Six Nations Organisers to review North bite, French head injury

Martyn Williams jokes Sam Warburton is lying ahead of Wales’ clash with France

Never mind the courage Wales displayed in a match settled by Damien Chouly's try and Camille Lopez's conversion in the 100th minute.

The match is the second of the triple-bill on the final weekend of the Six Nations championship being played on Saturday 18 March, and will be held at the Stafe de France in Paris.

Once again Barnes penalises Wales at the scrum, and once again France choose to have yet another scrum which then collpases, and will be re-set once more.

It was a remarkable finish to a stop-start game in which both sides suffered from poor execution and a host of inopportune turnovers.

"We've just won a match against a splendid Welsh team".

"You can hear (referee) Wayne Barnes ask him (Atonio) if he's okay and he replies, "I've got a sore back, I'm okay" and then the doctor comes on and he goes off".

There was also confusion surrounding late replacements with France prop Uini Atonio being substituted by Rabah Slimani.

"It was an interesting decision that their tighthead went off", Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones told BBC. Two wins from five matches is not good enough.

"We love our game, but what we witnessed in the last 10 minutes, I haven't seen that before in the worldwide game".

France coach Guy Noves was blunt in his reaction to the suggestion of skullduggery, saying: "They told me he (Atonio) was injured and I took my responsibility". Their points total and tries scored is the lowest since 2008. But someone has come outside and the doctor has gone on to the field at a break in play.

They lost the line-out but from the resulting clearance, Lopez was on hand with a clever dink over the rushing defence, Lamerat gathering for the opening try.

The Welsh began to get their act together, with George North the spearhead for his side's comeback.

Lopez kicked a penalty to make it 10-0 after 16 minutes, as Thomas Francis was penalised in the scrum.

I know Wayne (Barnes), I've been in his changing room a couple of times to talk about that process and the evidence suggests that it's not in the integrity of our game.

The hosts struggled to retain possession in a scrappy start to the second half and Halfpenny's ideal afternoon continued as he booted a 45-metre penalty to put the visitors in front for the first time.

"The process that occurred prior to him warming up before going back on, one of their coaches went outside the technical area, had a word with their doctor and within a minute of that, he went on and took their tighthead off".

Finally, something similar to a game of rugby would resume, and Chouly would score the all-important try for the French, though that did not stop the stadium announcer giving Camille Chat the credit.

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