10 Feb 2014

French make perfect Six Nations start

11:49 am on 10 February 2014

France scored three second-half tries in 10 minutes to beat Italy 30-10 in the Six Nations rugby championship and maintain their perfect start to the competition.

Louis Picamoles, Wesley Fofana and debutant winger Hugo Bonneval all touched down between the 43rd and 53rd minutes as France sealed the result following a dull, error-ridden first half at the Stade de France.

Ireland top the standings from France.