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Wales v France – story of the match

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Liam Williams and Gael Fickou swapped tries in Cardiff.

Wales secured runners-up spot in this season’s NatWest 6 Nations Championship after edging out France 14-13 at the Principality Stadium.

A Liam Williams try and three Leigh Halfpenny penalties swayed a forgettable contest Wales’ way as they completed a clean sweep of home wins in this season’s tournament.

France went the same way as Italy and Scotland before them, yet the visitors could – and probably should – have taken the spoils, given their dominance for much of the match.

Tweet of the match

South Wales Evening Post reporter Jason Evans sums up the arm-wrestle in Cardiff.

Player of the match – Taulupe Faletau

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Taulupe Faletau was immense for Wales
Taulupe Faletau was immense for Wales (David Davies/PA)

Moment of the match – Gael Fickou’s try

Solid in defence

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Josh Navidi was solid in defence with 16 tackles
Josh Navidi was solid in defence with 16 tackles (Nigel French/PA)

Who’s up next?

South Africa v Wales, Saturday, June 2.
New Zealand v France, Saturday, June 9.

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