France vs Italy rugby: Kick-off time, TV channel, live stream free, team news for TODAY'S Six Nations 2022 match

FRANCE are looking to get their Six Nations off to the perfect start when they take on Italy.

Nothing less than a bonus point victory will do as they host the competition's whipping boys, who haven't won a match since 2015.


Like Wales and England, the French will be without their captain for the Six Nations, as Charles Ollivon has been ruled out with a knee injury.

But Les Bleus will have every reason to feel confident coming into the tournament, having won all their Autumn Internationals, including a 40-25 hammering of New Zealand.

Italy are under new management with former All Blacks fullback Kieran Crowley now in charge.

The Azzurri put up a valiant effort against New Zealand in his first match in charge during the Autumn Internationals, before being soundly beaten 47-9.

They were also comfortably beaten 37-16 by Argentina, but did manage a narrow 17-10 win over Uruguay.

What time does France vs Italy kick off?

  • France take on Italy TODAY – Sunday, February 6.
  • The match kicks off at 3pm UK time – 4pm in France and Italy.
  • It takes place at the Stade de France.
  • When the sides met last year, France ran out 50-10 winners in Rome.

What TV channel is France vs Italy on and can I live stream it?

  • France vs Italy is live on ITV.
  • Coverage commences at 2.30pm – half an hour before kick-off.
  • To stream the game live head to the ITV Hub.

Can I watch France vs Italy for free?

  • Yes. ITV is free for all UK viewers with a TV licence.
  • Get your TV licence here.

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Latest odds

France 1/80

Draw 100/1

Italy 30/1

*Odds from Betfair correct as of Thursday, February 3

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