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France spring surprise on opening weekend of Six Nations

This year the Six Nations began where it ended last year, in Cardiff. With Wales bidding to become the first ever side to win three championships in a row, surely the Italy game was a given. Not so.

The Italians put up a fight and made it very difficult for the Welsh to play. This led to Wales making mistakes, with Rhys Priestland being turned over several times. Even Leigh Halfpenny was not immune to error; his pass was intercepted by man of the match Campagnaro who ran in his second try on his championship debut.» >

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