Jacob Stockdale scores his first try. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

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Racing 92’s Wenceslas Lauret scores his side’s second try  in the Heineken Champions Cup match at  Paris La Defense Arena. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

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Louis Picamoles scores France’s third try during the Six Nations match against Italy at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph:   Alessandro Bianchi/ Reuters

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France coach Guy Novès: “I hope  the players are aware Italy have got this match marked down.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

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Guy Noves has made four changes to his France side for their Six Nations clash with Italy. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

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