sport news France 13-13 : Azzurri fly-half Paolo Garbisi hits the post with rushed ... trends now

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sport news France 13-13 Italy: Azzurri fly-half Paolo Garbisi hits the post with rushed ... trends now

sport news France 13-13 Italy: Azzurri fly-half Paolo Garbisi hits the post with rushed ... trends now

The shot clock was already near zero when Paolo Garbisi lined up the penalty  France are without skipper Antoine Dupont who is pursuing his Olympic dream  However Fabien Galthie's side are struggling massively without the scrum-half 

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On the same weekend their star man Antoine Dupont was starring on his seven-a-side debut in Vancouver, a rudderless 14-man France were held to a 13-13 draw by Italy in Lille.

In an extraordinary finale, Azzurri fly-half Paolo Garbisi had a chance to win the game for his team with the game’s final kick. But as Garbisi lined up a penalty, the ball fell off the tee.

With the shot clock for the kick underway, the Italian playmaker had to put the ball back on and reset. With the time counting down, he had to rush his kick.

Garbisi’s effort struck the post and robbed Italy of what would have been a first Six Nations win over France on French soil. The end result was the two sides sharing the spoils.

Dupont’s decision to pursue his Olympic dream in rugby’s shorter format means he is not available to lead Les Bleus in this year’s Six Nations.

France faltered to a tie with Italy on the day their captain Antoine Dupont was in action in Vancouver for the 7s side

France faltered to a tie with Italy on the day their captain Antoine Dupont was in action in Vancouver for the 7s side

Paolo Garbisi came within inches of sealing a stunning win for Italy on the road in Lille

Paolo Garbisi came within inches of sealing a stunning win for Italy on the road in Lille

The Italian No 10's penalty was rushed after the ball fell off the tee with the shot clock ticking down

The Italian No 10's penalty was rushed after the ball fell off the tee with the shot clock ticking down

MATCH FACTS 

France

Tries: Ollivon

Cons: Ramos

Pens: Ramos (2) 

Italy

Try: Capuozzo

Con: Garbisi

Pens:

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