Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

Bartabas : Mixing Christ with Spanish music and dancing horses

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Shifts in the propaganda war waged between Israelis and Palestinians

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

French MPs face quandary in pro-Palestinian rallies

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

Read more

#TECH 24

Mind the Gender Gap : getting more women into the tech sector

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Bolivian children: heading to work aged 10

Read more

WEB NEWS

Israel and Hamas battle online over public opinion

Read more

FOCUS

Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

Read more

FOCUS

Hunger in a fertile land...

Read more

  • Live: France says missing Algerian plane 'probably crashed'

    Read more

  • 51 French nationals aboard missing Algerian plane

    Read more

  • Iraqi parliament elects moderate Kurd as president

    Read more

  • Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death arrives in Italy

    Read more

  • No end to fighting until Israel ends Gaza blockade, Hamas says

    Read more

  • Two foreign women shot dead in western Afghanistan

    Read more

  • At least 60 killed in attack on prison convoy near Baghdad

    Read more

  • Cycling is ‘winning the war on doping,’ says expert

    Read more

  • Ceasefire agreed for Central African Republic

    Read more

  • Can Jew-kissing-Arab selfie give peace a viral chance?

    Read more

  • In pictures: Thousands march for Gaza peace in Paris

    Read more

  • France charges Swiss bank UBS with tax fraud

    Read more

  • Israel faces heightened diplomatic pressure as Gaza violence rages

    Read more

  • Botched Arizona execution takes nearly two hours

    Read more

  • Bomb attacks leave scores dead in north Nigeria

    Read more

Scotland crushes Italy for first Six Nations win

Video by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-03-01

Scotland recorded a 26-6 win in Edinburgh over an inferior Italian side to secure its first win in this year's Six Nations.Sitting at the bottom of the championship, Italy will next play Wales, one of the favourites.

AFP - Scotland virtually condemned Italy to the Six Nations wooden spoon here at Murrayfield on Saturday with a 26-6 win which also eased the pressure on coach Frank Hadden.
  
Tries by man of the match Simon Danielli, his first in five years, and Scott Gray ensured the home side enjoyed a relatively easy victory and halted a run of two successive Six Nations defeats by Italy.
  
Danielli, who has endured several years of injuries but has rediscovered his form with Ulster, said it was great to end his try drought.
  
"It's not a great statistic is it?" I have had a run of injuries and one thing we have had is strength in depth in the back three," said Danielli.
  
"I think we fully deserved the win. We at last were allowed some space to run the ball and we showed we had the capability to do something with the ball."
  
Scotland next play Ireland while Italy play Wales.

Date created : 2009-02-28

COMMENT(S)