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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

81'
Penalty Goal

Melvyn Jaminet makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.

80'

This is dangerous for the defence as Monty Ioane bursts through to advance the Italy attack.

77'

This is dangerous for the defence as Reda Wardi bursts through to advance the France attack.

76'

The ball swings towards the posts but floats to the right, Melvyn Jaminet will have to re-adjust the radar.

76'
Try

A series of passes by France results in a try for Yoram Moefana

74'

Matthieu Jalibert played a key part in that try.

74'

A gap opened in the defence and Baptiste Couilloud took full advantage.

73'
Conversion

Tommaso Allan has kicked a conversion.

71'
Try

Manuel Zuliani scores the try from close range.

70'

A gap opened in the defence and Luca Morisi took full advantage.

69'

Italy sub Luca Morisi comes onto the field.

64'

Pierre Bruno departs for Italy.

64'
Conversion

The France supporters go wild as Melvyn Jaminet successfully kicks the conversion.

64'
Try

Great hands by France leads to a try for Yoram Moefana

63'

The defensive line has been broken as Yoram Moefana goes through the gap.

62'

Spellbinding play by Matthieu Jalibert is finished off with a try.

62'

The defensive line has been broken as Louis Bielle-Biarrey goes through the gap.

62'

Italy sub Marco Manfredi comes onto the field.

60'

Hame Faiva departs for Italy.

60'

Italy sub Federico Zani comes onto the field.

60'

Simone Ferrari departs for Italy.

60'

France sub Melvyn Jaminet comes onto the field.

60'

Thomas Ramos departs for France.

60'

France sub Yoram Moefana comes onto the field.

60'

Gael Fickou departs for France.

60'

The defensive line has been broken as Paolo Garbisi goes through the gap.

58'

David Sisi comes on for Italy.

56'

Niccolo Cannone leaves the field.

56'

Marco Riccioni comes on.

54'

Pietro Ceccarelli comes off.

54'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Thomas Ramos kicks the conversion.

54'

Pierre Bourgarit comes on.

54'

Peato Mauvaka comes off.

54'

Reda Wardi comes on.

54'

Cyril Baille comes off.

54'

Baptiste Couilloud comes on.

54'

Maxime Lucu comes off.

54'

Francois Cros comes on.

54'

Charles Ollivon comes off.

54'
Try

Nothing was going to stop Peato Mauvaka from scoring as they record the try for France.

53'

What a run here by Gael Fickou as they get over the gainline!

51'
Conversion

Thomas Ramos adds the two points for France.

47'
Try

Nobody was going to stop Matthieu Jalibert from scoring that try!

46'

Matthieu Jalibert makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

46'

Spellbinding play by Charles Ollivon is finished off with a try.

46'

France make a substitution with Romain Taofifenua coming on.

44'

France make a substitution with Thibaud Flament coming off.

44'

France make a substitution with Dorian Aldegheri coming on.

44'

France make a substitution with Uini Atonio coming off.

44'

Italy make a substitution with Alessandro Fusco coming on.

43'

Italy make a substitution with Stephen Varney coming off.

43'

Italy make a substitution with Manuel Zuliani coming on.

43'

Italy make a substitution with Michele Lamaro coming off.

43'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40'

Thomas Ramos has penalty kick attempt at goal but pushes it to the right hand side of the posts.

40'
Conversion

Thomas Ramos does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

38'
Try

A perfectly weighted kick allows Damian Penaud to score the try.

37'

Fabulous play by France has led to Damian Penaud being able to wriggle through a gap.

36'

That's a great try assist by Matthieu Jalibert.

36'

Lorenzo Pani comes on for Italy.

30'

Ange Capuozzo leaves the field.

30'

Trouble here as Ange Capuozzo breaches the defence.

25'
Conversion

Thomas Ramos makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

22'
Try

A wonderful passing move by France is finished off by Thomas Ramos

21'

This is dangerous for the defence as Thomas Ramos bursts through to advance the France attack.

21'
Conversion

Thomas Ramos converts the try.

13'
Try

What a kick! Louis Bielle-Biarrey takes full advantage to score for France.

12'

A gap opened in the defence and Louis Bielle-Biarrey took full advantage.

12'

Spellbinding play by Damian Penaud is finished off with a try.

12'

A gap opened in the defence and Damian Penaud took full advantage.

10'
Penalty Goal

Thomas Ramos kicks the penalty.

6'
Conversion

Thomas Ramos has kicked a conversion.

3'
Try

Great hands by France leads to a try for Damian Penaud

1'

Thomas Ramos sets up the try.

1'

The defensive line has been broken as Thomas Ramos goes through the gap.

1'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Bonus Points Awarded

+1
8 Tries scored

Match Details

France v Italy

Rugby World Cup - Round 5
Fri 6th October 2023, 03:00pm EDT
Groupama Stadium

Points Flow Chart

France win +53
France
Italy
France
Time in lead
Italy
81
Mins in lead
0
100%
% Of Game In Lead
0%
78%
Possession Last 10 min
22%
8
Points Last 10 min
7

Key Events

Full Time
Jaminet
60 - 7
80'
Moefana
57 - 7
74'
Allan
71'
52 - 7
Zuliani
70'
52 - 5
Jaminet
52 - 0
64'
Moefana
50 - 0
63'
Ramos
45 - 0
54'
Mauvaka
43 - 0
53'
Ramos
38 - 0
47'
Jalibert
36 - 0
46'
Half Time
Ramos
31 - 0
38'
Penaud
29 - 0
37'
Ramos
24 - 0
22'
Ramos
22 - 0
21'
Ramos
17 - 0
13'
Bielle-Biarrey
15 - 0
12'
Ramos
10 - 0
6'
Ramos
7 - 0
3'
Penaud
5 - 0
1'
Start

Win Probability

France
91%
Draw
1%
Italy
8%
Penalty by Melvyn Jaminet

Momentum

0'
HT
FT
France
Italy

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
4.3
13
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
1.1
6
Entries

Attack Profile

France
Italy
More Less More

Defence Profile

France
Italy
More Less More

Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
57%
58%
3-6 secs
20%
30%
6+ secs
18%
5%
87
Rucks Won
85

Last 5 Penalties

58'
60'
72'
73'
79'
France
Italy

Other Fixtures

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Who Will Win?

The home heroes France will enter this match with Italy as overwhelming favourites. After comprehensively beating the All Blacks in the opening game of the tournament, Les Bleus have romped through Pool A and now know that a win will seal their position at the top of the group.

Meanwhile, Italy are coming into the encounter on the back of a punishing defeat against the All Blacks (96-17) and know that qualification for the quarter-finals looks unlikely once again.

Think you know how the upcoming France vs Italy game will go? Vote in our poll and have your say.

Head-to-Head

The stats show that Les Bleus have won all of the last five France vs Italy matches. In doing so, they’ve scored an average of 37 points.

Interestingly, the team that scores the first try in France vs Italy clashes wins the game 60% of the time.

Team Form

Les Bleus will enter this upcoming France vs Italy match in imperious form. After all, they’ve won all of their last five games, including victories over Fiji, Australia and the All Blacks. Their latest game was a 96-0 victory over Namibia.

Although Italy have been in good form, winning four of their last five games, their last match was a bruising one. They were beaten 96-17 by the All Blacks and will now be looking to restore some pride in the shirt.

Beneath our team form guide, you’ll find lots of stats about how the two teams have performed recently, including the number of tries they’ve scored and their overall points difference.

Player Head-to-Head

Keen to discover the individual matchups that might shape how the latest instalment of France vs Italy will pan out? Well, here’s a detailed rundown of how Matthieu Jalibert (France) and Tommaso Allan (Italy) have performed in their team’s last five matches.

Other Fixtures

The upcoming France vs Italy game is one of the highlights of this week’s sporting action. This is because it will shape the final Pool A table and decide the quarter-final places. However, lots of other Rugby World Cup matches are also taking place this weekend. Check out the latest fixtures and results below.

France vs Italy 2023: Detailed Match Preview

On Friday 06th October, 2023, France will face Italy at OL Stadium in Lyon.

Should France avoid defeat in the game, they will top Pool A. They will also top the pool if they claim two bonus points, providing that Italy do not get a try-scoring bonus point in victory.

For Italy, qualification for the knockout stages is unlikely but not impossible. They need to beat France and ensure that Les Bleus do not get two bonus points. Meanwhile, a single point will confirm their qualification for Rugby World Cup 2027.

As for the teams, Antoine Dupont remains unavailable for France, as he continues his recovery from a fractured cheekbone. Thankfully, France remain confident that he will be available for selection in the knockout rounds.

When was the first France vs Italy game? When was the first France vs Italy game?

The first France vs Italy game dates all the way back to the 1937 FIRA Tournament. France won this game, which was held at the Parc des Princes, 45-5.

Have France ever played against Italy at the Rugby World Cup? Have France ever played against Italy at the Rugby World Cup?

France and Italy have clashed once before at the Rugby World Cup. This game took place at the 2015 edition of the tournament. In this Pool D match at Twickenham, France emerged as 32-10 winners.

Have Italy ever beaten France? Have Italy ever beaten France?

Yes. In total, France and Italy have played each other 47 times over the years. Although France have won 44 of these matches, Italy have won three. These were in 1997, 2011 and 2013.

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