100 minute match Barnes
The hundred-minute match between France and Wales at the Stade de France in the 2017 Championship will be discussed for years to come.

One of the most dramatic and debated games in Guinness Men's Six Nations history, it was one of those nail-biting thrillers that epitomise the knife-edge nature of the game when played between such historic rivals.

Wales entered the final minutes of regular time leading 18-13, having fought tooth and nail to maintain their slim advantage. However, France launched a series of ferocious attacks. Under the watch of Shaun Edwards - now fulfilling the same role with Les Bleus - the Welsh defence was resolute, repelling wave after wave of French advances. The clock ticked past the 80-minute mark, but the drama was far from over.

Adding to the wacky and weird elements of the match, Wales tighthead Samson Lee was shown a yellow card with the clock already over 80 minutes, and still managed to see out the game after serving ten minutes in the sin bin.

In an extraordinary sequence that extended the match into its 100th minute, France were camped on the Welsh try-line. Controversy ensued when French prop Uini Atonio was replaced by Rabah Slimani, amidst claims of a tactical substitutions to manipulate the game. The Welsh defence, already exhausted, faced an onslaught of scrums and penalties, as the French pack relentlessly pushed forward.

Finally, in the 20th minute of added time, French number eight Damien Chouly grounded the ball for a try - at first credited by the stadium announcer to Camille Chat - levelling the score. The pressure then fell on Camille Lopez, who calmly slotted the conversion, sealing a dramatic 20-18 victory for France.

The match sparked widespread debate over the tactics employed, but it also crystallised the importance of victory to each nation.

From the other side of the world, Kiwi journalist Richard Knowler wrote: "When any rugby match, let alone a Six Nations fixture between France and Wales, controversially ends with 20 minutes of added time there is always likely to be some verbal shrapnel flying thick and fast post-match."

And that there was, with interim Wales head coach Rob Howley, France head coach Guy Noves and his captain Yoann Maestri all having plenty to say about it.

Take a look and see for yourself how the hundred-minute game played out.