Here’s What France Need To Do This Weekend To Win The Six Nations Ahead Of Wales
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Thanks for their last-gasp win over Wales on Saturday evening Fabien Galthie’s France are in a position to win their first Six Nations title in a decade providing they get the right result against Scotland on Friday.
Les Blues take on Gregor Townsend’s Scotland in their rescheduled Round 3 fixture to was postponed initially due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the France camp and can lift the trophy ahead of Wales thanks to their stunning win.
Wales led France by 30 points to 27 with the clock in red on Saturday and were on course for a Grand Slam but an 82nd minute try from fullback Brice Dulin ensure a famous win with Wayne Pivac’s side now facing a nervous wait to see if they can at least claim the championship.
It’s safe to say you’re gonna wanna watch Friday’s game, no matter what country you’re from.
How can France win the title?
- Beat Scotland by at least 21 points and score at least four tries. France would finish level with Wales on 20 points but would be ranked above them due to a better points difference.
- Beat Scotland by exactly 20 points and score at least six tries. France would finish level with Wales on 20 points and have the same points difference of 61 but would be ranked above them having scored more tries (Wales have scored 20 tries, France 15 so far).
The title will be shared for the first time in Six Nations history if:
- France beat Scotland by exactly 20 points and score exactly five tries. This would put them level with Wales on 20 match points, a points difference of 61 and 20 tries scored.