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Six Nations: Wales v England and all the latest news

Follow all the action from the final round of fixtures in the 2013 Six Nations, including the title showdown at the Millenium Stadium

  • Wales 30 England 3 - Wales win the 2013 Six Nations -
    Wales retain their Six Nations crown as they blow England away in Cardiff.
    Alex Cuthbert double gives Wales dominant win.
    England miss out on first Grand Slam since 2003.
    Full Time: France 23 Scotland 16
    Full Time: Italy 22 Ireland 15
    3/16/2013 2:17:52 PM
  • As it stands, France have to score 22 unanswered points if they want to get off the bottom of the table. It's looking unlikely, as the Scots look determined not to let the French break their defence.
    3/16/2013 9:00:18 PM
  • The teams are back out, and it's time for the final half of RBS Six Nations this year. Maxime Machenaud has come on for Morgan Parra.
    3/16/2013 9:02:23 PM
  • 41 mins: Nigel Owens signals the start of the second half.
    3/16/2013 9:02:52 PM
  • 42 mins: France attack with more pace and aggression, but again they get caught in a ruck and Scotland have the penalty.
    3/16/2013 9:03:30 PM
  • 43 mins: France go through the hands and gain about 30m, but they kick the ball away and Hogg is able to clear. Fofana takes the quick line-out and France come again, while a fight off the ball between Michalak and Hogg has stopped play.
    3/16/2013 9:05:18 PM
  • 44 mins: Nigel Owens isn't too concerned and he gives the two a stark talking to. France get the scrum as no foul play was spotted, but on the replay Michalak is seen to blindside Hogg off the ball.
    3/16/2013 9:07:03 PM
  • 45 mins: France win the hit again and force a penalty that is in kicking range for hothead Michalak. He strikes it through the posts and France finally have some points. France 3 Scotland 6.
    3/16/2013 9:08:39 PM
  • 46 mins: Beattie drops another high ball and it's his second error, giving France another scrum to try and win a penalty.
    3/16/2013 9:10:00 PM
  • 48 mins: France instead go quickly from the scrum and Clerc kicks ahead. France isolate Weir and win the turnover. They attack going from wing-to-wing, but they can't find a way through yet. A chip over comes to nothing and Owens bring them back for a penalty where Scotland were offside.
    3/16/2013 9:12:11 PM
  • 50 mins: Michalak kicks for goal, and the scores are tied. 6-6.
    3/16/2013 9:13:11 PM
  • 51 mins: Michalak receives the ball in his own half and he kicks towards the touchline, forcing Hogg to kick the ball into touch. France look rejuvenated since the break, and they look to be taking control of the game.
    3/16/2013 9:14:56 PM
  • 52 mins: The ball goes back to Michalak in the pocket, but he dummies the drop-goal and runs straight into a wall of Scottish defenders. But Scotland concede another penalty under sustained pressure and Michalak will have another shot at goal.
    3/16/2013 9:16:27 PM
  • 54 mins: And that's another three points from the boot of Michalak. France 9 Scotland 6.
    3/16/2013 9:17:16 PM
  • 55 mins: Alastair Kellock replaces Grant Gilchrist in the second-row, while Benjamin Kayser has been replaced by Vincent Debacy.
    3/16/2013 9:18:06 PM
  • 56 mins: France get into the 22 with some good work though the backs, but they get turnover yet again and the danger is cleared. Jim Hamilton has picked up a knock but he appears fine to continue.
    3/16/2013 9:20:08 PM
  • France are starting to perform now. I fear the Wooden Spoon for Ireland. #SixNations
  • 58 mins: Les Blues are caught offside after Michalak is caught in possession, and it should be an easy kick for Laidlaw to convert.
    3/16/2013 9:21:50 PM
  • 59 mins: And Laidlaw obliges. All square once more, 9-9.
    3/16/2013 9:22:14 PM
  • 61 mins: Weir finds a good touch kick that takes play into the French half, but hands possession to France again and they're back on the front-foot.
    3/16/2013 9:26:08 PM
  • 63 mins: Unlikely candidates Debaty and Guirado combine to break down the left, but the ball is spilt and Scotland clear. France come again, and Debaty see's off Laidlaw and Murray before running 20m. With a two-on-one against Hogg, the prop tried to go over Hogg and ignored the free Clerc outside him, and Scotland win the penalty. A wasted chance and the French aren't happy.
    3/16/2013 9:29:33 PM
  • 65 mins: A whole host of changes see's Dusautoir leave the field for Yannick Nyanga, while Scotland change both props with Ryan Grant and Euan Murray making way for Moray Low and Geoff Cross.
    3/16/2013 9:30:54 PM
  • 66 mins: TRY FOR FRANCE!
    3/16/2013 9:31:19 PM
  • 66 mins: Clerc breaks down the right, and once he is tackled the ball comes back for Bastareaud, who commits two tacklers before off-loading to Nyanga and then Fofana. With a man to beat, Fofana backs himself and brushes off the Scottish defence to go in under the posts. Michalak adds the two and France lead 16-9.
    3/16/2013 9:33:23 PM
  • 68 mins: Dusautoir returns to the field, replacing Classens, while Luc Ducalcon and Ruaridh Jackson also come off the bench.
    3/16/2013 9:34:28 PM
    3/16/2013 9:35:36 PM
  • 70 mins: Bastareaud charges up field and is brought down by Lamont, but the ball is recycled and Machenaud breaks the line before offloading to Maxime Medard who touches down under the post. Michalak is down injured and looks in considerable pain, as Francois Trinh-Duc comes on for him. Machanaud lands the conversion, while Michalak is still down on the pitch.
    3/16/2013 9:37:34 PM
  • 71 mins: After a challenging campaign, Michalak leaves the field to cheers of "Michalak, Michelak" after coming to life in the second half. France need two more points to avoid the wooden spoon, and they have under 10 minutes to do it. Can they score again?
    3/16/2013 9:39:12 PM
  • 73 mins: Scotland have a great chance to score, and Max Evans is just caught by Medard. With the French defence scrambling the ball is recycled and then knocked-on by Jackson and the chance goes begging.
    3/16/2013 9:41:14 PM
  • 75 mins: 18-year-old Gael Fickou comes on for Bastareaud, and he's straight into the game as he charges up the middle of the Scottish defence. Scotland looking shell-shocked by those two rapid-fire tries.
    3/16/2013 9:43:10 PM
  • 76 mins: TRY FOR SCOTLAND!
    3/16/2013 9:43:59 PM
  • 76 mins: Matt Scott finds a whole that may have been made by Lamont taking out Fickou, but he takes advantage and breaks out of his 22, offloads to Visser and he has an easy run in for the break-away try. The conversion is taken quickly and Scotland are back in this. France 23 Scotland 16.
    3/16/2013 9:45:36 PM
  • 78 mins: France have a line-out close to the Scottish line, but they knock on and it seems they're destined for the wooden spoon. An accolade they probably deserve, given their lacklustre performances this season.
    3/16/2013 9:47:03 PM
  • 79 mins: Wesley Fofana gets the man of the match award, but Lawrence Dallaglio feels that his centre partner Mathieu Bastareaud deserved the award more.
    3/16/2013 9:48:27 PM
  • Full Time France have their win - finally - but they will still finish bottom of the Six Nations table despite their 23-16 victory tonight. The game had a dead rubber feel about it, especially after the spectacle in Cardiff a few hours ago, but both teams gave it their all and France will be happy that they finally got a W on the board.
    3/16/2013 9:51:22 PM
  • Well that's all from me today. It's been a close-fought championship that Wales have knicked on the final day, while Ireland's injury troubles continued and France finally get a win though it's not enough to get off the foot of the table. There has been clear progress from both Italy and Scotland, and even England despite their dismal performance today. Wales will have wanted to have started better, but the way they bounced back has taking them to a consecutive Six Nations championship. Congratulations to Wales, and thanks for following today. Be sure to check the Independent Sport section for all the reaction to a fascinating day's rugby.
    3/16/2013 9:56:25 PM
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