TRY! France 30-10 Italy | Damian Penaud 68′
68 mins: What a glorious try.
Yoram Moefana – who replaced Danty a few minutes ago, with the latter carrying a knock – makes the initial break before feeding Penaud, who combines wonderfully with Dupont down the right flank before speeding through.
It’s not been nearly as straightforward as many expected, but that’s the bonus point wrapped up for France.
The conversion sails through and it’s a 20-point lead with just over 10 minutes left to play in Paris.
66 mins: The French maul is rather stodgy and dishevelled, with Bamba inadvertently blocking off Taofifenua and they can’t get the ball out.
Another chance goes begging, much to Italy’s delight.
63 mins: Boos ring around the Stade de France as Penaud runs beautifully and then puts boot to ball into the Italy 22, only to be body-checked by substitute debutant Marin.
The loose ball is hacked away into touch by Brex.
Referee Adamson deems no foul play, but France have a lineout in a terrific position nonetheless.
One more try still needed for a bonus point, remember.
60 mins: So close to another cracking French try, with Ntamack’s clever kick into the path of Penaud just not sitting right for the Clermont star.
He tries to control with his boot, but I think the covering Italian defender just got a touch on that to help knock it away.
59 mins: I do not envy this Italian defence one bit.
France’s sheer size and strength is off the charts as they smash into heavy carry after heavy carry to get over the gain line, the latest from the towering Taofifenua.
The speedier Villiere tries to come around the corner and get the quick offload from Dupont, but a chop tackle from Negri knocks it loose.
It’s a knock on and Italian ball at the scrum.
57 mins: France sense more blood here as they come back for the advantage and Ntamack kicks to touch to set up the rolling maul.
Further changes from both teams in Paris as the hosts knock on the door once again.
55 mins: Pettinelli replaces Halafihi for Italy, while it’s a swap of the giants for France as Willemse makes way for Taofifenua in the second row.
Another Italian mistake there as the knock-on provides French ball at the scrum.
53 mins: It’s all starting to go pear-shaped for Italy now after a spirited 50-odd minutes in the Paris rain.
They lose a lineout deep into French territory.
51 mins: Changes from both sides as France replace Atonio with Demba Bamba.
Meanwhile, it’s an entirely new front row for the Italians as Faiva, Nemer and Zilocchi enter the fray.
TRY! France 23-10 Italy | Gabin Villiere 49′
49 mins: Italy’s defence secure another penalty, but France quickly come forward once more with real momentum.
It’s a great run and offload from no8 Alldritt, finding the fleet-footed Villiere, who has the cheek to fake a kick and then slalom through to dive over for his second try of the afternoon.
The conversion is missed by Jaminet, however.