He's there! Damien Chouly scores France's second try. (Photo: Getty Images)

Italy led for 45 minutes in all, but two long-range second-half penalties by Jules Plisson put France ahead in the last five minutes and when Italy set up a chance…

Dylan Hartley

By Alex Shaw Coming back from a long-term injury? Looking to break into a team and fill the boots of a legend? Struggling at domestic level but given a lifeline…

Old glory: Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell with the Six Nations trophy last season

Time to put your national allegiances aside. A tough ask, we appreciate, but we want to know which of the RBS 6 Nations sides you genuinely believe will lift the…

Italy

I have an admission. On Saturday afternoon I passed up the opportunity of watching my local club, Stade Francais, in the Champions Cup. I went Christmas shopping instead. Unpardonable? Perhaps,…

Alessandro Zanni

Italy romped to a four-try bonus point victory at a boisterous Sandy Park on the final day of the Pool stages. Tries in the first-half by Sarto, Gori and Allan…

Sergio Parisse

One of the biggest disappointments of the World Cup will be that Italy star Sergio Parisse managed just 64 minutes during the Azzurri’s Pool D campaign. It’s no coincidence that…