Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones reflected on a positive NatWest 6 Nations for his side as they topped and tailed their campaign with wins at the Principality Stadium.
France really made Wales work for their 14-13 win as the 2018 Championship drew to a close with a low-scoring second half in Cardiff.
Leigh Halfpenny’s penalties ultimately proved to be the difference between the two sides as both teams scored one try apiece, through Liam Williams and Gael Fickou.
Wales conceded a string of penalties in the second half as France fought hard to turn the game in their favour. Jones said: “I was saying (at the end) to cut out the errors and keep hold of the ball.
“We probably didn’t do that as much as we would have liked in the second half.
“We had a big message that we wanted to finish this campaign like we started it with a win and we’ve done that.
“We felt the way our games have gone we could have been playing for a lot more.
“I think competition as a whole for us has been positive for us, admittedly we would have liked to have gone one better.”
Ireland sealed the Grand Slam earlier in the day with a 24-15 win at Twickenham, and Jones was keen to focus on the future with the 2019 World Cup on the horizon.
“A lot of guys have had opportunities and this last game we’ve displayed character which we’ll need going forward,” he added.
“I would like to think so (there’s more strength in depth).
“There’s more depth in the regions as well, some guys are putting their hands up and putting pressure on this squad with a big 18 months coming up.”