Posted on Feb 3, 2013 | 18 comments
Give the match a score out of 10, and leave any comments in the section below.
Rate the match: Italy v France
How did Italy and France play? What are the main talking points from the match?
Does not surprise me Brighty – constructive full of it lol
Awesome job Italy! Although Italy pushed Australia pretty close in the autumn I really thought France would put them to the sword to avenge the 2011 result. So impressed with the manner of the victory as well, played some excellent stuff. I would not be happy if we had France away next week as I do expect a reaction!
Did I really say that France were going to win the championship – of course they still can, but the England Ireland game is looking even tastier now. Wish it were at Twickenham! Haven’t decided who I reckon will win the game yet. Ireland had a very good win away and looked superb until they took their foot off the pedal/Wales started playing (can’t decide which of those it was either).
Anyway well done Italy and also a fan of Brighty’s new photo – although I don’t think Wales will be anywhere near the wooden spoon this year as it looks like they might be remembering how to play rugby again (and at last!)
i think Parisse was outstanding. i also felt that he outplayed Picamole, thereby proving he is the best European (and maybe even world) number 8.
Orquera was fantastic too, and his offload to Castro was unreal!
fantastic spirit from italy throughout, and especially for holding on at the end. i think the cap presentation ceremony helped them get up for the game.
dangerous for scotland next week, as an italy team with this momentum and confidence could be a danger. i also think that if the Italians can win next week, and the welsh dont get themselves sorted, then the italians could be on for 3 straight wins!
week 1 has made the england ireland game one of the most important games of the 6Ns
i was impressed by their counter attack by far the best on display this weekend. maybe it was lazy french players not getting in a line but Italys back 3 seemed to make a lot of ground and the hole team offloaded very well very few knock ons.
Think england will beat us (irish) they will just walk up the field with their massive pack come the 60th minute after ross has ran out of steam their defense is probably one of the best in the tournament as well from set plays.
Wow, what a game. Italy played the best game ever! The French were rather overconfident and sloppy, a bit like the Welsh were. Now, if they can beat Scotland, things could be very interesting! I expect Saint-Andre teams to play with more spirit than that, and their defensive line was very ameteurish at times. However, I wouldn’t fancy playing them this coming weekend!
Fantastic result for Italy (& the 6 nations)but,although they are a different animal away from home , cannot see them winning any of their away matches, think Scotland will see them off next week.
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