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The French were battered, refused to come out of their bunker and waited for the young Welshmen to crash and burn. The crash didn't come

James Lawton: Ref calls it wrong and Wales campaign is slam dunked

Split-second decision at a stroke kills one of the most inspiring stories of this or any other sporting tournament

Jones aware Wales must front up to break French resistance

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Millennium Stadium, pubs and bars will all be packed today as Principality takes centre stage

James Lawton: Silent assassin Faletau gives Wales belief they can land the killer blow

Should Wales this morning find the highest ground of their rugby history and reach the final of the World Cup, if they continue to threaten brilliantly the game's old balance of power, let no one place too many layers of mystery on a stunning achievement.

Host nation frets that reviled Cooper may shatter fragile optimism

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