A capital achievement and an aggressive lesson. The 2021 Six Nations tournament began on Saturday with a surprise win (12–6) for Scotland in England followed by a resounding win (50–10) for France in Italy.
Wales and Ireland clashed on Sunday in Cardiff at the end of this first day (15:00 GMT).
. France made a bang
Display. Seven tries, 40 points ahead … Serious and hardworking, France’s XV crushed Italy (50-10) to launch the 2021 tournament in the best possible way. Worn by Antoine DuPont XXL, the Blues took 49 minutes to get offensive bonus points, Dylan Cretin (6th), Gayle Fickau (26th), Arthur Vincent (29th) and Bryce Dulin (49th) for the D’Is Enter one test each.
Along with a teddy Thomas who regained his wings and an Arthur Vincent assertive himself, the men of Fabine Galthy had no emotion on the faces of the much-touted Italians. Squadra Azazura is still chasing the first success in the tournament since February 2015.
The French will have an opportunity to confirm next week against Ireland in Dublin. Italy is going to England.
. Memorial scotland
Historical! The Scots won for the first time since (11-6) in England … 1983. The Five Nations tournament was then won by France with Serge Blanco, Pierre Berbijier and Jean-Pierre Rives. One hundred and fifty years after their first protest, the British set their feet on the carpet and bestowed the oldest trophy of the World Rugby, the Calcutta Cup, to their best enemy.
However, Scottish captain Stuart Hogg promised that he and his compatriots would break the Indian signal. But he was probably one of the few to believe it. Brilliant with solidarity and generosity, Gregor Townsend’s men misused the premises. And it was Duhan van der Merwe (29th), a South African winger who made the difference.
Eddie Jones, he can bite his fingers: His England team, already struggling against French reservoirs, is stabilizing in the final of the Autumn Nations Cup in December. Unable to react strangely daring as a Scotland team, the vice-world champions did not do justice to their position. In the end, the XV du Chardon did not tremble until Racing 92’s opener Russell received a yellow card for the unfortunate tripod (37th). a feat.
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