Congratulations to France on winning the RBS 6 Nations Championship.
They won't win the World Cup playing that way - but this silverware might well have saved Bernard Laporte his job.
They did what they had to do last week to beat England, but have lacked adventure and ambition in terms of their playing style. They've played very much a territorial game.
Against England they relied on England's mistakes. Against Wales they relied on the relative inexperience of a number of players and a lack of clinical edge.
Wales really should have won the game. I'm disappointed for the players that we didn't win as it was a very heartening performance - Wales' best display of the competition by a considerable margin.
It was a much more varied, balanced approach. We were quite prepared to kick the ball - and kicked particularly well. The 8-9-10 axis was excellent - Stephen Jones, Mike Phillips and Alix Popham.
We varied the tactics well, but just couldn't take advantage of the edge we had in terms of territory and possession in the first half.
Phillips deservedly won the RBS 6 Nations man of the match award. France didn't know what to do with him. They generally have very small, tactical number nines - they very rarely come up against a 6ft 3in, 15st scrum-half. He gave the French back row and Dimitri Yachvili a torrid time. They couldn't cope with him.
He's a totally different scrum-half to anything else that's around at the moment, very much in the Terry Holmes mould.
Unfortunately Wales weren't fully able to capitalise on the breaks he made. He ran out of support on a couple of occasions.
It's been an RBS 6 Nations campaign largely to forget for Wales, but we've seen green shoots of recovery in this last performance.
Signs are still positive in the long term - even medium term. Any team that loses nigh on a dozen players to injury is going to suffer - and going to be made to suffer by other teams.
Even though at times the tournament hasn't reached the stellar heights in terms of skill levels and quality, in terms of the intrigue and the element of doubt about the outcomes of games, it's very much been there. We've been going into games not knowing who's going to win half of them! That's got to be of value.
Looking forward, we've got a very young, developing squad and I'm very optimistic about the future - once the coaching chaos is resolved, which needs to happen sooner rather than later.
There's a summer tour to Argentina coming up in June, which will be difficult. We need to know within the next month who the coach will be.
Preferably I'd love a Welsh coach - as long as they believe that the Welsh coach is the best man for the job.
I don't think Scott Johnson will stay as number one coach. If he does stay I think he likes being the skills coach. He's a good motivator so it would be a loss if we lost him. I hope he stays in that number two role and they bring in a strong leader at the helm.
Scotland won three matches in this year's Championship
24 March 2017, 3:33pm
Scotland secured three RBS 6 Nations victories for the first time since 2006 as they beat Ireland, Wales and Italy at BT Murrayfield. Here we take a look at what lies ahead for the Scots in the next 12 months.
Peter Malone has been Nigel Carolan's assistant since 2015
24 March 2017, 11:56am
The IRFU have announced Peter Malone as the Ireland Under-20s interim head coach for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Georgia this summer after Nigel Carolan announced he would take a position at Guinness PRO12 side Connacht.