Superb Scotland crush France’s grand slam hopes

A red card for a moment of recklessness ended France’s hopes of a Six Nations Grand Slam on Sunday, as they lost 28-17 to a clinical Scotland in a meltdown with echoes of their ill-disciplined exit from the World Cup last October.

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France outgun Italy in thrilling encounter

France followed up their impressive win over England with a mixed 35-22 win over a battling Italy on Sunday. Les Bleus looked set to run away with the game after scoring two early tries, but lost focus at crucial times, allowing Italy to creep back into the game.

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