|Six Nations: France v Italy|
|France (11) 34|
|Tries: Gabrillagues, Bonneval, Bastareaud Cons: Machenaud, Trinh-Duc Pens: Machenaud 5|
|Italy (7) 17|
|Tries: Penalty, Minozzi Cons: Canna Pens: Allan|
France ended their winless run with an ultimately comfortable win in Marseille to continue Italy’s Six Nations misery.
The hosts – playing a Six Nations home match away from Paris for the first time – wasted countless chances before eventually putting away a tiring Italy.
With centre Mathieu Bastareaud excelling on his return, France ran in three tries to win for the first time in nine games.
Italy have now lost a record 15 straight Six Nations matches.
Conor O’Shea’s side were in touch at half-time but had no answer to France in the second half, who missed several chances to pick up a fourth try and a bonus point, before full-back Matteo Minozzi’s late consolation try for Italy.
More to follow.