Wales were beaten 50-0 by France in their third game of the 2020 Women’s Six Nations.
Chris Horsman’s side had their moments, but it was Les Bleus who wew fully deserved winners at Cardiff Arms Park as they racked up a half century of points.
There were eight French tries in total with Cyrielle Banet and Laure Sansus both scoring twice.
Safi N’Diaye, Marine Menager, Julie Annery and Camile Boudaud added further efforts for Les Bleus as they kept Wales scoreless in the capital.
France fly-half Jessy Tremouliere kicked five conversions as player of the match Pauline Bourdon ran the show from fly-half.
Wales fell behind to an early French try as wing Banet raced clear to score in the corner and the conversion attempt from out wide was unsuccessful.
After that the home side responded well.
Wales had plenty of possession and territory as they camped themselves in the French half with flanker Alisha Butchers impressing with one huge tackle.
Butchers was putting herself about physically, but she also showed deftness of hand with one nice pass out of the tackle.
Wales’ problem was they could not convert their field position into points as captain Siwan Lillicrap brushed off a knock.
France finally got some possession after long periods of Wales dominance and they showed the home side how to be clinical.
The away set-piece had been very good all day and from a scrum close to the Welsh line, French scrum-half Sansus was the one to pick up and dart over.
The conversion from Tremouliere was good.
It was a cross-kick to the corner which led to France’s third try.
Banet grabned her second after the excellent Bourdon had booted the ball to her in space. Tremouliere’s conversion attempt was successful as Wales turned around 19-0 down.
Wales had also lost back Kerin Lake in the first half as she departed for a head injury assessment to be replaced by Lauren Smyth.
Unfortunately for Wales, France only moved further clear in the second half.
Lock N’Diaye crashed over from close range and Tremouliere converted.
Sansus then grabbed her second of the afternoon as she picked up from a pack surge and went down the blindside to score with ease.
The conversion went wide, but the French scoring continued.
Menager raced clear down the left wing to score and Tremouliere converted from wide out.
Flanker Annery and replacement back Boudaud completed the scoring late on.