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banner Saturday, 3 March, 2001, 13:54 GMT
Clockwatch: Italy 19-30 France
Italy v France clockwatch
All the key moments from the Stadio Flaminio in Rome as France beat Italy 30-19 in the Six Nations.

1 min: Italy kick-off and secure the ball, but fly-half Dominguez's drop goal attempt is charged down.

3 mins: Italian prop Lo Cicero rumbles the ball upfield, bumping off would-be tacklers but Italy knock the ball on.

6 mins: Dominguez hoists an up-and-under as Italy dominate the early territory, but Sadourny takes the ball.

8 mins: The home side put France under pressure near their line, but they get a penalty to ease the danger.

10 mins: Dominguez kicks a penalty to give the home side a deserved lead after France are penalised at the lineout. Italy 3-0.

13 mins: French winger Dominici makes a break down the touchline and play eventually finds it way to Lamaison who puts a grubber kick through for Sadourny who picks up the the ball and beats Stoica to score under the posts. Lamaison adds the conversion. France 7-3.

16 mins: France a penalised for offside and Dominguez strikes his second penalty from 20m to narrow the gap. France 7-6.

20 mins: France swoop on the loose ball to set up an attack, but Lamaison's pass fails to find the hands of Dominici with the tryline begging. Italy are penalised for offside. but Lamaison misses his shot at goal.

25 mins: Bernat-Salles scores his third try of the tournament after Galthie darts from a scrum in their own territory. He puts Sadourny clear who draws Stoica before putting the winger clear. Lamaison kicks the conversion. France 14-6.

27 mins: From the restart France pile over the top of a ruck and are penalised. Dominguez's 42m penalty keeps Italy in touch. France 14-9.

29 mins: Italy keep the ball for a number of phases with the forwards and backs working well and threaten to break the French line, but concede a penalty at a crucial time.

33 mins: After the forwards make good ground to edge towards the French line, the Italian backs spoil the possession by forcing a forward pass.

37 mins: France manage to retain possession for a number of phases for the first time in the match and earn a penalty after referee Chris White misses a blatant forward pass. Lamaison misses a 31m kick from in front of the posts.

40 mins: France see off Italian pressure to go to the break ahead after a scrappy opening half.

Half-time: France 14-9


41 mins: Winger Perziano puts a kick into the in-goal area, but Sadourny covers the danger.

42 mins: Dominguez puts up an attacking bomb and Italy win possession. They win a penalty and take a quick tap, but two thrusts are denied and then Troncon loses possession. France kick downfield and Lamaison is clear but Bernat-Salles opts to go for the line with three men unmarked outside him. However, Troncon kills the ball and Lamaison kicks the penalty to extend their lead. France 17-9

47 mins: From the restart France are penalised to give Dominguez a chance from 35m. His kick bounces over off the bar. France 17-12.

53 mins: The French forwards drive from a lineout and the backs stretch Italy out wide before Dominguez relieves the pressure.

55 mins: Referee White penalises Italy for not staying on their feet to hand Lamaison a chance from 40m out but he pulls it wide.

56 mins: Lamaison gets another chance from the drop-out after Italy go over the top and makes no mistake. France 20-12.

60 mins: Magne is denied a try by referee White after the flanker dives on a ball that came straight out of the scrum on Italy's line. The Italian forwards appear to be wilting under the French pressure.

63 mins: French forward pressure starts to pay off as Lamaison kicks another penalty after an Italian infringement in the scrum. France 23-12.

68 mins: Italy substitute the ineffective Troncon and enjoy a decent period of possession before they are penalised. Lamaison misses the penalty from 43m.

71 mins: Dominguez pops a pass back on the inside to Dallan who breaks the French line and puts a kick through. Winger Perziano beats Betsen to the ball as it rolls in-goal to get Italy back in the match. Dominguez lands the conversion. France 23-19.

76 mins: Italy, desperate to gain possession, concede a penalty and Lamaison eats up the clock in taking his kick put again drags it wide.

79 mins: France stretch Italy after the home side attempt to run the ball the length of the field and debutant Bonetti goes over next to the posts. Lamaison adds the conversion. France 30-19.

80 mins: The home side continue to pound away on the French defence but can't find a way through. Referee White calls play to an end.

Full-time Italy 19-30 France.


Italy: Cristian Stoica; Massimiliano Perziano, Walter Pozzebon, Manuel Dallan, Denis Dallan; Diego Dominguez; Alessandro Troncon; Carlo Checchinato, Mauro Bergamasco, Aaron Persico, Wilhelmus Visser, Andrea Gritti, Tino Paoletti, Alessandro Moscardi (captain), Andrea Lo Cicero.

France: Jean-Luc Sadourny; Philippe Bernat-Salles, Sebastien Bonetti, Thomas Lombard, Christophe Dominici; Christophe Lamaison, Fabien Galthie; Christophe Juillet, Olivier Magne, Christophe Moni, Fabien Pelous (captain), David Auradou, Pieter De Villiers, Raphael Ibanez, Christian Califano.

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