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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

82'

France go for goal with Thomas Ramos taking the conversion but their aim is not up to scratch as the ball slides to the left of the post.

82'
Try

A wonderful passing move by France is finished off by Maxime Lucu

80'

Damian Penaud sets up the try.

80'

This is dangerous for the defence as Damian Penaud bursts through to advance the France attack.

78'

This is dangerous for the defence as Gareth Davies bursts through to advance the Wales attack.

75'
Penalty Goal

Thomas Ramos has kicked a penalty goal.

73'

France decide to make a substitution, with Yoram Moefana getting some game time.

72'

France decide to make a substitution, with Nicolas Depoortere being replaced.

72'

Wales decide to make a substitution, with Mackenzie Martin getting some game time.

70'

Wales decide to make a substitution, with Will Rowlands being replaced.

70'

Wales decide to make a substitution, with Evan Lloyd getting some game time.

70'

Wales decide to make a substitution, with Elliot Dee being replaced.

70'

Wales decide to make a substitution, with Corey Domachowski getting some game time.

70'

Wales decide to make a substitution, with Gareth Thomas being replaced.

70'

France decide to make a substitution, with Paul Boudehent getting some game time.

70'

France decide to make a substitution, with Francois Cros being replaced.

70'

France decide to make a substitution, with Maxime Lucu getting some game time.

70'

France decide to make a substitution, with Nolann Le Garrec being replaced.

70'
Conversion

The France supporters go wild as Thomas Ramos successfully kicks the conversion.

69'
Try

Romain Taofifenua scores the try from close range.

68'
Conversion

The France supporters go wild as Thomas Ramos successfully kicks the conversion.

65'
Try

France are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Georges-Henri Colombe touching down.

64'

Gael Fickou sets up the try.

64'

The defensive line has been broken as Damian Penaud goes through the gap.

63'

France sub Alexandre Roumat comes onto the field.

62'

Charles Ollivon departs for France.

62'

Wales sub Mason Grady comes onto the field.

60'

Joe Roberts departs for Wales.

60'
Penalty Goal

The touch judges raise their flags as Thomas Ramos kicks the penalty goal.

60'

The defensive line has been broken as Damian Penaud goes through the gap.

58'

Ioan Lloyd comes on for Wales.

56'

Sam Costelow leaves the field.

56'

Gareth Davies comes on for Wales.

56'

Tomos Williams leaves the field.

56'

Alex Mann comes on for Wales.

56'

Tommy Reffell leaves the field.

56'

Romain Taofifenua comes on.

51'

Emmanuel Meafou comes off.

51'

Georges-Henri Colombe comes on.

51'

Uini Atonio comes off.

51'

Peato Mauvaka comes on.

51'

Julien Marchand comes off.

51'

Sebastien Taofifenua comes on.

51'

Cyril Baille comes off.

51'

Wales make a substitution with Dillon Lewis coming on.

44'

Wales make a substitution with Keiron Assiratti coming off.

44'
Conversion

Sam Costelow adds the two points for Wales.

44'
Try

Slick passing by Wales leads to a try for Joe Roberts.

42'

Sam Costelow played a key part in that try.

42'

Sam Costelow makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

42'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40'

Fabulous play by Wales has led to Tomos Williams being able to wriggle through a gap.

34'

Trouble here as Louis Bielle-Biarrey breaches the defence.

32'
Conversion

Thomas Ramos makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

29'
Try

The pressure has finally told as Nolann Le Garrec scores from close range.

28'
Conversion

Sam Costelow makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

25'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Wales is finished off by Tomos Williams

24'

Owen Watkin played a key part in that try.

24'

This is dangerous for the defence as Owen Watkin bursts through to advance the Wales attack.

24'
Conversion

Thomas Ramos makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

22'
Try

A wonderful passing move by France is finished off by Gael Fickou

21'

This is dangerous for the defence as Gael Fickou bursts through to advance the France attack.

21'

That's a great try assist by Damian Penaud.

21'

This is dangerous for the defence as Louis Bielle-Biarrey bursts through to advance the France attack.

20'
Penalty Goal

Thomas Ramos makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.

14'
Conversion

Sam Costelow has kicked a conversion.

9'
Try

A bit of individual brilliance by Rio Dyer leads to a try for Wales

8'

A gap opened in the defence and Rio Dyer took full advantage.

8'

Adam Beard played a key part in that try.

8'
Penalty Goal

Thomas Ramos kicks the penalty.

6'

The defensive line has been broken as Louis Bielle-Biarrey goes through the gap.

4'
Penalty Goal

Sam Costelow has kicked a penalty goal.

1'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

France v Wales

Six Nations - Round 4
Sun 10th March 2024, 11:00am
Principality Stadium

Points Flow Chart

 
Wales
France
Wales
Time in lead
France
44
Mins in lead
36
54%
% Of Game In Lead
44%
69%
Possession Last 10 min
31%
0
Points Last 10 min
8

Key Events

Full Time
Lucu
80'
24 - 45
Ramos
73'
24 - 40
Ramos
69'
24 - 37
Taofifenua
68'
24 - 35
Ramos
65'
24 - 30
Colombe
64'
24 - 28
Ramos
60'
24 - 23
Costelow
24 - 20
44'
Roberts
22 - 20
42'
Half Time
Ramos
29'
17 - 20
Le Garrec
28'
17 - 18
Costelow
17 - 13
25'
Williams
15 - 13
24'
Ramos
22'
10 - 13
Fickou
21'
10 - 11
Ramos
14'
10 - 6
Costelow
10 - 3
9'
Dyer
8 - 3
8'
Ramos
6'
3 - 3
Costelow
3 - 0
1'
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
5.2
4
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
3.2
12
Entries

Attack Profile

Wales
France
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Defence Profile

Wales
France
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
53%
61%
3-6 secs
32%
21%
6+ secs
13%
15%
72
Rucks Won
103

Last 5 Penalties

55'
56'
58'
72'
75'
Wales
France

Other Fixtures

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Who Will Win?

On Sunday 10th March, Wales host France at the Principality Stadium in the fourth round of the 2024 Six Nations Championship.

France will be the overwhelming favourites for this match. After all, they’ve won all of the last five meetings between these two teams. However, Wales cannot be ruled out entirely. They reached the same stage of the Rugby World Cup as Les Bleus and they’ve been reborn under Warren Gatland. With several young attacking talents now at their disposal, they’re entering a new era and have a point to prove.

Think you know which way Wales vs France will go? Vote in our poll.

Head-to-Head

France have dominated recent meetings between the two sides. They’ve won all of the last five Wales vs France fixtures, averaging 30 points per match in the process. However, recent matches between the two teams have been tight, as Wales have averaged 22 points per match.

Interestingly, the stats also show us that Wales vs France matches tend to be back-and-forth encounters. After all, the team that scores the first try has only won 20% of the last five games.

Team Form

Wales and France will both enter this game with a point to prove. After all, following a torrid few years (including a fifth-place finish at last year’s Six Nations), Wales are looking to show that they’re back to being one of the best sides in the northern hemisphere.

They’ve improved hugely under Warren Gatland and they started their rebuilding process at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, where they advanced through their pool unbeaten and made it to the quarter-finals. During the tournament, they also defeated Australia 40-6!

Meanwhile, France are looking to dust themselves down after a disappointing 2023. Not only did Les Bleus fail to recapture their Six Nations crown, but they were also eliminated from their home Rugby World Cup at the quarter-final stage. For Fabien Galthié’s side, the 2024 Six Nations is the perfect time to bounce back and show that they’re still one of the best teams on the planet.

Below our team form guide, you can see in-depth stats about how the two sides have performed in their last five games, including stats about the number of tries they’ve scored, their overall points difference and the number of times they’ve scored the first try. We’ve also detailed how often each team has scored the first points in a game and how often they’ve won the race to 10 points.

Player Head-to-Head

Some of the biggest stars in world rugby will take part in this year’s Wales vs France match. Historically, these fixtures have treated us to several stunning individual performances and awe-inspiring tries that we’ll remember forever.

With this in mind, here’s how Gareth Anscombe and Thomas Ramos have performed in recent Wales vs France clashes. Could either of these stars of the game produce a similar moment?

Other Fixtures

This upcoming fixture between Wales and France will be one of the highlights of the rugby calendar. However, two other crucial Six Nations encounters are taking place on the same weekend.

Take a look at the latest fixtures and results so that you can plan your rugby viewing.

When was the first meeting between Wales and France? When was the first meeting between Wales and France?

The first rugby test match between Wales and France took place in 1908 at the National Stadium in Cardiff. Wales won the match 36-4.

Which team has won more matches against the other, Wales or France? Which team has won more matches against the other, Wales or France?

In total, Wales and France have faced each other 103 times since 1908. Wales have won 51 of these matches, while France have won 49. A further three have ended in a draw.

Have Wales and France faced each other at the Rugby World Cup? Have Wales and France faced each other at the Rugby World Cup?

Yes, twice. The sides first met in the semi-finals of the 2011 tournament, with France winning 9-8. They met once again in the quarter-finals of the 2019 tournament. This time, Wales got their revenge and triumphed 20-19.

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