• 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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Age 30, Wales, flanker, caps 15
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.