Saturday, February 06, 2016

FRA 23-21 ITA (8-0 Review)

A nail biting, unpredictable and exciting beginning to 6Nations 2016. In their desperation, 2 late penalties from the boot of Plisson gave France (2.0) a 23-21 win over Italy. Italy fought hard and passionately to take the lead in 2nd half, Parisse rallying his team and leading by example (even having a go at a drop goal). France’s defence was substandard, sluggish line speed. Kicking was dire from both team’s flyhalves. Whilst clinically poor, this match was intensely entertaining.

Emma McGarry (@EmmaKMcGarry) - Hugely interested in all aspects of rugby. Supporter of Irish and Leinster Rugby. "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad" - Brian O'Driscoll
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Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019