France 39-6 Italy: Hosts finish strong to claim Women’s Six Nations bonus-point win vs Italy

Tries from Madoussou Fall and Emeline Gros helped France to a 17-6 half-time lead, and Lea Murie, Emilie Boulard and Chloe Jacquet all crossed in the second – the latter two in the final five minutes of the Test in Grenoble; Italy scored through two first-half Michela Sillari penalties

Last Updated: 27/03/22 5:53pm


Emilie Boulard’s try with five minutes to go wrapped up the bonus-point for France in Round 1 victory over Italy

France made the perfect start to their Women’s Six Nations campaign, scoring two late tries to secure a bonus-point 39-6 victory over Italy.

Italy dominated possession but it was the hosts who were by far the more clinical, running in five tries at the Stade Des Alpes in Grenoble.

Tries from Madoussou Fall and Emeline Gros helped France to a 17-6 half-time lead, and Lea Murie, Emilie Boulard and Chloe Jacquet all crossed in the second half.

Two first-half penalties from Michela Sillari were all Italy had to show for their efforts.

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