Inspired Italians fry the Frogs

Italy came from behind to beat France in Sunday’s Six Nations match in Rome.

France, unbeaten during the November internationals, were the pre-tournament favourites and Italy’s 23-18 win will have been a double boost to England and Ireland who got winning starts on Saturday.

France led 15-13 at half-time but could only manage one try in the second 40 minutes as the Italian defence held tight and the home crowd support did the rest.