France beat Italy in Six Nations

The second weekend of the annual Six Nations rugby tournament saw resounding victories in all three matches

On 8 February Ireland hammered Wales 26-3 in Dublin, followed by England's unequivocal 20-0 victory over Scotland in Murrayfield, while the next day France beat Italy 30-10 in Paris.

In the opening round of the tournament at the beginning of February, Wales beat Italy 23-15 in Cardiff; France beat England 26-24 in Paris, and Ireland beat Scotland 28-6 in Dublin. 

The next round of matches begins on Friday 21 February when Wales face France in Cardiff at 21.00 (Italian time). This is followed on Saturday 22 February when Scotland take on Italy in Rome's Stadio Olimpico at 14.30; and later that day England face an undefeated Ireland in Twickenham at 17.00 (Italian time).

France's coach Philippe Saint-Andre says his side have room to improve, while Scottish coach Tommy Seymour insists that his team is better than its first two Six Nations performances suggest. 

Italy will be keen to ensure Scotland are dealt a third consecutive defeat, while Wales will be pinning everything on a victory in Cardiff over the unbeaten France.

Meanwhile England and Ireland are preparing for what both sides are terming a "huge game."