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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France make light work of Wales to keep title hopes alive

Wales’ poor Guinness Six Nations campaign ended in predictable fashion as France inflicted a defeat on Warren Gatland’s team. Les Bleus ensured the title race with leaders and favourites Ireland ran its distance, as Wales provided some bright moments but were ultimately overpowered, with Ireland left needing victory over England to be crowned champions.

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Fantastic France inflict record defeat on limp England

Rampant France ran in seven tries to overwhelm a ragged England 53-10, their biggest ever win over the English and first in the Six Nations at Twickenham for 18 years. The French also stayed in contention to win this year’s title ahead of their final game against Wales, climbing to second in the standings behind Ireland.

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