Italy played at their best…and France were defeated.
Congratulations to Italy, who fully deserved their victory.
After a perfect few matches during the Autumn tests, France were suprisingly poor both in Attack, and defence.
The game started poorly with a first kick from Michalak ending directly in touch, and things would only get worse.
Each opportunity that the French had to score ended in either a knock-on, a forward pass or other mistakes…
Despite Picamole’s try, the French were still dominated in all sectors.
All in all, France played a poor Match, and Italy showed how much they progressed thanks to their coach Jacques Brunel.
Although I’m French, I was genuinly pleased to see how the Italians have progressed and improved their discipline.
Hopefuly, they will go far this year…and beat the English!
Here’s a video summary of the match :