Graham Henry was hired by Wales to get the once proud rugby side back to the best and it was on this day in rugby history in 1999 that Wales defeated France 34-33 at the Stade de France to open an 11 match winning run. The run helped give Henry the name ‘the Great Redeemer.’
The win was the first in Paris since 1975.
Neil Jenkins led the way for the Dragons with 19 points. His play was critical for the entire tournament.
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"This was the biggest rugby occasion I've been involved in," Henry said. "To see their faces after the game was just a mint."
Jean-Claude Skrela, the France coach, admitted the best side had won. "Our players did not have enough fear of the Welsh," he said. "However much our coaches said to them that Wales were our strongest opponents, I do not think our players truly believed us."
Wales finished the Six Nations campaign in third. They dropped their first two matches before rebounding and were able to play their part in denying England a Grand Slam and first place finish with their 32-31 win on the last day of the competition…thanks to a late Jenkins kick.