Dan Biggar reaction
“It’s very disappointing. I thought we were the better team for large periods of the game and one or two big moments is what Test matches hinge on,” the Wales captain told BBC Sport.
“We didn’t quite nail those moments and we paid the price.
“I’m so proud of the way the lads stuck to it against probably the form team in world rugby at the minute. That’s a bit more like us in the terms of attitude, we didn’t show that in the first half against England and Ireland, but ultimately we didn’t come on the right side of it.”
Wales 9-13 France
The Grand Slam is still on!
81 mins: Another French turnover and they quickly boot the ball into touch with the clock in the red!
They’ve hung on to win!
What a dogged victory for Les Bleus. Only England in Paris next weekend now stand between them and a Six Nations Grand Slam!
80 mins: The clock is stopped before one final scrum.
Here come Wales again…
79 mins: Wales not giving up here, still trying to pour forward but they are stopped by another knock-on.
The clock is almost in the red…
77 mins: A wretched kick from Jaminet, who gets it all wrong.
But France have at least eaten up more time here.
Still a four-point lead with just under three minutes to go!
Incredible tension in Cardiff.
75 mins: This determined French defence just will not be breached!
Rowlands bulldozes forward but there’s then another turnover after fine work from Danty and replacement hooker Mauvaka.
Jaminet is going to go for the posts from just inside halfway…
73 mins: Wales go left and try to thunder through off the back of the scrum!
The pressure continues to build, but there’s a vital interception from Ntamack and France swiftly earn a penalty, passionately celebrated by Lucu.
Another big moment in the game and France’s Grand Slam pursuit.
Time running out for Wales, who just can’t provide the finishing touch tonight.
71 mins: France are offside from a kick and Wales attack, with Rees-Zammit eventually kicking straight out down the left wing.
Play comes back and Wales go for a scrum.
Dupont makes way for Maxime Lucu… a big call from Galthie with only eight minutes to go.
The likes of Gareth Anscombe also on for Wales now.