France
34

Italy
17

Rugby U

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The teams:

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Lauret with a line break but he's stopped 5m short as there's no support.

Blown chance. Bastareaud with a carry, into traffic and it's a penatly to Italy under their own posts. Cleared to halfway

Lauret had an overlap to his left but went for the glory himself and botched the chance

France bossing this at the moment. Good handlng and they are hitting the line with pace and power.....until, having worked their way to the goal line, it's spilled forward and Itlay can hoof it clear

Machenaud's turn for a schoolboy error, his box kick goes out on the full giving Italy a lineout in the French half. Midway through the first half.

France could be clear in this game, but for a lack of cool heads at the crucial moments.

TNO and Ref just checking that near miss wasn't actually a try... it wasn't. Italy with some attacking possession now

Double knock on an Parisse sells Zanni a dummy

Lot of cross field stuff from Italy, finding this French defence tough to break through. Little kick through from Violi sees Bonneval have delusions of Blanco, before Fall restores calm with a touch finder.

Good breakout from France sees Grosso make good yards up the left touchline. He's pushed into touch and handbags breaks out