Les Bleus had been in irresistible type as they opened the competitors by operating in seven tries throughout a 50-10 demolition in Rome.
Gifted scrum-half Antoine Dupont was the star of the present for France, taking part in the important thing position of facilitator and scoring a strive himself within the second half.
There was additionally a brace from Teddy Thomas and additional scores from Brice Dulin, Arthur Vincent, Dylan Cretin and Gael Fickou.
Italy had been utterly blown away as their seek for a primary Six Nations win since 2015 goes on, with a late strive from Luca Sperandio offering the one temporary spotlight of the afternoon from an Azzurri perspective.
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An utter demolition from Les Bleus.
Seven tries and an actual assertion win within the opening recreation of the competitors.
You’d already really feel fairly snug in saying that Italy are extraordinarily unlikely to finish that six-year winless Six Nations run this yr.
80 minutes: A pair extra errors together with a closing knock-on finish Italy’s possibilities of decreasing the deficit within the dying moments.
75 minutes: Are France going to eclipse their report rating in opposition to Italy this afternoon? They would wish to get a shift on to surpass 60 within the closing moments.
Dupont unsurprisingly named as the person of the match. A terrific efficiency from a terrific participant.
TRY! Italy 10-50 France | Teddy Thomas 74’
74 minutes: Ruthless from France.
The set-piece is strong and Anthony Jelonch picks the ball up on the base earlier than feeding Dulin, who is instantly smashed by Ioane however nonetheless manages to supply an incredible contact cross for Thomas.
The Racing 92 wing then cuts inside to carry up the French half-century.
72 minutes: Into the ultimate 10 minutes now on the Stadio Olimpico, with this match lengthy since over as a aggressive contest.
France have a five-metre scrum as they search for strive quantity seven…
TRY! Italy 10-45 France | Luca Sperandio 64′
64 minutes: Lastly one thing for Italy to cheer about.
They steal the ball on the deck and shortly hearth it out proper, the place Benetton wing Sperandio chips over the pinnacle of Louis Carbonel and collects to the touch down the Azzurri’s first strive of the afternoon.
The conversion is profitable.
TRY! Italy 3-45 France | Teddy Thomas 57′
57 minutes: France proceed to pile on the distress on this one-sided second half.
It is nice tempo from fly-half Jalibert and Dupont performs in Thomas for a straightforward strive.
No mercy from Fabien Galthie’s males and the type of defensive show that may but once more result in questions over fatigued Italy’s place within the Six Nations.
TRY! Italy 3-38 France | Antoine Dupont 53′
53 minutes: Heavy punishment now from France, who’ve 5 tries with virtually half an hour nonetheless to play in Rome.
Les Bleus work the ball left after a lineout and Thomas powers by way of after a stunning arching run.
He then performs in Dupont, who provides his personal title to the scoresheet after facilitating a few these first-half scores.
One other profitable kick extends the lead even additional.
TRY! Italy 3-31 France | Brice Dulin 49′
49 minutes: There’s the bonus point-clinching rating for France.
Full-back Dulin finds Villiere, who produces an ideal lofted kick for his colleague to chase down and rating.
Garbisi’s defensive efforts in useless. One other conversion sails by way of the posts.
46 minutes: Very good defensive work from Italy full-back Jacopo Trulla, who does very effectively certainly to get his arm beneath Thomas and slap it away earlier than the French wing can contact down the free ball for strive quantity 4.