Tries from Jamie Osborne and captain Alex Kendellen had helped Richie Murphy‘s side exchange blows with France throughout a fascinating first half at Cardiff Arms Park, but Les Bleus flexed their considerable muscle in the second period to run out 34-28 winners despite a late Ireland salvo.
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Overall, it was a hugely positive Championship for Murphy’s side, who finish with three wins over Scotland, Wales and Italy.