Wales Beat France To Win Six Nations Grand Slam (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 17/03/2012 16:40 Updated: 17/03/2012 17:12

Wales beat France 16-9 to clinch their third Grand Slam in eight years.

Dimitri Yachvili's penalty in the first half was cancelled out by Alex Cuthbert's try, which was converted by Lee Halfpenny to give the Welsh a 7-3 lead.

Two penalties from Halfpenny and one from Lionel Beauxis made it 13-6 to the home side after an hour, as pressure began to mount from Les Bleus.

The French showed promise in the second half in their opponents' 22, but lacked the sharpness against a resilient Welsh defence.

Yachvili however reduced the deficit to four points with seven minutes to go, but Halfpenny's third successful kick effectively clinched Wales their 11th ever Grand Slam.

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