England will be seeking to take home seek their third, consecutive 6 Nations Rugby Championship in 2018. Each team will have two matches to play every weekend. And the climax is the final ‘Super Saturday’ coming on 17th of March. Here we mainly focused on France v Italy 6 Nations Rugby Championship 2018 Game Prediction since the game will be on 23rd February.
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Italy at France Game Schedule
France will have a tough first home fixture against Italy at Orange Velodrome, Marseille in France on Friday 23rd February.
- Contenders: France v Italy
- Date: February 23, 2018
- Kick-Off: 8:00 pm
- Venue: Orange Velodrome, Marseille
- Live TV: BBC, TV3, FR2, DMAX, NBC
France & Italy 6 Nations So far
The hosts have had more impressive outcomes in the championship having won the cup five times. And it is in 2002, 2004, and 2006, 2007 and coming out of the 2010 championship with a grand slam. Italy has never won the championship since joining as the sixth nation in 2000.
Last Five Terrible Meeting for Italy
France and Italy last faced off in 2017, 6 Nations Championships with France seeing off Italy 40 – 19 in Rome. In 2016 France narrowly won in Paris stinging Italy 23-21.
Moreover, earlier championships saw similar outcomes in this clash with France winning 29-0 in 2015 in Rome, 30-10 in 2014 in Paris. And Italy last beating France 18-23 in 2013 in Rome.
It will clarify France vs Italy 6 Nations Rugby Championship 2018 Prediction which helps you to detect the winner.
French Noteworthy Rookies
France has Gael Fickou, a talented Centre who achieved two tries in the 2017 championship and hooker Guilhem Guirado.
Focused Veterans of Italy
The Italian side will feature players like youngster Tommaso Allan, and Carlo Canna. They both have shown convincing performances in previous matches in the championship.
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Prior Performance at Orange Velodrome
France has an incredible record at Orange Velodrome. They losing only twice in all tournaments to Argentina in 2001 and New Zealand in 2009. The two teams have however never had any encounter in that venue before.
France v Italy Rugby 2018 6 Nations Rugby Championship Prediction
Coach Jacques Brunel’s side has an upper hand in winning the match on home soil and having a relatively stronger team. Considering the venue, team strength, previous and present execution, 6 Nations stats, France is the favorites to win 23rd February game. Get 2018 Italy Rugby TV Guide & Fixtures Info
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