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Summary

  1. France beat Wales 20-18 with a try 20 minutes into stoppage time
  2. Wales were leading 18-13 in Paris thanks to six Halfpenny pens
  3. Damien Chouly bundled over in 100th minute after non-stop pressure
  4. Scotland beat Italy 29-0 at Murrayfield in Vern Cotter's final match as coach
  5. Russell, Scott, Visser & Seymour scored tries to seal bonus point
  6. Ireland v England live on Radio 5 live as England chase a Grand Slam

Live Reporting

By Louise Gwilliam

All times stated are UK

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Au revoir

FT: France 20-18 Wales

And that's it from me, finally.

I've run out of words to describe what we just witnessed in Paris. Mind boggling.

But there's still more to come from us this afternoon.

The final Six Nations game is happening right now in Dublin, so got to dash.

Here's our  live commentary page for that one.

Ireland are currently beating England 10-3.

See you over there.

As it stands...

FT: France 20-18 Wales

This is how the table looks at the moment.

And it's not easy reading for Wales.

Only two wins in this year's Six Nations and they'll finish second bottom of the table.

France are currently in second place, but could be bettered by Ireland if they beat England with a bonus-point win.

Six Nations table
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Watch again: Finally it's over

This was the moment just shy of 100 minutes on the clock that France finally broke through the Welsh defence...

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FT: France 20-18 Wales

Dr Malcolm Harvey:  The ramifications of that suspect French HIA may be quite far reaching... made the end of the game an absolute farce.

Wally:  Barnes needs reassessing after this performance lost control and out of his depth.

Simon:  HIA for a shoulder injury, constant penalties for French players standing up in the scrum first. a ''self inflicted'' bite...

Rewind

FT: France 20-18 Wales

Damien Chouly
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Right, so the winning try was awarded to Camille Chat - France's replacement hooker - but then changed following the game to Damien Chouly.

But just in case you missed any of the drama, let's try and recap that last ridiculous 20 minutes (with the clock on red).

80 mins: France awarded a scrum. (France 13-18 Wales)

83 mins: Scrum reset for a third time. (France 13-18 Wales)

84 mins: France pop Uini Antonio goes off 'injured' to be replaced by Rabah Slimani. (France 13-18 Wales)

85 mins: Samson Lee sent to the sin-bin, Wales down to 14 men. (France 13-18 Wales)

85-93 mins: More scrums and penalties to France. (France 13-18 Wales)

93 mins: George North claims to have been bitten, reviewed by officials and deemed inconclusive. (France 13-18 Wales)

93 - 100 mins: Yet more scrums. Lots of whistles. (France 18-18 Wales)

100 mins: Camille Chat drives over the line. (France 18-18 Wales)

100 mins: Camille Lopez conversion wins the game for France. (France 20-18 Wales)

'Total amusement'

FT: France 20-18 Wales

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones on BBC One:

"Amusement that we got to 100 minutes on the clock.

"It was an interesting decision that their tighthead went off after 90 mins. There will have to be someone looking at that. The technical officials will have to review that.

"The penalties were the crutch that got them there in the end.

"But it's irrelevant what happened at the end there.

"Two wins from five matches is not good enough. We felt we deserved more today and felt we did enough in the 80 minutes to win the game."

Over in Dublin...

And over in Dublin, they very politely waited for us to end here in Paris.

They've just kicked off - tune into our live text commentary here.

Sure it will be an easier ride.

'An absolute farce'

France 20-18 Wales

Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC One

For 79 minutes that was one of the most forgettable games you are every likely to watch. Wayne Barnes lost total control in the last 20 minutes.

It was an absolute farce in the end.

Full-time

France 20-18 Wales

After 20 minutes of added play, France get the try which seals the win.

It was far from a spectacle for the majority of the game and it ended in chaos.

'Not satisfactory for anybody'

France 20-18 Wales

Brian Moore

Former England hooker on BBC One

You will not get a more controversial end to this game.

It is a try. We can go all the way back in what seems like a lifetime now to when France manufactured a way to get their first choice tight-head back on.

A very questionable substitution that allowed Rabah Slimani to come back on.

In the end that's not satisfactory for anybody.

Converted try - France 20-18 Wales

Camille Lopez

One of the forwards got the try, we're still trying to work out which.

But Lopez slots the conversion and France take it at the death, literally.

There are no men left standing on that field.

Try - France 18-18 Wales

That took long enough but France got there eventually.

Scores are level, with the kick to come for the win.

France 13-18 Wales

We have reached the century.

100 minutes of rugby. The first time I've ever written that!

And guess what? Another penalty to come.

But Wales are still defending on their line.

Dan Biggar going to the bin for kicking the ball away...

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Graham Elliott: I think this ref is being payed by the hour  

Liz: Well nobody thought Sampson Lee might actually come back on  

France 13-18 Wales

The anthems are starting in Dublin.

England are chasing the Grand Slam and a record 19th-consecutive victory.

In Paris, we're still stuck at the scrum.

Penalty try coming if another one goes down.

France 13-18 Wales

If anyone wants to leave us, and catch the build-up to Ireland v England, you can follow our live text here.

You'd be mad though.

Here in Paris there is no conclusive footage of the bite. France saying George North bit himself.

All adding to the utterly bizarre end to this match.

France 13-18 Wales

Good job Samson Lee didn't head to the showers.

Samson Lee sent to the sin-bin on 85 mins and he makes it back onto the field.

Now, to add to the drama, we have allegations of a bite from a French player.

George North says he has a mark so we'll stop to review this.

France 13-18 Wales

Remember Wales are a man-down so if France to decide to move the ball this could be the end of Wales.

They get the ball out left from the scrum but that's another penalty advantage coming.

France still in possession as the ball goes loose.

It's picked up by Gael Fickou and back we go for the penalty.

Will this ever end?

30 seconds left on the clock for Samson Lee...

France 13-18 Wales

France 13-18 Wales

Wales are penalised for offside.

France chuck the ball wide and knock-on but we will go back for the penalty.

And that means another scrum...

France 13-18 Wales

We've hit the 88-minute mark and we're still waiting for the scrum.

Samson Lee with five minutes left on his sin-bin clock.

'A bizarre end'

France 13-18 Wales

Brian Moore

Former England hooker on BBC One

A bizarre end to the game. 

If it goes on much longer, you'll get the yellow card back on.

France 13-18 Wales

No, it's Wales who are adding to the confusion.

Leigh Halfpenny is hauled off.

Stay tuned for the scrum...

France 13-18 Wales

Right. We have a contested scrum to come, I think.

Amidst this chaos, France are trying to make a change.

Farcical.

Sin-bin - Samson Lee

France 13-18 Wales

Samson Lee is shown a yellow card
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Samson Lee is sent to the bin.

But Wales don't have a replacement for him.

We're just trying to clear up whether Tomas Francis was replaced or injured.

France pick the scrum option, and Wales are told they have to bring Francis back on.

He's just having a little practice scrum before he comes onto the field though....

France 13-18 Wales

It is chaos down there.

Between the third and fourth scrum, Uini Antonio walked off the field.

Apparently he needed to be assessed for an HIA.

An amazing coincidence? Rabah Slimani comes back onto the field.

France 13-18 Wales

We have lift-off. France with good ball and Louis Picamoles is driven back.

Nakaitaci with a dangerous drive down the middle but he is short too.

France come again.

France 13-18 Wales

This is taking longer than expected.

The scrum goes down and we'll re-set for a third time.

Wayne Barnes is being very cautious here.

France 13-18 Wales

'Too much weight' is the cry from Wayne Barnes. Not sure what he's referring to there.

France have the free-kick but we'll go back to the scrum once again.

Drama at the death.

France 13-18 Wales

It's a penalty advantage to France but they carry on towards the line.

In a mass of bodies, Wayne Barnes says no advantage and the clock is stopped on 79:23.

France need a converted try to win.

The safest option has to be the corner here....but no, France are going for the scrum.

One last effort. This will be the very last play of the game.

France 13-18 Wales

Louis Picamoles uses his raw strength to power towards the line.

Camille Lopez picks up the ball and France are just three metres short here.

They're close to breaking Wales hearts here in Paris.

France 13-18 Wales

Unlucky for Wales.

Tremendous ripping work from Dan Biggar and Rhys Webb with Sam Warburton arriving shortly after.

But Sam Warburton puts boot to ball and it's too long. The right option but the execution wasn't there and it goes dead.

We'll come all the way back for scrum inside the French half with three minutes to play.

France 13-18 Wales

France have a scrum inside the French half, and with a depleted pack, Wales somehow managed to avoid conceding the penalty. 

With good ball, France fizz it out with ferocious pace to Noa Nakaitaci on the wing and he can't hold onto the ball.

That looked slightly unnecessary.

France 13-18 Wales

And Leigh Halfpenny gets the Royal seal of approval.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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Halfpenny hits the target

France 13-18 Wales

Leigh Halfpenny has scored all of Wales' points this afternoon with six from six.

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France 13-18 Wales

And the answer is Ross Moriarty.

The man who started at number eight for Wales, and went off with what looked like a shoulder injury, comes back onto the field.

A lot of walking wounded out there.

'Wales make France pay'

France 13-18 Wales

Brian Moore

Former England hooker on BBC One

France have not helped their cause by conceding penalties.

Wales, or Leigh Halfpenny, have made them pay and will now presumably for every indiscretion.

Penalty - France 13-18 Wales

Leigh Halfpenny

The French crowd are NOT happy. But they can't complain about that one.

Ken Owens, who is on his way down, is tackled round the neck and Wales get another penalty.

And Halfpenny slots his easiest kick of the afternoon.

Meanwhile, Wales' makeshift second-row Scott Baldwin has blood pouring from his head.

Not sure who they turn to now...

France 13-15 Wales

We're heading for a tense final 10 minutes here in Paris.

Neither side have found their rhythm in attack and it's been a long old slog out there.

Two points the gap as Wales cross into the France 22 with Leigh Halfpenny on the ball.

Justin Tipuric makes half a metre with good footwork but this is slow progress from Wales...

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Gareth Evans: Pretty sure Wayne Barnes is not going to get a glowing review in tomorrow's L'Equipe  

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Liz: Halfpenny's kicking has been completely incredible