No stopping the Frog march

France took another step towards a Grand Slam with a 32-21 victory against Wales in Paris.

The defending champions are now two points clear at the top of the log, but may still have to beat England on 11 March in order to win the Six Nations. If they lose at Twickenham and Ireland keep on winning, the title will be decided on points difference. Ireland still have to play Scotland and Italy, who they should beat convincingly.

Wales scored early tries through Alix Popham and Tom Shanklin, but Christophe Dominici and Lionel Nallet crossed as France built a 23-14 half-time lead.

French No 10 David Skrela took his personal tally to 19 points with two second-half penalties as Stephen Jones botched two attempts.

Jamie Robinson scored Wales’s third try on 75 minutes, but a Lionel Beauxis penalty took France clear.

France – Tries: Christophe Dominici, Lionel Nallet. Conversions: David Skrela (2). Penalties: Skrela (5), Lionel Beauxis
Wales – Tries: Alix Popham, Tom Shanklin, Jason Robinson. Conversions: Stephen Jones (3)