France 37-10 Italy
Six Nations 2022 Results
The Azzurri, searching for a first Championship win beginning around 2015 and their very first triumph in Paris, took an unexpected lead when teen debutant Tommaso Menoncello accumulated a kick to complete in the corner – turning into the most youthful Six Nations attempt scorer in 55 years.
80+2 mins. One last lineout from France in the Italy 22 is taken into the batter again. Lucu fires it to Ntamack and he does likewise onto Villiers. The scrambling Azzuri safeguard closes it off before the ball goes as far as possible right, yet imprecision implies there’s no chance through for France.
As far as possible left it returns again and this time Villiere has a free run into the corner for his full go-around.
Juan Ignacio Brex’s initial charge indicated Italian aims before the French full-back Melvyn Jaminet opened the scoring with a punishment. Les Bleus’ first endeavor to run the ball looked dismal, Romain Ntamack observing Gaël Fickou in the Italian 22, whose calculated grubber barely avoided Villière.
“I think today’s performance was very, very good in some aspects,” Crowley said. “But there was some consistency in certain areas that let us down. France suffocated us in that second half [but] it’s a good base for us moving forward.”
However, when Jaminet neglected to assemble Stephen Varney’s crate kick, Federico Ruzza jumped and conveyed into the French 22. Paolo Garbisi sent off a cross-kick right, where the debutant Tommaso Menoncello did surprisingly well to catch and spot down. Garbisi penetrated the change through the sticks as Italy – and any unbiased watcher wanting to observe a challenge – celebrated.
Cameron Woki was before long ruining Italian lineout ball before Varney’s ad libbed pass was taken by Anthony Jelonch, who ran clear and plunged over. Another Garbisi punishment edged the Azzurri back ahead.