Pembrokeshire rugby can now lay claim to another international after Sam Parry won his first Welsh cap against France last night.

Parry, 27, replaced Ryan Elias just before the hour mark and appeared to make an immeidate impact at the set piece - although Wales eventually went down to a 38-21 defeat.

The former Prendergast CP and Sir Thomas Picton pupil will now remain in the squad for Wales' outstanding Six Nations game with Scotland next Saturday, and then the Autumn Series matches with Ireland, Georgia, and England.

There was also an eighth cap for James Davies in Paris, after he came on as a second half replacement for Aaron Wainwright.

It was France scrum-half Antoine Dupont who inspired his side to victory, scoring two tries and creating another for captain Charles Ollivon, with Cyril Baille and Teddy Thomas also crossing.

Leigh Halfpenny scored a try for Wales inside the opening minute and prop Nicky Smith touched down, with Dan Biggar adding 11 points with the boot although the No 10 was off colour, missing three simple attempts at goal in the second half.

It meant a fourth successive defeat for Wales under head coach Wayne Pivac.