Cheat talk hits France in buildup to Cardiff clash

Sports | 21 Feb 2020

Grand Slam-chasing France will go in search of their first Six Nations rugby win in Cardiff for a decade with Welsh accusations they are cheats ringing in their ears this weekend.

Wales prop Wyn Jones has upped the ante ahead of tomorrow's match by accusing France of illegal tactics at the scrum.

"They'll be a big pack, but probably ill-disciplined with that, especially at scrum time," said Jones. "We know they will hit and chase and cheat."

France, bidding for a first Grand Slam in 10 years, have lost their last three matches against Wales. They were on course to beat Wales in a World Cup quarter-final last year until Sebastien Vahaamahina's red card proved pivotal in a 20-19 loss.

Both countries have new coaches, with Fabien Galthie in charge of France and Wayne Pivac the Wales boss.

Ireland, like France, remain on course for a Grand Slam after downing Scotland and Wales in Dublin. They now travel to face England at Twickenham on Sunday.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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