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Live Reporting

By Dafydd Pritchard

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks and goodbye

    FT Wales 23-27 France

    Well, what a match! That certainly lived up to expectations.

    Wales clearly felt that game was one that got away, ruing their missed opportunities and some refereeing decisions which didn't go their way.

    Their hopes of defending their Six Nations titles are effectively over.

    But what about France? The renaissance continues.

    Les Bleus have three wins from their first three matches, and they still have hope of winning a first Grand Slam since 2010.

    Thanks for joining us for our coverage of the match. You can read the report here, and keep your eyes on the BBC Sport website for all the reaction.

    Until next time, thanks and goodbye.

    Charles Ollivon of France celebrates their win
  2. Pivac unhappy with refereeing decisions

    FT Wales 23-27 France

    Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has just been speaking at his post-match media conference.

    He felt his side had enough opportunities to win the match, and he was unhappy about the decision not to sin-bin France lock Paul Willemse for an apparently deliberate knock-on in the second half.

    "I think the officials may have got that wrong," Pivac said.

    "The other frustrating one was when the French tight-head [Demba Bamba] came on and went straight across in the scrum and got rewarded for that."

  3. 'It could make this France team'

    FT: Wales 23-27 France

    Martin Johnson

    Former England captain and coach on BBC One

    France have been here and won a tough game. It is huge, it could really make this team.

    They will be in that changing room now going 'wow, we all did it, everyone did their job'.

  4. 'We can be a real threat'

    FT: Wales 23-27 France

    France defence coach Shaun Edwards: "It was a bit different yesterday when we came for the captain's run, I took one step the wrong way, nearly ended up in the wrong dressing room!

    "It could have gone either way and fortunately we came out on the right end of the scoreboard. If we can improve our possession count we can be a real threat for winning the trophy."

    On facing Scotland next: "The toughest game for Wales last year was Scotland away so we are expecting a real tough battle.

    "It is having pride in the line, thankfully these French guys do. They looked pretty fit in the World Cup, there was a lot of progress made and it's been continued."

    Shaun Edwards
  5. 'France are in a good place'

    FT: Wales 23-27 France

    Paul O'Connell

    Former Ireland captain on BBC One

    France have real cool decision-makers. At the end of the game I was worried for them when the young props came on. They are playing in the right areas of the field, they make you chase the game. They've had a little bit of luck and it's built a bit of momentum.

    Momentum in the Six Nations is an important thing, especially when you're chasing a Grand Slam. They look to be in a good place with some super players.

  6. Post update

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    Video caption: Wales reduce France's lead with a second try of the match
  7. Post update

    Thomas Castaignede

    Former France international on BBC One

    When you have this confidence, and you know you can cope with the quality of the Welsh attacks at the end of the game, it was because of what we had done at the end of the first half.

  8. Post update

    Michael Cheika

    Former Australia head coach on BBC One

    France should be very pleased with their preparation - the players are responding, they have brought a in a new realm of players, they have liberated them and off they go.

  9. 'France just deserved it'

    FT: Wales 23-27 France

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales international on BBC One

    Disappointing. It was a hell of a Test match, France just deserved it but Wales attacked very well and lacked composure at the end. The two talking points, one was the intercept and then I think it's definitely a yellow card and penalty try for the slap down.

    A great Test match, you have to give credit to France because in previous encounters with Wales they have blown it, but saw it out today.

  10. 'Big moments must go our way'

    FT: Wales 23-27 France

    Wales coach Wayne Pivac: "It's disappointing the result didn't go our way. After half-time everything went to plan in terms of the momentum shift. We got back into the game and the intercept killed that momentum.

    "A couple of key moments... the intercept, but the slap down in the tackle close to the line. I thought it was at least a penalty. The scrum penalty, you have got to scrum straight, on that occasion the tight-head didn't and got away with it.

    "We have to make sure the big moments in the game go our way."

  11. Post update

    Thomas Castaignede

    Former France international on BBC One

    When you win against England and come and win in Wales... the Six Nations means a lot, this French team is growing up and they are building something special.

  12. Post update

    FT: Wales 23-27 France

    Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones: "The scoreboard says that, it felt a bit different out there, couple of telling opportunities we didn't convert.

    "You make your own luck sometimes and we fell short on the scoreboard. It was telling, the 80 minutes, we gave them two penalties and they scored, two errors on our part."

    On potential penalty try: "Was a case for a couple, one at the scrum, one for the tackle - you try and aid the referee, unfortunately couldn't do that today."

  13. Post update

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    Video caption: Ntamack pounces on Wales mistake to give France a third try
  14. Post update

    Thomas Castaignede

    Former France international on BBC One

    We made some mistakes but we looked more dangerous. Even under pressure we never gave up.

  15. Post update

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    Video caption: Lewis scores Wales's first try of the match to reduce the deficit
  16. Post update

    Martin Johnson

    Former England captain and coach on BBC One

    France came out for the second half and I thought they would tire and Wales would win - they handled it, that interception was huge. Nine and 10 showed huge maturity.

  17. France have Grand Slam in their sights

    FT Wales 23-27 France

    There's a bit of a scrap involving both sets of players after the final whistle. It eventually amounts to nothing more than a bit of pushing and shoving.

    What a game, though.

    Wales threatened to mount another fightback against France, but they left themselves too much to do.

    Welsh hopes of defending their Six Nations title are all but over.

    For France, however, a first win in Cardiff since 2010 means they are well on course for a Grand Slam.

  18. Full-time

    Wales 23-27 France

    Game over.

    Nick Tompkins breaks clear for Wales but he is tackled and then jackled.

    Referee Matthew Carley awards France the penalty for holding on, France kick the ball out and victory is theirs.