Player ratings: France v Wales

By Dylan Cleaver

The five top performers in Saturday night's Rugby World Cup semifinal clash between France and Wales at Eden Park.

5 points - Toby Faletau (Wales)
A gigantic performance from the 20-year-old, almost making up for the absence of his captain alone.

4 points - Mike Phillips (Wales)
Provided the game's only real spark of brilliance and if his try had been converted we would be watching a different final.

3 points - Jamie Roberts (Wales)
A huge injustice that it was his spill that ended the game after a big performance in midfield and the side of the scrum.

2 points - Lionel Nallet (France)
France didn't do a lot, but they did win a lot of lineout pill and he was the main reason.

1 point - Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)
Shame his kick fell short, everything else he did showed class.

- NZ Herald

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