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'We have to experience difficult and happy moments the same'

REACTION: France coach Fabien Galthie said his team is determined to end a disappointing Six Nations tournament with a flurry.


Thomas Ramos kicked 20 points to extend France’s Six Nations win streak over winless Wales to five with a gripping bonus-point 45-24 victory in Cardiff on Sunday.

Five tries from Gael Fickou, man-of-the-match Nolann Le Garrec, George-Henri Colombe, Romain Taofifenua and Maxime Lucu ensured the French a second victory in the tournament and third place in the table.

The result consigned Wales, who scored three tries through Rio Dyer, Tomos Williams and Joe Roberts, to a 13th loss in their last 15 Six Nations matches.

It also sets up Wales for a wooden spoon decider against Italy next week, with the Welsh staring at five defeats in the Six Nations for first time since 2003.

“It’s special in this stadium,” Galthie said.

“We did not give up many easy points.


“We have to experience difficult and happy moments the same.

“We showed resilience.

“Today [Sunday] was about getting really engaged and not letting go.

“So I say ‘bravo’ to the players.


“They did the job.

“Now we focus on England and getting the runners-up spot hopefully.”

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France skipper Gregory Alldritt said they wanted to make their fans proud again.

“We had a great performance,” Alldritt said.

“We were frustrated after the Italy game and wanted to make our fans proud again.

“We are really happy and playing in this incredible stadium is always a pleasure.

“We have a massive pack and we wanted to be tough on the collision. We have been good in this part of the game.

“We have some really good young players and Nolann and Max scored tries today [Sunday], so I am happy for both of them.”

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