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»Live the meeting minute by minute:
15 ‘. Ball lost in touch by the Italians in the 22 French meters after a against Cretin. Teddy Thomas clears the tricolor camp at the foot.
12 ‘. Bernard Le Roux is penalized on the ground. The Italians recover the ball but are under pressure from the Blues.
11 ‘. The penalty passes, France consolidates its advantage (10-0).
10 ‘. The XV of France recovers the ball after a fault on the ground of the Italians. Matthieu Jalibert, the French opener, will attempt the penalty, 40 meters from the posts.
7 ‘. The French reaction with a test! Superb movement of the Blues who relaunch the ball impeccably. Thomas makes a breakthrough, then the ball changes sides. After several playing times, Dylan Cretin comes to register the first French try. The test is easily transformed by Jalibert (7-0).
5 ‘. Italian incursion into the French camp. The brex center pierces the French defense. But it is taken back and the French get the fault.
4 ‘. The French penalized for a high tackle from their captain, Charles Ollivon. Italy finds a touch and retains possession.
2 ‘. First French attack ball, Thomas is well taken by the Italian defense, France retains the ball.
2 ‘. Dulin tries a candle, which he cannot take. Italy retain possession of the ball.
3:15 p.m. Let’s go for this 2021 Six Nations Tournament! The kickoff of the Italians and received and sent back by the back Brice Dulin who finds a touch in the Italian camp.
3:14 p.m. Both teams are in place. The kickoff, which will be given by the Italians, is imminent.
3:12 p.m. Englishman Matthew Carley will be the match referee.
3:11 p.m. It’s the Italians’ turn to sing their hymn, Fratelli d’Italia.
3:09 p.m.. The Marseillaise resounds in the empty stadium. The meeting is taking place behind closed doors due to the Covid epidemic.
3:07 p.m. The teams make their debut at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The weather is sunny, it is 21 degrees.
2:50 p.m. France had crushed Italy (36-5) on November 28 during the Autumn Nations Cup. Fabien Galthié’s XV has changed a lot since then. Only Thomas, Dulin, Villière and Jalibert, holders in the last confrontation between the two nations, will start this afternoon.
2:47 p.m. Discover now the composition of the Italian XV.
2:46 p.m. The team compositions have been formalized since Thursday. As a reminder, here is that of the XV of France. Jalibert completes the hinge with Dupont, Thomas and Villière start on the wings, while Penaud is on the substitute bench.
2:45 p.m.. Hello everyone and thank you for following us for this direct between France and Italy. The Blues will play the first match of this 2021 Tournament. In the other match of the day, England, the outgoing winner, will challenge Scotland at 5:45 pm.
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