Wales Under-20 ended their Six Nations campaign with a narrow loss away to France Under-20 in Albi on Friday.
Wing Marvin O'Connor's try and 11 points from Jean-Marc Doussain's boot gave France a 16-6 half-time lead.
Scrum-half Yann Lesgourgues sniped down the blindside from a scrum to score France's second try after the restart.
Wales fly-half Matthew Morgan kicked 14 points, including converting wing Harry Robinson's late try, but the visitors were unable to score again to tie.
France Under-20: Jean Buttin (Clermont Auvergne); Marvin O'Connor (Grenoble), Jean-Pascal Barraque (Biarritz), Pierre Bérard (Montpellier), Geoffrey Palis (Albi); Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse, capt), Yann Lesgourgues (Biarritz); Gillian Galan (Toulouse), Julien Come (Racing Métro 92), Pierre Julien (Agen), Sébastien Vahaamahina (Brive), Pierre Gayraud (Perpignan), Delmas, Romain Colliat (Castres), Sébastien Taofifenua (Perpignan). Replacements: Clément Bourgeois (Section Paloise), Florian Fresia (Toulon), Mathias Marie (Biarritz), Kelian Galletier(Montpellier), Sébastien Bezy (Toulouse), Jules Plisson (Stade Français), Alexandre Mourot (Clermont Auvergne).
Wales Under-20: Steve Shingler (Scarlets/Llanelli); Liam Williams (Llanelli), Owen Williams (Blues/Cardiff), Rheon James (Carmarthen Quins), Harry Robinson (Blues); Matthew Morgan (Ospreys/Swansea), Jonathan Evans (Dragons/Newport); Rhodri Jones (Scarlets/Llanelli), Kirby Myhill (Scarlets/Llanelli), Will Taylor (Ospreys/Swansea), Macauley Cook (capt, Blues/Cardiff), Cory Hill (Blues/Pontypridd), Edward Siggery (Pontypridd), Thomas Young (Blues/Cardiff), Ben Thomas (Ospreys/Bridgend). Replacements: Sam Parry (Llandovery), Will Griff John (Blues/Pontypridd), Lloyd Peers (Ospreys/Bridgend), Owen Sheppeard (Blues/Pontypridd), Lewis Jones (Pontypridd), Joseff Griffin (Blues/Cardiff). Adam Warren (Llandovery).
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