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RBS 6 Nations: France edge out Scotland in Paris

France got the better of Scotland to win their first match of the 2017 tournament. Credit: PA

France beat Scotland 22-16 in Paris in a bruising encounter to record their first win of the 2017 RBS 6 Nations. Scotland picked up a bonus point for losing by fewer than seven points but their hopes of a Grand Slam this season are now gone.

For a full report, visit ITV's dedicated 6 Nations website.

Watch match highlights on ITV at 10.20pm

Ireland run riot in Rome to seal Six Nations win

Gary Ringrose was brilliant for Ireland. Credit: PA

CJ Stander and Craig Gilroy both bagged hat-tricks as Ireland claimed a record RBS 6 Nations victory over Italy with a 63-10 thumping in Rome.

Ireland set their Six Nations campaign back on track in comfortable style after last week's 27-22 loss in Scotland, with Keith Earls claiming a brace and Garry Ringrose also crossing.

Watch highlights on our dedicated Six Nations website

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Wales beat Italy 33-7 in RBS 6 Nations

Wales wing Liam Williams touches down for a try. Credit: PA

Wales staged a strong second-half recovery to begin their RBS 6 Nations campaign in winning fashion against Italy at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

After a slow start, the Welsh triumphed 33-7 thanks to the boot of Leigh Halfpenny and tries in the final quarter from centre Jonathan Davies, plus wings Liam Williams and George North.

Visit ITV's RBS 6 Nations website to watch highlights of the match

England back Daly starts on wing for France opener

England back Elliot Daly. Credit: PA

Elliot Daly has been named on the left wing for the opening match of England's RBS 6 Nations title defence against France on Saturday (watch live on ITV at 4.10pm).

Jack Nowell was expected to fill the position but missed Tuesday's training sessions due to personal reasons, resulting in his selection on the bench for the visit of Guy Noves' men to Twickenham.

Maro Itoje will make his first start at blindside flanker, replacing shoulder-injury victim Chris Robshaw, while Joe Marler completes a remarkable recovery from a fractured leg to take his place at loosehead prop.

The last of the four changes in personnel to the starting XV that toppled Australia in the climax to the autumn sees Joe Launchbury reinstated to the second row after George Kruis was struck down by a knee problem.

To see the full team, visit ITV's RBS 6 Nations website

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England beat France to win Six Nations Grand Slam

England overcame a tough test in France. Credit: PA

England seized their first Grand Slam since 2003 with a tense 31-21 victory over France in Paris to complete a triumphant debut campaign at the helm for Eddie Jones.

Tries from Danny Care, Dan Cole and Anthony Watson ensured there was no repeat of past failures at the final hurdle - most recently in Dublin five years ago - on a glorious night for a team that had fallen so far short of expectations at last autumn's World Cup.

Watch highlights and get exclusive reaction on our dedicated Six Nations site.

England women pipped to 6 Nations grand slam by France

England Women's bid for the 6 Nations grand slam fell short on Friday night as they were beaten 17-12 by France at Stade de la Rabine.

Like their male counterparts, the women had headed to France hoping to make it five wins out of five, but unlike the men they also needed victory in this final fixture to win the Six Nations title.

England Women's bid for the Six Nations grand slam fell short. Credit: PA

Instead the French took that honour as Gaelle Mignot's second try of the night 10 minutes from time gave them the win.

England had led 7-5 at half-time on the back of Lydia Thompson's try, in which she broke four tackles to reach the corner before Amber Reed kicked the conversion.

But France captain Mignot replied and the hosts took the lead when a maul drove Audrey Forlani over and Camile Cabalou converted.

Tamara Taylor replied for England and the scores were tied when Reed's conversion kick struck the upright.

But with 10 minutes left, the French drove forward from a line-out and Mignot finished the move with what proved to be the winning try.

Joe Marler condemned for 'racist language' by WRU

The Welsh Rugby Union says it is surprised at the decision not to sanction England prop Joe Marler for the "racist language" he used towards Wales' Samson Lee last weekend.

The Welsh Rugby Union is surprised Joe Marler escaped punishment. Credit: PA

Loosehead prop Marler was cleared to play in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations match against France by the tournament's disciplinary committee despite striking one Wales prop - Rob Evans - and calling Lee a "gypsy boy".

He has been left out of the starting XV to face Les Bleus in a match England need to win to secure the Grand Slam, but Jones insists his omission from the line-up had nothing to do with the Lee incident.

"We are surprised by the decision of the Six Nations disciplinary hearing," the WRU statement read.

"We stand by our belief that there is no place for the use of racist language in sport."

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