Italy gagged in front of their home crowd. France showed their usual grit and determination and eventually ground the Italians out of the game. France also popped up a few moments of brilliance (as they can do) giving rise to some optimism against England next weekend.
For Italy they must be terribly disappointed with their performance.Sergio Parisse was playing his 112th test for Italy, a record. Injuries before and during the game certainly affected their confidence. Next week they face Wales at home again.