Italy hit post with last kick as 14-man France cling on for draw in thriller

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  • France 13-13 Italy
  • Garbisi hits post with penalty; France’s Danty sent off

Italy were magnificent. France were mediocre. The result was a breathless, frantic contest in which the Azzurri capitalised on a red card for Jonathan Danty, the France inside-centre, and so nearly pulled off a historic success against Les Bleus.

The width of a post was the difference when, with the clock in the red, the fly-half Paolo Garbisi struck a penalty kick that drifted against an upright, denying Italy a remarkable victory in agonising fashion. If it had gone between the sticks, they would have had their first Six Nations win in France.

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Written by Luke McLaughlin at Stade Pierre-Mauroy
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/feb/25/france-italy-six-nations-2024-match-report under the title “Italy hit post with last kick as 14-man France cling on for draw in thriller”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.