France stay on track

Sun, 14 Mar 16:33:21 2010

France remain firmly on course for the Grand Slam after cruising to a 46-20 victory in their RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy in Paris.

Centre David Marty, preferred in the starting line-up to Mathieu Bastareaud, scored two tries in eight minutes while Italy were down to 14 men with Gonzalo Garcia in the sin bin.

Winger Marc Andreu and flanker Alexandre Lapandry both scored their first tries for their country, with others coming from Imanol Harinordoquy and Yannick Jauzion, and Morgan Parra kicked seven goals from nine attempts to give the French a 46-6 lead.

The outclassed Azzurri produced a spirited rally which brought them late tries through replacements Carlo Del Fava and Pablo Canavosio and Mirco Bergamasco added both conversions to two early penalties to give the score a touch of respectability.

 

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