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France resist Ireland fightback to go top of Six Nations
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France took a 15-3 lead thanks to tries from Charles Ollivon and Damian Penaud, but Ireland fought back through a score from hooker Ronan Kelleher; however, France held on to collect first win at the Aviva Stadium since 2011 Last Updated: 14/02/21 5:24pm Charles Ollivon scored the first try of the game in Dublin Ireland's Guinness Six Nations title aspirations were prematurely ended as France underlined their status as tournament favourites by grinding out a 15-13 win in Dublin. The Irish suffered successive losses at the start of a Six Nations campaign for the first time following scores from Charles Ollivon and Damian Penaud, plus five points from the boot of Matthieu Jalibert.Ronan Kelleher's maiden international try helped keep Andy Farrell's depleted hosts in contention until the final whistle but they were unable to avoid another damaging defeat following last weekend's loss in Wales. Les Bleus scrum-half Antoine Dupont - widely regarded as the best player in the world on current form - was largely well marshalled by the hosts, although he showed flashes of brilliance as the French revolution under Fabien Galthie continues apace. France have won nine of 11 games since the appointment of Galthie, while this defeat piles more pressure on opposing head coach Farrell.Ireland's 2020 title aspirations were ended in Paris at the end of October and hopes of avoiding a repeat were dealt a severe blow during a challenging build-up in which a host of key players were ruled out.Skipper Johnny Sexton, who this week became embroiled in a dispute with a French neurologist regarding his concussion history, and vice-captain James Ryan were unavailable due to head injuries, while scrum-half Conor Murray picked up a hamstring issue and flanker Peter O'Mahony was hit with a three-match ban following his costly red card in Cardiff. Garry Ringrose of Ireland in action against Antoine Dupont of France It was the first time in a decade that Ireland had started a Six Nations match without fly-half Sexton or scrum-half Murray, resulting in an inexperienced half-back pairing of Billy Burns and Jamison Gibson-Park.Fly-half Burns would have been desperate to prove himself a capable understudy to Sexton on the back of his much-discussed mistake which ended the game at the Principality Stadium.His first penalty, after Jalibert had squandered one at the other end, was a wayward effort which showed signs of nerves but he made no mistake with a straightforward second attempt to put Ireland 3-0 ahead 20 minutes in.With so much at stake so early in the competition, there had been a cagey start on a grey and wet afternoon in the Irish capital. James Lowe attempts to touch down in the corner France were soon temporarily reduced to 14 men when Bernard Le Roux was sin-binned for a deliberate trip on Keith Earls.Ireland looked to have quickly seized on the indiscipline, only for replays to show James Lowe was pushed into touch by a combination of Brice Dulin and Gael Fickou just before grounding the ball in the left corner.France have been playing an exciting brand of rugby under former captain Galthie and are rapidly moving into contention for a home World Cup in 2023.Despite their narrow escape, numerical disadvantage and a lack of possession, the visitors burst into life to claim the opening try of the afternoon. Damian Penaud scored the winning try for France A series of superb offloads and free-flowing rugby was followed by quick ball from right to left, with a bounce pass catching out Gibson-Park and allowing Fickou to set up Ollivon to register his seventh score in 10 matches.Jalibert made no mistake with the conversion and added a penalty to put Les Bleus into a 10-3 half-time lead.France could easily have been further ahead early in the second period but, after rampaging hooker Julien Marchand was tackled close to the line, Dupont's recovery pass inadvertently hit the head of Paul Willemse.Following that escape, the hosts suffered a triple blow due to a succession of head injuries.After Burns was forced for assessment to be replaced by Ross Byrne, stand-in skipper Iain Henderson - the 108th player to captain Ireland - and prop Cian Healy were left bloodied by a nasty clash of heads. Brice Dulin of France in action against Garry Ringrose of Ireland France were well on top at that stage and took control of the contest in the 55th minute courtesy of a try from wing Penaud.Penaud, one of two men recalled following last weekend's thumping 50-10 win in Rome, dived over in the right corner following assistance from Jalibert and Dulin.However, Les Bleus had little time to enjoy the cushion.Ollivon conceded a penalty from the restart and Ireland's replacement hooker Kelleher capitalised on a fortuitous bounce from the resulting line-out to touch down. Substitute fly-half Byrne converted and then reduced the deficit to just two points at 15-13 with a penalty to set up a thrilling final 15 minutes.Galthie was visibly frustrated when Jalibert hit the posts with a 72nd-minute penalty but Les Bleus were disciplined and doggedly dug in to win in Dublin for the first time since 2011 to keep their title charge on track. .
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Wales edge 14-man Scotland at Murrayfield
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Wayne Pivac claims first away win of Wales coaching reign, and a second successive Six Nations victory this season, setting them up for England's visit to Cardiff later this month Last Updated: 13/02/21 7:22pm Wales' Louis Rees-Zammit (right) celebrates scoring his side's winning try against Scotland Wales made it two wins from two in the Six Nations as they fought back to beat Scotland 25-24 after the hosts were reduced to 14 men when Zander Fagerson was sent off. Two tries from Louis Rees-Zammit, plus scores from Liam Williams and Wyn Jones secured the win for Wales, while Callum Sheedy and Leigh Halfpenny added a conversion and a penalty respectively.Stuart Hogg once again produced a superb performance for Scotland, scoring two tries, while Darcy Graham also got onto the scoresheet, with Finn Russell adding three conversions and a penalty. Scotland had looked on track for victory until referee Matthew Carley sent off Fagerson in the 53rd minute after he made shoulder-led contact with Wales prop Wyn Jones' head at a ruck.Hogg did briefly put Scotland back in front, but Wayne Pivac's team held their nerve to claim their first win on foreign soil in five attempts under Warren Gatland's replacement.Halfpenny slotted over the first points of the day but they were quickly matched up as Finn Russell responded. Stuart Hogg attacks for Scotland The Scotland stand-off was one of the chief architects of last week's Twickenham triumph and he was flying by the seat of his pants again this time, chucking around passes so flat they missed Welsh noses by mere millimetres.It was from his daring offload to Jonny Gray that the opening try came after 19 minutes. The big lock did not have the speed to go all the way, but Scotland recycled possession before Ali Price's sublime chip over the static Welsh defence dropped into Graham's hands and he scampered around Halfpenny to dot down under the posts.It was a despairing effort from the Wales full-back but he should have done much better six minutes later.Hogg started and finished the move that brought the second try as he chipped over the back of the visitors.The ball should have been easily gathered by Halfpenny, but instead he let it tumble from his grasp as his opposite number appeared in a flash to scoop the ball up and slide over the line to put his team 17-3 up and seemingly on course for victory. Liam Williams celebrates scoring for Wales Halfpenny ended up going off to have a head knock assessed after a mid-air clattering with Graham, who was looking a threat every time he got his hands on the ball.His namesake, Scotland replacement Garry Graham, who had taken over from the concussed Blade Thomson early on, was also proving a menace - to his own side.First he wrecked a good scoring chance by getting caught on top of the ball at a ruck, before giving Wales good territory with a high tackle on Taulupe Faletau. Scotland's Matt Fagerson is tackled by Wales' Aaron Wainwright It was a costly mistake as Wales got the momentum changer they desperately needed 90 seconds before the break. Tying the Scotland pack up at the breakdown, the visitors worked the ball wide through Nick Tompkins and Williams before Rees-Zammit ran in for the touchdown.Scotland hoped that was just a blip. It may have been had Scott Cummings not denied Gary Graham the chance to make amends after 48 minutes as he was ruled to have obstructed the Wales defence as Darcy Graham charged over the line.And instead of going two scores in front, Gregor Townsend's team found their lead trimmed back to two points a minute later as the Welsh pack careered forward from a devastating line-out maul before Rees-Zammit released Williams in space to score.Things went from bad to worse for the hosts after 53 minutes as Fagerson got his marching orders for slamming into Jones with an illegal clear-out. Fagerson leaves the field after being shown a red card against Wales Against 14 men, Pivac's team needed just 90 seconds to nudge in front as Jones barged over from another well-executed line-out manoeuvre.Scotland still had plenty of time to respond but they needed someone to take command.Up stepped Hogg as he collected a Russell pass before setting off on a 15-metre rampage towards the corner as he brushed off Owen Watkin and Tompkins before getting the ball down on the line. But Wales simply had too much space to play with and they claimed the win with 10 minutes left as Rees-Zammit chipped the ball over Hogg's head before racing through to claim the bonus point.Scotland fought to the end but their hopes were dashed in stoppage time as Hogg failed to hold onto Duhan van der Merwe's desperate last charge. .
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Wales see off 14-man Ireland after red card
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George North and Louis Rees-Zammit tries, plus 11 points from Leigh Halfpenny was enough for Wales to ultimately topple Ireland at the Principality Stadium in the 2021 Six Nations' opening weekend. Peter O'Mahony was red carded after 14 minutes for Ireland, making history in the process. By Michael Cantillon at Principality Stadium Last Updated: 07/02/21 5:16pm George North was one of two Wales try scorers as they held off 14 man Ireland in Cardiff A costly Peter O'Mahony red card - the first ever shown to an Irishman in Six Nations history - saw Wales eventually pull away to a 21-16 victory at a frosty Principality Stadium. The Munsterman was shown a straight red card by referee Wayne Barnes just 14 minutes into the contest in Cardiff, for making contact with the face of prop Tomas Francis in an illegal clear-out.Ireland recovered from 6-0 down to go 13-6 ahead in the contest courtesy of two Johnny Sexton penalties and a Tadhg Beirne try, but a George North try and wonderful Louis Rees-Zammit finish saw the hosts edge in front. Leigh Halfpenny pushed the lead out to two scores off the kicking tee with a penalty, and though replacement Billy Burns brought Ireland to within five points, they couldn't recover again as Burns failed to find touch with a penalty in the Welsh half inside the final play.More to follow... .
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France crush Italy in Six Nations opener
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Teddy Thomas crossed twice for the visitors, with Dylan Cretin, Gael Fickou, Arthur Vincent, Brice Dulin and Antoine Dupont grabbing tries as well for France; Luca Sperandio grabbed a consolation try for Italy Last Updated: 06/02/21 4:10pm France's Gael Fickou scores his side's second try Teddy Thomas crossed twice to help France lay down a marker for this year's Six Nations as they put Italy to the sword 50-10 in Rome. Tries from Dylan Cretin, Gael Fickou and Arthur Vincent saw France establish a 24-3 lead by half-time as they took advantage of some lax defending from the hosts during the first 40 minutes at the Stadio Olimpico.There was no let up after the break from France either as Brice Dulin secured the bonus point, followed by man-of-the-match Antoine Dupont and Thomas setting each other up for tries, and the latter then notching up the half-century tally six minutes from time. Italy did manage to grab a consolation try through Luca Sperandio, having had an earlier score from Monty Ioane ruled out due to a forward pass, but otherwise it was a day for Fabien Galthie's men to press their case for being considered one of the favourites to lift the title.More to follow… .
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Villiere, Thomas the France wings for Rome trip
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France open their Six Nations campaign by travelling to face Italy in Rome on Saturday, February 6 (2.15pm kick-off). Gabin Villiere and Teddy Thomas start on the wings, Arthur Vincent replaces the injured Virimi Vakatawa at 13, Gregory Alldritt fit to start at No 8. Last Updated: 04/02/21 1:03pm Teddy Thomas will start on the wing for France in their Six Nations Test vs Italy in Rome on Saturday Toulon's Gabin Villiere and Racing 92's Teddy Thomas will start on the wings for France in their Six Nations opener against Italy in Rome on Saturday. The fleet-footed pair will form Les Bleus' back-three with full-back Brice Dulin who, like Villiere, made his mark during last year's Autumn Nations Cup.With centre Virimi Vakatawa injured, Montpellier's Arthur Vincent will start in midfield alongside Gael Fickou. In the forwards, No 8 Gregory Alldritt is a surprise inclusion as he is confirmed as a starter in the back-row after recovering from a knee injury.The squad was trimmed from 37 to 31 as part of a COVID-19 protocol, in which the players will not be allowed to return to their clubs in-between Six Nations games.France have improved dramatically since head coach Fabien Galthie took over last year, finishing second in the Six Nations and the Autumn Nations Cup. They have not won the Six Nations since achieving a Grand Slam in 2010. France: 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Arthur Vincent, 12 Gael Fickou, 11 Gabin Villiere, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Antoine Dupont; 1 Cyril Baille, 2 Julien Marchand, 3 Mohamed Haouas, 4 Bernard Le Roux, 5 Paul Willemse, 6 Dylan Cretin, 7 Charles Ollivon (c), 8 Gregory Alldritt.Replacements: 16 Pierre Bourgarit, 17 Jean Baptiste Gros, 18 Dorian Aldegheri, 19 Romain Taofifenua, 20 Anthony Jelonch, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Louis Carbonel, 23 Damian Penaud. .
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