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Hugo Bonneval settles France’s nerves with vital try against Italy

• Six Nations: France 34-17 Italy
• Italy seem destined for the wooden spoon after a third defeat

Hugo Bonneval’s second-half try proved pivotal as France ended their nine-match winless run and left Italy facing another Six Nations wooden spoon after a tense battle in Marseille.

France’s 34-17 victory – their first since March – came despite an error-strewn display, with the hosts relying on the boot of the scrum-half Maxime Machenaud to keep their noses in front before Bonneval’s dramatic score on the hour mark.

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Big six who have stamped their authority on the Six Nations so far | Paul Rees

Big hitters, gamechangers, impact backs, formidable forwards – here are six players who have made an impression after two thrilling rounds

Age 30, Wales, flanker, caps 15

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France rugby players questioned after Edinburgh sexual assault claim

Police say inquiries established that no crimes were committed

France rugby players have been questioned by police after a report of sexual assault in Edinburgh city centre following the national team’s game against Scotland.

Officers said their inquiries had established that no crimes were committed. It is understood members of the team were taken off a chartered Jet2 flight to Paris scheduled o leave Edinburgh airport at 11am on Monday.

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