The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
“We’re still learning, but it’s cool. France are happy to start this competition with a win.
“I think Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland are also favourites. Many teams can win the Six Nations this year.
“For sure we were second in the World Cup so everybody’s waiting for us so it’s going to be very hard.”
Clermont’s Rougerie and Malzieu helped France into a 15-6 half-time lead, before Clerc and Fofana went over after the break to cap off a convincing display.
Italy were also adapting to a new coach, but Jacques Brunel was unable to spring a surprise despite a spirited first-half performance.
Tobias Botes kicked a penalty for Italy while Kris Burton landed two others and a drop-goal, but it was not enough.
France host Ireland on February 11 in their next match, while Italy will seek improvements at the Stadio Olimpico against England on the same day.