PARIS: Warren Gatland hailed his Wales team as one that has “forgotten to lose” as they turned around an unprecedented 16-point deficit to bag a thrilling 24-19 victory over France in the Six Nations opener last on Friday night.
The victory was Wales’ 10th in the row, a series that equals their winning streak back in 1999 under ex-All Blacks coach Graham Henry.
“It was strange,” Gatland said of the rain-hit match which saw France race out to a 16-0 half-time lead before Wales came back in the second period.
“In fairness to France I thought they were very good in the first half, we made too many errors, turned the ball over and probably in the weather conditions tried to play to much rugby.
“We were much better in the second half, we created some chances and converted them.”
After Tomos Williams crossed for a try early in the second-half, France, for whom half-backs Morgan Parra and Camille Lopez botched 13 points with the kicking tee, gifted George North two tries.
Yoann Huget made a hash of covering a Hadleigh Parkes grubber, the ball popping up for North to just dot down in the simplest of five-pointers.