Rugby U


The teams:


Restart is collected and put into touch and that is half time. A match the started out like it would be a classic has petered out into a whole heap of meh

France have had most of the ball and territory, but collective brain farts have thwarted them at regular intervals. They should have too much for Italy in the second half though and ought to stretch away

Thank god for half-time and a chance to re-pressurise the boiler. It was getting a bit cool in here

Time for a Lee McKenzie half time chat with Gregor Townsend out. Most enlightening.

Chris Ashton trying soooo verrryyyyy hard not to let us see the hamster turning the cogs in his "brain"

Right, having dragged Joe Worsley from the comm box to the pitch, he's now on his way back up as the 2nd half gets underway. Beauxis pinning Italy back in their 22

France lose the ball off their own throw. Italy kick them back into their own half

We're probably 10 minutes away from Parisse going into full...hang on..... Oh dear!! France have horlicksed another try,

Slick, slick hands in midfield creating a two man overlap... ended by a knock on. Shoddy

Back in the Italy 22, Bastareaud bouncing off would be tacklers