Brice Dulin’s last-gasp try for France denies Wales grand slam

Brice Dulin’s last-gasp try for France denies Wales grand slam

The Guardian

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  • France 32-30 Wales
  • Six Nations to go full distance after thriller

Strictly speaking a final line cannot yet be drawn beneath the 2021 Six Nations championship. There is still one last Parisian tango to come next Friday but this eventful drama will be impossible to beat. Never can a grand slam have been so cruelly snatched away so late as it was at the Stade de France, with Brice Dulin’s 82nd minute try denying Wales a fifth grand slam in 16 years.

With the clock in the red it had seemed that Wales might be able to cling on but the coffin lid was destined to creak open one last time. The French full-back, previously denied a try that had seemed to have determined the outcome, found himself alone out wide and took the final pass from replacement Arthur Vincent to break every Welsh heart from Caernavon to Cardiff.

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