The first weekend of the RBS Six Nations 2014 produced some gripping rugby as nations competed for opening day bragging rights.
A confident Italy gave Wales a good run for their money in Cardiff. The Azzurri proved they're to be no push-overs in this year's competition, with new faces lending their support to the imperious Sergio Parisse.
England came within a whisker of an impressive win against France, who started strongly but then allowed England to score 18 unanswered points. A moment of complacency from England and skill from France put youngster Gael Fickou over in the corner as the French stole a win at the death.
Perhaps the only disappointment were Scotland, but even they had their moments against a nervy Ireland side in Dublin. The Scots enjoyed the lion's share of possession early on, but a lack of penetration let Ireland back into the game.
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