sport news Gatland praises Wales following comeback win over France in Six Nations opener

'We've become a side that has probably forgotten how to lose': Head coach Warren Gatland praises his side following comeback win over France in Six Nations Head coach Warren Gatland praised Wales following their comeback win  Wales secured a 24-19 victory against France despite having trailed 16-0  Alun Wyn Jones stressed importance of Wales' strong start in the second half 

By Andrew Baldock, Press Association Sport Rugby Union Correspondent, Paris

Published: 23:59 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 09:35 GMT, 2 February 2019

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Warren Gatland proudly claimed his Wales team had 'forgotten how to lose' after they staged an epic Six Nations fightback in Paris.

Wales trailed by 16 points at half-time but responded magnificently to beat France 24-19, claim a 10th successive win and equal their longest undefeated run since 1999.

Tries by scrum-half Tomos Williams and wing George North, who capitalised on opposite number Yoann Huget's defensive howler, plus two Gareth Anscombe conversions and a Dan Biggar penalty edged Wales ahead following a 15-minute purple patch.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland praised the winning mentality of his team

Wales head coach Warren Gatland praised the winning mentality of his team

And after France went back in front through a Camille Lopez penalty, North claimed his second try - a stunning 60-metre interception effort that Biggar converted - to give Wales a seventh victory from the last eight starts against France.

'France were very good in the first half,' Wales head coach Gatland said. 'We made too many errors and tried to play too much rugby.

'We were much better in the second half and created some chances.

'For me, the big difference between the two teams is that we've become a side that has probably forgotten how to lose and can dig deep like that.

Wales winger George North celebrates after he scored a try against France

Wales winger George North celebrates after he scored a try against France

'On the other hand, they are probably a team searching for some confidence, having not had a great run in the last seven or eight matches.'

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