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Six Nations - round two

  • SKY BET ODDS
    [betting]Now that both sides have got off the mark, who can add a try to their tally? Sky Bet go 1/6 on the hosts crossing the whitewash first, and 1/4 on the first try to be converted. See all our in-play odds here.
    2/9/2014 3:34:15 PM
  • 31 mins: Another penalty for Italy, which gifts them with the opportunity to take the lead. Slightly more difficult kick for Allan this time. 
    2/9/2014 3:34:25 PM
  • 32 mins: If Italy are going to cause an upset and beat France here, they cannot afford to waste penalty kicks like that. 
    2/9/2014 3:35:13 PM
  • 33 mins: Dulin takes a quick penalty and makes a brilliant run to the halfway line before Plisson races into contact before France work their way to a penalty. Can they take the lead?
    2/9/2014 3:36:15 PM
  • [goal-rugby-league]FRANCE 6-3 ITALY
    Post and in this time for Doussain as he puts France in the lead with a neatly taken penalty from the left wing. 
    2/9/2014 3:37:51 PM
  • 36 mins: Italy come back at France and Parisse offloads neatly round his back to DiMarchi, but Italy again concede the penalty from their own attack. 
    2/9/2014 3:39:12 PM
  • 37 mins: France win their own line-out and send Bastereaud charging and earn the penalty advantage. 
    2/9/2014 3:40:21 PM
  • 38 mins: France given plenty of time to make the advantage count but it comes back for the penalty and Doussain will again kicks for the posts. 
    2/9/2014 3:41:28 PM
  • [goal-rugby-league]FRANCE 9-3 ITALY
    Successful kick from Doussain. The French kicker is starting to find his stride with the kicking tee and making Italy pay for their mistakes. 
    2/9/2014 3:42:40 PM
  • 40 mins: Italy win a penalty from the restart and Allan quickly takes it to ensure the line-out can be taken. The visitors unable to establish the maul and the referee brings the first half to a close. 
    2/9/2014 3:44:05 PM
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    2/9/2014 3:45:37 PM
  • [half-time]FRANCE 9-3 ITALY
    A scrappy first half, definitely one for the purists. 16 penalties, but only four of which registering on the scoreboard as Philippe Saint-Andre's men go in with the advantage. An error-strewn performance from both sides but France, eventually, made Italy pay for their lack of discipline. 
    2/9/2014 3:46:32 PM
  • Alberto de Marchi makes a break that leads to a penalty

    2/9/2014 3:47:30 PM
  • HALF-TIME
    Can Italy orchestrate an upset in the second half? Or will France continue to kick the game to a slow death?
    2/9/2014 3:47:35 PM

  • 2/9/2014 3:51:10 PM
  • We're back and raring to go...Plisson kicks in the direction of the Italian pack to get the second half up and running. 
    2/9/2014 3:55:49 PM
  • 41 mins: Italy waste no time in conceding the 17th penalty of the match as Allan knocks on from the restart and France have the put-in to the scrum. 
    2/9/2014 3:56:51 PM
  • Andy Farrell talks about the potential arrival of Sam Burgess to rugby union

    2/9/2014 3:57:06 PM
  • 42 mins: The scrum wheels round and France are awarded the penalty and Plisson kicks into the Italian 22. 
    2/9/2014 3:58:13 PM
  • [try]FRANCE 14-3 ITALY
    First try of the match as Picamoles breaks through the maul and crashes his way over the line, despite a last-ditch effort from Sarto. TMO takes a couple of looks and awards the try to France. 
    2/9/2014 4:01:32 PM
  • [goal-rugby-league]FRANCE 16-3 ITALY
    No problems with the conversion for Doussain, he appears to have reset his compass successfully. 
    2/9/2014 4:02:21 PM
  • [try]FRANCE 21-3 ITALY
    Two tries in as many minutes for the hosts as Fofana breaks McClean's tackle and races down the right wing with pace and power. Are the floodgates opening for France?
    2/9/2014 4:04:06 PM
  • [goal-rugby-league]FRANCE 23-3 ITALY
    Doussain has definitely restored confidence in his boot as France take a 20-point lead, from nowhere it would seem. 
    2/9/2014 4:05:09 PM
  • [betting]Fancy predicting who will get the next try? Here’s who Sky Bet make most likely in their in-play odds on France v Italy. See all our odds here.

    2/9/2014 4:05:46 PM
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    2/9/2014 4:06:02 PM
  • 48 mins: Italy trying to forge a way back into the game but France win the penalty after the visitors play the ball off their feet at the ruck. 
    2/9/2014 4:06:54 PM
  • [substitution]Domingo and Mas off for France as Forestier and Slimani join the action.
    2/9/2014 4:08:03 PM
  • 50 mins: France unable to make the most of their penalty and concede one, which Italy kick to touch and take the line-out just inside the France half. 
    2/9/2014 4:08:46 PM
  • 51 mins: Flashes of a break from Campagnaro, man-of-the-match for Italy last week, as the visitors look to muster some kind of a comeback. 
    2/9/2014 4:09:42 PM
  • [substitution]Zanni comes on to replace Minto for Italy. 
    2/9/2014 4:10:25 PM
  • 52 mins: France win the line-out inside their own 22 but concede the turnover.
    2/9/2014 4:11:15 PM
  • [try]FRANCE 28-3 ITALY
    Excellent interception from Fofana as he steals Bergamasco's pass and races to the halfway line. The centre knew he didn't have the legs and offloaded to Huget, who found Bonneval at the last minute to cross over for a third France try. Fantastic support play from the winger. 
    2/9/2014 4:13:13 PM
  • [goal-rugby-league]FRANCE 30-3 ITALY
    No problems with the conversion for Doussain as France start to pile up the points.
    2/9/2014 4:13:55 PM
  • 55 mins: France unable to comply at the scrum and Italy take the quick free-kick and Bergamasco makes some good territory. 
    2/9/2014 4:15:24 PM
  • 57 mins: Italy make their way through 12 phases but are unable to take the advantage, comes back for the penalty. 
    2/9/2014 4:16:50 PM
  • [substitution] Kayser replaces Szarzewski at hooker and Chouly comes on for try-scorer Picamoles.
    2/9/2014 4:18:24 PM
  • 59 mins: Italy take the scrum and attack the French line but yet again, concede the penalty and the challenge is over. 
    2/9/2014 4:19:27 PM
  • 60 mins: Italy come forward and have the opportunity to switch direction but knock-on to gift France the put-in at the scrum. 
    2/9/2014 4:20:41 PM
  • [substitution]Italy replace their front row as Giazzon, Rizzo and Cittadini come on for DiMarchi, Ghiraldini and Castrogiovanni. Machenaud comes on at scrum-half for France in place of Doussain. 
    2/9/2014 4:22:09 PM
  • 61 mins: Bergamasco takes some territory for Italy. Still, they persist and look to find a successful rhythm. 
    2/9/2014 4:23:12 PM
  • 63 mins: At the third attempt, Gori gets the ball into the scrum and Italy win the penalty as the referee loses patience. Italy up to the French 22 for the line-out. 
    2/9/2014 4:25:47 PM
  • SKY BET ODDS
    [betting]How many points can France rack up then? Sky Bet go 9/4 that they score under 33 points, while Italy are the same price to finish on 8-10 points. Bet in-play on the game here.
    2/9/2014 4:25:52 PM
  • [substitution]Gori replaced by Botes at scrum-half and Orcquera comes on at No 10 in place of Allan.
    2/9/2014 4:26:51 PM
  • 65 mins: Excellent driving work from Italy is thwarted by a fine tackle from Huget. Italy manage to retain possession but Furno spills the ball inches short of the try-line. 
    2/9/2014 4:28:05 PM
  • 66 mins: France win the subsequent line-out and kick clear before McClean races back for Italy. 
    2/9/2014 4:28:34 PM
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