Women's Six Nations 2019: France 52-3 Wales
|Women's Six Nations: France v Wales|
|France (23) 52|
|Tries: Thomas 3, Murie 2, Menager 2, N'Diaye, Constanty Cons: Imart 2 Pens: Imart|
|Wales (3) 3|
Caroline Thomas scored a hat-trick as defending champions France ran in nine tries to defeat Wales in their Women's Six Nations opener.
France secured a bonus point before the interval thanks to Thomas' brace and tries from Safi N'Diaye and Lea Murie.
Wales only points came courtesy of Robyn Wilkins' first-half penalty.
Romane Menager's two tries, a third for Thomas, replacement Doriane Constanty's length of the field try and Murie's second of the evening sealed the win.
Rowland Phillips' side can be proud of their efforts against a dominant French side.
They face Italy - who beat Scotland in their opening game - in Lecce on Saturday, 9 February.
Wales: Lauren Smyth (Ospreys); Jasmine Joyce (Scarlets), Hannah Jones (Scarlets), Alicia McComish (Dragons), Lisa Neumann (RGC); Robyn Wilkins (Blues), Keira Bevan (Ospreys); Caryl Thomas (Dragons), Carys Phillips (capt, Ospreys), Amy Evans (Ospreys), Siwan Lillicrap (Ospreys), Mel Clay (Ospreys), Alisha Butchers (Scarlets), Manon Johnes (Blues), Bethan Lewis (Dragons)
Replacements: Kelsey Jones (Ospreys), Cara Hope (Ospreys), Cerys Hale (Dragons), Natalia John (Ospreys), Alex Callender (Scarlets) , Ffion Lewis (Scarlets); Elinor Snowsill (Bristol Bears), Jess Kavanagh (RGC)