Italy v France

Date:

Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)

Attendance: 51,770

Italy v France Match Reports

France scored four tries as they beat Italy 40-18 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Italy started strongly with captain Sergio Parisse scoring a try in the 3rd minute, and Carlo Canna adding two first-half penalties. However, Gael Fickou scored a try in the 21st minute, and three Camille Lopez penalties meant that France were leading 16-11 at half-time. Lopez added a further penalty kick shortly after the break, before Virimi Vakatawa scored a try to extend the French lead. As in previous matches, Italy faded as the second half wore on and France took advantage. Louis Picamoles and Brice Dulin both scored in the final quarter to give France a bonus point victory. Angelo Esposito also scored a late consolation try for Italy. A selection of match reports is listed below:

Italy v France - Match Highlights

Italy v France - Match Stats

Italy: (11) 18
Try: Parisse (3'), Esposito (81')
Conversion: Canna (81')
Penalty: Canna (17', 28')

France: (16) 40
Try: Fickou (21'), Vakatawa (48'), Picamoles (67'), Dulin (77')
Conversion: Lopez (22', 49', 68', 78')
Penalty: Lopez (9', 19', 34', 44')

Man of The Match: Baptiste Serin (France)

Italy v France - Team Line-ups

Italy Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Andrea Lovotti
  • 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini
  • 3 Lorenzo Cittadini
  • 4 Marco Fuser
  • 5 Andries Van Schalkwyk
  • 6 Abraham Steyn
  • 7 Simone Favaro
  • 8 Sergio Parisse (CAPTAIN)

Backs

  • 9 Edoardo Gori
  • 10 Carlo Canna
  • 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
  • 12 Luke Mclean
  • 13 Michele Campagnaro
  • 14 Angelo Esposito
  • 15 Edoardo Padovani

Replacements

  • 16 Tommaso D'apice
  • 17 Sami Panico
  • 18 Dario Chistolini
  • 19 George Biagi
  • 20 Maxime Mata Mbanda'
  • 21 Giorgio Bronzini
  • 22 Tommaso Benvenuti
  • 23 Luca Sperandio

France Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Cyril Baille
  • 2 Guilhem Guirado (CAPTAIN)
  • 3 Rabah Slimani
  • 4 Julien Le Devedec
  • 5 Yoann Maestri
  • 6 Fabien Sanconnie
  • 7 Kevin Gourdon
  • 8 Louis Picamoles

Backs

  • 9 Baptiste Serin
  • 10 Camille Lopez
  • 11 Virimi Vakatawa
  • 12 Gael Fickou
  • 13 Remi Lamerat
  • 14 Noa Nakaitaci
  • 15 Brice Dulin

Replacements

  • 16 Christopher Tolofua
  • 17 Uini Atonio
  • 18 Eddy Ben Arous
  • 19 Paul Jedrasiak
  • 20 Bernard Le Roux
  • 21 Antoine Dupont
  • 22 Francois Trinh Duc
  • 23 Yoann Huget
 
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