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France claim Six Nations crown with win over England

France claim Six Nations crown with win over England
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France end a 12-year wait for a Grand Slam by defeating England by a 25-13 scoreline in Paris, winning the Six Nations ahead of Ireland.

France have claimed the 2022 Six Nations title with a hard-fought 25-13 victory over England in Paris.

Despite having won each of their opening four fixtures, France went into the game in second place as a result of Ireland's earlier victory over Scotland.

However, having opened up a first-half lead, Les Bleus were always in control of Saturday's encounter, England only getting as close as 18-13 adrift after the break.

In somewhat fitting style, France captain Antoine Dupont went over for France during the closing quarter, effectively ending the game as a contest.

While Ireland came through by a 26-5 scoreline at home to Ireland, the result of the day came from Italy, who stunned Wales in Cardiff.

The Azzurri, who were without a Six Nations triumph since 2015, scored a try in the final seconds, Ange Capuozzo's sensational burst eventually leading to Edoardo Padovani touching down to hand Paolo Garbisi the chance of a conversion for a famous 22-21 win.

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