Sergio Parisse bemoans Italy's habit of conceding late tries after France defeat

Captain Sergio Parisse bemoaned Italy’s habit of conceding late tries as his side were condemned to the RBS 6 Nations wooden spoon for a second straight season following a 40-18 loss to France in Rome.

The Azzurri suffered a 10th straight home defeat in the Six Nations. In all three this season they have shipped tries in the last quarter to lose heavily, this time allowing their opponents a bonus point.

In glorious sunshine at the Stadio Olympico, France led 16-11 at the break as midway through the first half Gael Fickou cancelled out Parisse’s early try.

A try for recalled wing

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