13 Mar 2011

Bergamasco kicks Italy to upset win over France

7:19 am on 13 March 2011

Lowly Italy has upset last season's grand slam winners France 22-21 in the Six Nations rugby championship in Rome, thanks to 17 points from Mirco Bergamasco.

The Stadio Flaminio erupted as Italy claimed their first-ever victory over the French in the European competition, Italy coming back from 18-6 down early in the second half and outscored two tries to one.

Italy had lost their 11 previous Six Nations matches to France, with their only previous international win over Les Bleus coming in 1997.