Late drama denies Italy historic win on French soil

Paolo Garbisi’s injury-time penalty hit the post as Italy were denied a famous first Six Nations victory in France. The fly-half looked set to seal the historic win until the ball fell off the tee, which resulted in a rushed attempt due to the shot clock. Ange Capuozzo’s late try and Garbisi’s difficult conversion had drawn Italy level against the 14-man hosts.

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Scotland incensed as controversial TMO call sees France hang on to victory

Scotland were denied by an inconclusive last-gasp try review as France held on to win a tense Six Nations encounter at Murrayfield. Replays suggested the ball was grounded in a huge heap of writhing bodies, but referee Nic Berry had called no-try and the TV pictures could not concretely prove otherwise.

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Ireland flatten France in Six Nations opener

Ireland put their World Cup disappointment firmly behind them as kicked off their Grand Slam defence in style with a 38-17 win against France in Marseille. The defending Guinness Six Nations champions looked right back to their best as they pulled the French apart on home soil, with bonus-point win just Ireland’s fourth victory away to the French in 40 years.

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Owen Farrell to join Racing 92 in the summer

Racing 92 have announced the signing of England and Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell at the end of the season. The French Top 14 side said Farrell has signed a two-year deal starting on 1 July. The 32-year-old Saracens captain has spent his whole career at the StoneX Stadium having made his debut aged 17.

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France have ‘no doubts’ Antoine Dupont will return for quarters

France’s coaching staff have revealed they have no doubts that their talismanic captain Antoine Dupont will be available for selection for their Rugby World Cup Quarter-final. The scrum-half suffered a fractured cheek in their resounding win over Namibia last week sparking concerns the 26 year old would miss the remainder of the tournament.

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