France saw off Wales with a comfortable 41-28 victory over Wales in Paris on the final day of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations.

Warren Gatland's side put up a good fight against the world's second best side, according to World Rugby's rankings, scoring four tries and earning a losing bonus point as George North, Bradley Roberts, Tomos Williams and Rio Dyer all crossed.

But they were blown away by Les Bleus at times as Damian Penaud, Gael Fickou, Jonathan Danty and Uini Atonio finished off a series of blistering attacking moves as Fabien Galthie's side displayed their class and clinical edge once again.

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But despite the victory, France defence coach Shaun Edwards was left absolutely fuming at the final whistle as Dyer sneaked a late try in the dying moments of the game.

Moments after Penaud had grabbed his second try of the afternoon, the Welsh wing found time to score one of his own with the clock in the red, as he wriggled free of two French tackles before crossing in the corner.

It was a soft try for the French to concede and Edwards was suitably furious as the final whistle was sounded, with Shane Williams saying he was choosing not to go anywhere near the former Wales defence coach for "a week or so".

"It's a great try from Wales," said Williams, who was on commentary duty for ITV at Stade de France. "I'm glad for Rio Dyer, he's worked really hard today and he's got the try.

"But I can assure you, I've got Shaun Edwards sat behind me here and he is furious. He knows that France have won this game but he's a perfectionist and he will not be happy with that."

Co-commentator Ben Kay joked: "I've just been hit in the back of the head by his laptop I think". He added: "He's gone mad. It's a soft try to give away. It took some finishing against world-class opposition and world-class defenders but I don't think Shaun Edwards thought that was very world-class."

Williams laughed: "I was going to congratulate Shaun on the way out now but I might not go anywhere near him for the next week or so."


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