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Wales blow 10-point lead to miss out on Grand Slam | REACTION

France kept their title hopes alive with a last second victory over Wales, denying Wayne Pivac hi...

France kept their title hopes alive with a last second victory over Wales, denying Wayne Pivac his first Grand Slam in the process.

Despite leading by 10 points heading into the final couple of minutes of the match, Wales were unable to secure their 13th Grand Slam, after Brice Dulin and Charles Ollivon both crossed over the line in the final five minutes.

Vakatawa celebrates France vs Wales France's Virimi Vakatawa (centre) celebrates as Wales' Alun Wyn Jones (left) sits dejected after the Guinness Six Nations match at Stade de France, Paris. Picture date: Saturday March 20, 2021.

With just over 20 minutes to go, some Welsh fans were happy with how their team looked heading into the final moments of the match, while some not so Welsh fans were feeling the nerves.

The match started to break down in the final quarter, with both sides showing a number of disciplinary issues. Despite the use of the TMO constantly slowing the game down, many fans were just happy to see the right calls being made; most of the time.

Ultimately, with 13 men on the park against 14, Wales were unable to fend off the mighty French flair, and conceded two tries in the final three minutes of the match, to blow their two-score lead.

However, some neutral fans believe that Wales did not deserve to win based off of their negative play towards the end of the match which resulted in their two yellow cards.

With their Grand Slam dreams over, Wales are still in with a shout at winning the championship if France cannot beat Scotland by enough points in their postponed game next weekend.

However, with their title hopes now completely out of Welsh hands, many were quick to point out that OTB Sports' own Ger Gilroy had predicted this downfall weeks ago.

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