The Italy vs France player ratings after the French got their Six Nations off to the perfect start in Rome.
France have not won the Six Nations since 2010, but their resurgence under new coach Fabien Galthie continued with an emphatic 50-10 bonus-point win.
The visitors started strong with tries from Dylan Cretin, Gael Fickou, and Arthur Vincent – with the boot of Matthieu Jalibert to make it 24-3 at the break. Paolo Garbisi got the hosts on the scoreboard with a penalty
Further tries from Brice Dulin and Antoine Dupont along with a brace from speedster Teddy Thomas put the icing on the cake for the away side.
Italy did get a consolation try through Luca Sperandio, but it meant very little in the end.
Scroll down for our Italy vs France player ratings.
RUCK’s Man of the Match:
- Most tackles: Charles Ollivon (France) – 17
- Most missed tackles: Mohamed Haouas (France) – 4
- Most carries: Gregory Alldritt (France) -11
- Most metres: Brice Dulin (France) – 96
- Most defenders beaten: Teddy Thomas (France) – 7
Italy vs France player ratings:
Italy: 15-Jacopo Trulla 5; 14-Luca Sperandio 7, 13-Marco Zanon 6, 12-Juan Ignacio Brex 6, 11-Montanna Ioane; 10-Paolo Garbisi 7, 9-Stephen Varney 6; 1-Daniele Rimpelli 5, 2-Luca Bigi (capt) 5, 3-Marco Riccioni 5; 4-Marco Lazzaroni 6, 5-David Sis 4; 6-Sebastian Negri 5, 7-Johan Meyer 5, 8-Michele Lamaro 5
Replacements: 16-Gianmarco Lucchesi 4, 17-Danilo Fischetti 4, 18-Giosue Zilocchi 6, 19-Niccolo Cannone 6, 20-Federico Ruzza 5, 21-Maxime Mbanda 5, 22-Guglielmo Palazzani N/a, 23-Carlo Canna 4
France: 15-Brice Dulin 7; 14-Teddy Thomas 9, 13-Arthur Vincent 8, 12-Gael Fickou 7, 11-Gabin Villiere 7; 10-Matthieu Jalibert 7, 9-Antoine Dupont 8; 1-Cyril Baille 6, 2-Julien Marchand 6, 3-Mohamed Haouas 6, 4-Bernard Le Roux 6; 5-Paul Willemse 8, 6-Dylan Cretin 8; 7-Charles Ollivon (capt) 7, 8-Gregory Alldritt 7
Replacements: 16-Pierre Bourgarit 5, 17-Jean-Baptiste Gros 6, 18-Dorian Aldeghiri 6, 19-Romain Taofifenua 6, 20-Anthony Jeronch 5, 21-Baptiste Serin 5, 22-Louis Carbonel 5, 23-Damian Penaud 5
50 players will swap countries for the 2021 Six Nation
6. England – 1 player
- Billy Vunipola (Sydney, Australia)