- Italy 10-50 France
- France score seven tries in bonus point win
The strangest of times these may be, the most soulless of Six Nations, but some things remain constant. This France team’s excellence may not be eternal, but we are coming to rely on it. Italy’s status as whipping boys, though, shows no signs of lifting. The hosts played plenty of rugby, forcing France into roughly twice the number of tackles – and yet they were thrashed. Again.