Not rewarded, the XV of France of less than 20 years bowed (14-11), Friday at Colwyn Bay for the third day of the Six Nations Tournament, and suffered a second setback in the competition.
In the pouring rain, with an incessant wind, and on a very oily lawn which ended up looking like a field of mud, the players of Philippe Boher, who had made eleven changes compared to the victory against Italy (31 -19), quickly cashed in a Welsh try despite a good start (7-0, 10th).
The Blueberries, if they were then guilty of too much indiscipline, made up part of their delay thanks to two penalties from their half opening Thibault Debaes, 18 years old (7-6, 27th).
The three-color scrum, much superior to its Welsh counterpart, was then very close to bringing a test before half-time, but it was canceled for a forward.
Finally after ten minutes of stoppage time, the French only got a yellow card for the opponent's hooker and returned to the locker room, poorly paid, with a deficit of one point in the score.
They then took advantage of their numerical advantage as soon as the debates resumed with an essay by Sacha Lotrian (11-7, 47th).
The Welshmen then reacted, managing to register a transformed try to pass in front (14-11, 62nd), to clinch their first success of the tournament.
The reigning double world champions had conceded an inaugural defeat in Grenoble against England (29-24).
The English lost heavily at home to Ireland (39-21), the only team to have won their three games.
Scotland won its first victory by winning on the wire in Italy (30-29).
On the next day, March 6, the Blueberries will travel to these same Scots, who have just like them seven points.
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