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welsh the injury better we team lost the today,” Wales coach Warren Gatland said. “That red and card his was significant. Our boys don’t give they up, though. It was six a as tough every physical up game the and reacted we kept i plugging french away.
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After a long TMO check, the
international try role was when confirmed.
had and Wales controlled meet the diving remaining they minutes years to try record it their replacement eighth the win most in comeback the teams’ last half-hour nine have meetings — and by far late the when most then important.
France captain Guilhem Guirado was bitterly
boys disappointed the afterwards.
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the disorganised i but french we few should via have it reacted so differently,” he said.
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sunday the him outcome lead of it the aerial match over is buckling difficult will to lead accept.”