'The better team lost' says Warren Gatland after Wales squeeze past France 20-19

by News Update

Wales are through to the semi-finals of the World Cup after a 20-19 win over 14-man France. The turning point in the match came when Sebastian Vahaamahina was sent off for an elbow in the second half, helping Wales to score 10 unanswered points. Speaking after the quarter-final, Wales head coach Warren Gatland admitted that ‘I think the better team lost today, but that red card was obviously significant’. Wales will face South Africa in the semi-final next Sunday.
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10 comments

Leigh Simmons October 20, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Wales were poor but how many times have wales been the better team and lost. We never get a result like this.

vincent arnaud October 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

thanks the referee

fart cloud October 20, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Wales are currently grand slam 6 nations champion's, they started off slow, I think Wales are the best team

Stuart Lilley October 20, 2019 - 7:20 PM

When you have a player who resorts to assaulting another (Aaron Wainwright…elbow), I would say the better team won !!

Tony Montana October 20, 2019 - 8:22 PM

English media can't wait to dis the welsh

Jack Davies October 20, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Payback for 2011 when they went through on luck

ericmarseille2 October 20, 2019 - 8:53 PM

I want to say this to Welsh people: because of a red card in RWC 2011, you lost for 1 point against us, and never lost an opportunity to cry us a river on how this was so unfair and all…Today, because of a red card, we lost for 1 point in RWC 2019 against you, and NO ONE COMPLAINS ABOUT THAT HERE, I included.
Census: you Anglo-Saxons of all colors are the sorest losers, WE here in France are the true depositaries of fair play. Like it or not.

Bigbradwolf October 21, 2019 - 1:11 AM

Go Wales. At the end of the day the better team won. You win by winning
matches.

is it ? was it ? October 21, 2019 - 6:06 PM

France now know how Wales felt 2011 WC …

Guardian Sport October 21, 2019 - 9:01 PM

Wales come from behind to beat 14-man France in World Cup quarter-final ► https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/oct/20/wales-france-rugby-world-cup-2019-quarter-final