Le Figaro: Six Nations: a sluggish XV of France wins in Italy
“A big sigh of relief”.
These are the first words of our special correspondent on the spot, in Rome, at the final whistle.
Drafts, undisciplined then unable to straighten the bar.
France faces Ireland this Saturday, the other big favorite of the tournament.
The Clover XV are in full confidence after their 10-34 victory against Wales in the first match.
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The Team: Facing Italy, an indiscipline which almost cost dearly for the Blues
For the team, there is really nothing to celebrate with this victory.
The daily returned to the indiscipline of the Blues during the meeting.
Fabien Galthié's men were sanctioned eighteen times (against seven for Italy).
“A negative signal before going to Ireland”.
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South West: The XV of France wins mentally
There too, the daily evokes the indiscipline of the Blues.
Very undisciplined, the Blues scared themselves yesterday in Rome, beating the Italians on the wire 24 to 29. Enough to raise questions for the rest of the tournament.
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Rugbyrama also points the finger at the performance in the game of the Blues, but evokes the positive from an accounting point of view.
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Accounting, above all it allows the XV of France to imitate Ireland and Scotland.
Indeed, on this first day of the tournament, the teams that played outside their bases performed well.
Thus, Ireland won in Wales with a score of 34 to 10 and Scotland went to win in England 29 to 23. Ireland and Scotland had even improved their successes and France therefore had to do the same to join them at the top of the standings with 5 points.
Accounting objective achieved, even if on the content, France will have to review its copy.
Sky Sport Italy: The Azzuri are competitive and can play against any opponent
“Italy is competitive.
She can play against any team, she knows how to react when she falls behind in scoring, she is enterprising, she has courage, she has self-esteem and awareness of her means, they have a new spirit.
At the end of the lost match against France (24-29) we must also add the attitude of our players, dissatisfied, angry at having missed an opportunity of not being able to win.
The first thought is not that of having scared perhaps the strongest team in the world, with their 14th consecutive victory, but of being proud of another step forward.
Honorable defeats are very far… Here we want to win and that's it.
Independent Ireland: The French are saved by a try at the end of the match, Italy fights with courage
Independent Ireland delivers a very sober, very factual account.
Even if they recognize a slump in the second half, the journalists still took the trouble to underline the decisive entry of Jalibert at the end of the match.
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The English echoed the words of Shaun Edwards, the Blues' defense coach, to highlight Italy's progress.
They also did not fail to mention how scared France was during this meeting, before Matthieu Jalibert's decisive try at the end of the game.