By Jonathan Davies

Wales' kept alive their hopes of winning the Six Nations title with a strong 13-20 win against France in Paris.

Having lost one game each, both sides new victory would be their only hope for winning the Championship.

Two penalties from full-back Leigh Halfpenny sent Wales in at the interval 6-3 ahead, with the misfiring boot of Camille Lopez wasting opportunities for the French.

Wales gave themselves some breathing space after the hour with an impressive, expansive try. Scrum-half made a trademark sniping run before passing to Dan Lydiate who, normally seen preventing tries rather than creating them, offloaded to Dan Biggar with a superb reverse pass. The fly-half, short on pace, made way to the corner for the first try of the game.

Full-back Brice Dulin hit back seven minutes later with France's first try against Wales in four matches. The forwards kept the ball tight to the breakdown before it was spread wide for Dulin to cross over.

Halfpenny added another three points to put a converted try between the two sides and the visitors held on for their fourth consecutive win against France.

Wing George North said Wales we back in the hunt for the championship: "It's quite exciting. It's like 2013... we lost the first game [then] and we are still fighting for the championship."

"The boys were tight, we stayed together and brought home a strong performance today," he added.

"To come out here and get a win is great for our championship hopes."

Wales now need to beat Ireland, the only team able to win the Grand Slam after their impressive victory over England, in Cardiff in two weeks time to have any chance of winning the championship.