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Welcome to Rome everyone for the opening match of the Six Nations 2021. Kind of snuck up on us didn’t it, what with all this other stuff going on? But it’s here now and to kick us off France have arrived at the Stadio Olimpico.
The sense of hope is as palpable around this new France set up as the volume of plastic in the rims of coach Fabien Galthie’s specs, and while Italy are an enjoyable side to watch these days, this should be a nice way for Les Bleus to begin the tournament.