Monday 19 March 2018

Six Nations 2017: France and Wales played for 100 minutes and people thought the match would never end

By Nilima Marshall

“Is this the longest game in history?”

Wales were denied a sixth successive win against France after Les Bleus scored a winning try just moments before the game ended.

The hosts snatched a dramatic Six Nations victory at the Stade de France in Paris, taking the score to 20-18.

However, those who watched the game will probably remember it most not for the nail-biting last few moments, but for the 20 minutes of  added time which took the clock past 100 minutes.

France finished strongly, camping in during chaotic dying seconds through a series of scrums, and the visitors ultimately could not hold out as Camille Chat struck for a try that Camille Lopez converted.

But all fans could think about was the precious time they had lost while glued to the TV screen:

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