes consigned Wayne Pivac's side to defeat.

    Wales have a lot to improve over the next week, and next Saturday they host Scotland in their rescheduled final match of the 2020 Six Nations.

    This match will at least have served as a useful warm-up for Wales - but they know they will need to be much better if they are to end a disappointing Six Nations campaign with just a second win.

    We'll be back with comprehensive coverage of that Scotland game next Saturday so we hope you'll join us again for that one.

    Until then, stay safe and take care. Nos da!

  2. 'We let France back in with our errors'

    FT: France 38-21 Wales

    Wayne Pivac

    Wales head coach Wayne Pivac told S4C: "It was certainly a game we needed and you could see that with the mistakes we made.

    "We didn't have our best day in the air.

    "There are a lot of sore bodies in the changing room and plenty to work on.

    "We started well but let the French back in with our errors.

    "We need to start well against Scotland next week and push on."

  3. Work needed for Wales

    FT: France 38-21 Wales

    Richie Rees

    Former Wales international on BBC Radio Wales

    The effort was there, the energy was there, but there are definitely things to work on especially defensively.

  4. 'No excuses for Wales'

    FT: France 38-21 Wales

    Alun Wyn Jones

    Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones told S4C: "It's a strange one because we started really well.

    "Credit to the French, they had us on a couple of counter-attacks.

    "We're disappointed to let in a few soft tries.

    "We knew how potent they were in attack, so there are no excuses for us."

  5. 'We're disappointed'

    FT: France 38-21 Wales

    Wales hooker Ryan Elias told S4C: "It was a tough game, very physical.

    "Obviously we're disappointed to lose. We came here wanting to build towards next week's match against Scotland.

    "We'll have to look hard at our own game and make improvements.

    "We made the perfect start but France came back strongly and they were extremely physical."

  6. Full-time - France 38-21 Wales

    Wales end the game where they spent most of it - near their own try line.

    That was quite a chastening return to international rugby for Wayne Pivac's men, who lose a fourth game in succession for a first time since 2016.

    Although they started brightly in Paris tonight, they were no match for France's sparkling attack.

  7. Post update

    France 38-21 Wales

    A first glimpse of Louis Rees-Zammit's explosive talent in a Wales shirt, bursting down the left wing and passing inside to Gareth Davies.

    But the scrum-half is tackled just short of the French try line.

  8. Converted try - France 38-21 Wales

    Teddy Thomas

    That's lovely, you must say.

    Teddy Thomas has next to no room to work with on the right wing but he sees space behind Dan Biggar.

    Thomas chips the ball delicately over the Wales fly-half, collects his kick on the full and dabs down in the corner.

    A wonderful individual score, expertly converted from the touchline by Romain Ntamack

  9. Post update

    France 31-21 Wales

    Dan Biggar is usually such a reliable kicker.

    If he had landed his missed attempts tonight, Wales would only be trailing by two points.

  10. Post update

    France 31-21 Wales

    Elinor Snowsill

    Wales fly-half on BBC Radio Wales

    This is really uncharacteristic from Biggar.

  11. Try - France 31-21 Wales

    Nicky Smith

    Good response from Wales.

    Nick Tompkins puts a grubber kick through in the French 22 and Romain Ntamack makes a mess of it, allowing George North to gather.

    France's defence reorganises and the Welsh forwards take it in turns to try and wrestle their way over the line.

    Ospreys prop Nicky Smith eventually forces his way through to touch down, but Dan Biggar misses his conversion.

  12. Converted try - France 31-16 Wales

    Charles Ollivon

    Wales' aerial skills let them down again.

    Josh Adams can't collect a high kick and Antoine Dupont seizes on the loose ball.

    The scrum-half zooms through the broken field and on his shoulder is captain Charles Ollivon, who canters over.

    Romain Ntamack converts and that is game over you'd think.

  13. Replacement

    France 24-16 Wales

    The replacements keep coming.

    Cardiff Blues lock Seb Davies is on for Cory Hill to win a first cap since 2018.

  14. Missed penalty

    France 24-16 Wales

    That's very unlike Dan Biggar: two missed kicks in succession.

    He drags another penalty wide.

  15. Post update

    France 24-16 Wales

    Good sign for Wales as they earn a penalty from a scrum.

    Rhys Carre putting his considerable size to good use at loose-head.

  16. Replacement

    France 24-16 Wales

    Another Wales debut, this time it's Gloucester's Cardiff-born teenage wing sensation Louis Rees-Zammit, who's on for Leigh Halfpenny.

    It looks like Josh Adams will move to full-back.

  17. Post update

    France 24-16 Wales

    We're into the final 20 minutes.

    Wales have a scrum 10 metres inside the French half.

    Can they find a way of salvaging something from this game?

  18. Missed penalty

    France 24-16 Wales

    Dan Biggar has another kick at goal from the right touchline but drags it just wide.

  19. Adams needs to improve aerially

    France 24-16 Wales

    Elinor Snowsill

    Wales fly-half on BBC Radio Wales

    I'd like to see Josh Adams improve on his aerial skills, he has had about six attempts and come away with none of them.

    France are slowing the ball down really well so we need to get the ball out to the likes of Adams and George North.