CARDIFF (Reuters) - Wales coach Wayne Pivac admitted to some frustration but says there is no panic and insists his team is heading in the right direction despite a second successive Six Nations loss on Saturday.
"We are certainly not going to panic," he told reporters. "We created a lot today and had a number of opportunities.
"I felt we had a pretty good scrum. They (France) came with pretty good line speed but we felt good going into the final quarter. The game was pretty much how we expected it."
Pivac and captain Alun Wyn Jones were left bemused by some of the decisions from match officials, and were particularly perplexed by what seemed a deliberate knockdown from France lock Paul Willemse 15 minutes from fulltime.
"The slapdown... the officials may have got that one wrong," Pivac said.
"The other frustrating one was when the French tight-head (Demba Bamba) came on and went straight across in the scrum and got rewarded for that.
"We have to make sure the big moments in the game go our way. Having said that, we scrambled very well and showed a lot of character to come back at the end with players playing out of position."
"The interception was frustrating and a big moment. I thought Nick Tompkins had a very good game and bounced back well from Dublin," Pivac added.
"We don't like losing at home, the boys had built up a proud record. But we're still confident we're heading in the right direction."
(Reporting By Nick Said; Editing by Christian Radnedge)