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Late Taofifénua and Lucu tries seal emphatic win for France against Wales | Six Nations 2024

Late Taofifénua and Lucu tries seal emphatic win for France against Wales | Six Nations 2024

Wales are staring at that wooden spoon. Another run-out for these youngsters, another credible effort, but the challenge against a France side who can cut just as sharply as they bludgeon remorselessly was too much in the final quarter. Wales held a 24-20 lead as the hour mark approached, three tries to two ahead. But when a side come at you from as many angles as France did, and in such a variety of ways, the ordeal of holding them out will tell eventually. Three tries in the final quarter swept the hosts away, leaving them at the bottom of the table, four points adrift of Italy, who will be their visitors for the final round this weekend. Wales are trying to avoid their first wooden spoon since 2003. “It’s massive for us,” said Warren Gatland. “But we’ve got to be excited. You can’t go into your shell. We have to embrace that, work hard next week and put in a performance.” France needed a conversion at the last to move ahead of Scotland on …