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Rugby Union - Six Nations tournament - France vs Italy

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - France vs Italy - Stade de France, Paris, France - 6/2/16. Italy's head coach Jacques Brunel reacts just before a Six Nations tournament match. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Rugby Union - RugbyU: Brunel bidding to leave Bordeaux in top six

French Rugby Union national team coach Jacques Brunel poses during a photo session in Paris, on December 27, 2017. Guy Noves was sacked on December 27, 2017 as France coach after two torrid years at the helm with former Italy boss Jacques Brunel named as his successor, French rugby federation president Bernard Laporte announced. Brunel, 63, joins the national set-up from Top 14 side Bordeaux-Begles just five weeks before France face Ireland in their Six Nations opener. (AFP Photo/JOEL SAGET)

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations tournament - France vs Italy

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - France vs Italy - Stade de France, Paris, France - 6/2/16. Italy's head coach Jacques Brunel reacts just before a Six Nations tournament match. Picture taken February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2015 file photo, Italy's coach Jacques Brunel awaits the start of their Six Nations rugby union international match against Scotland at Murrayfield stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland. French Rugby Federation President Bernard announced Wednesday Dec. 27, 2017, that France rugby coach Guy Noves has been fired two years after taking the job and replaced by Jacques Brunel. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

(L-R) Captains from Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, New Zealand, France, Ireland, England, Canada, Australia, US Wales and Spain pose with the trophy in Dublin ahead of the women's rugby union World Cup on August 6, 2017

(L-R) Captains from Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, New Zealand, France, Ireland, England, Canada, Australia, US Wales and Spain pose with the trophy in Dublin ahead of the women's rugby union World Cup on August 6, 2017

(L-R) Captains from Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, New Zealand, France, Ireland, England, Canada, Australia, US Wales and Spain pose with the trophy in Dublin ahead of the women's rugby union World Cup on August 6, 2017 (AFP Photo/Paul FAITH)

(L-R) Captains from Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, New Zealand, France, Ireland, England, Canada, Australia, US Wales and Spain pose with the trophy in Dublin ahead of the women's rugby union World Cup on August 6, 2017

Italy's Sergio Parisse, 2nd from right, is tackled by South Africa players during an international rugby union test match between Italy and South Africa at the Euganeo stadium in Padua, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (Bolzoni/ANSA via AP)

Italy's Simone Ferrari, bottom, is tackled during an international rugby union test match between Italy and South Africa at the Euganeo stadium in Padua, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (Bolzoni/ANSA via AP)

Rugby Union - RugbyU: South Africa crush Italy 35-6

South African centre Jesse Kriel (C) is tackled by Italian second row Dean Budd and Italian fullback Jayden Hayward during a Rugby union test match between Italy and South Africa at the Euganeo Stadium in Padova on November 25, 2017. (AFP Photo/MIGUEL MEDINA)

Scotland's Alex Dunbar in action

Britain Rugby Union - Scotland v Italy - Six Nations Championship - BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland - 18/3/17 Scotland's Alex Dunbar in action Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith Livepic

Italy's scrum-half Marco Fuser (L) is tackled by Argentina's centre Matias Orlando during their rugby union Test match, at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, on November 18, 2017

Italy's scrum-half Marco Fuser (L) is tackled by Argentina's centre Matias Orlando during their rugby union Test match, at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, on November 18, 2017 (AFP Photo/ANDREAS SOLARO)

Italy's scrum-half Marco Fuser (L) is tackled by Argentina's centre Matias Orlando during their rugby union Test match, at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, on November 18, 2017

Italy's scrum-half Marco Fuser (L) is tackled by Argentina's centre Matias Orlando during their rugby union Test match, at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, on November 18, 2017

Argentina's scrum-half Martin Landajo (C) holds the ball before a scrum during their rugby union Test match against Italy, at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, on November 18, 2017

Argentina's scrum-half Martin Landajo (C) holds the ball before a scrum during their rugby union Test match against Italy, at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, on November 18, 2017

Argentina's scrum-half Martin Landajo (C) holds the ball before a scrum during their rugby union Test match against Italy, at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, on November 18, 2017

Argentina's scrum-half Martin Landajo (C) holds the ball before a scrum during their rugby union Test match against Italy, at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, on November 18, 2017 (AFP Photo/ANDREAS SOLARO)

Italy head coach Conor O'Shea during the warm up before the game

Britain Rugby Union - England v Italy - Six Nations Championship - Twickenham Stadium, London - 26/2/17 Italy head coach Conor O'Shea during the warm up before the game Reuters / Toby Melville Livepic

Italy head coach Conor O'Shea before the match

Rugby Union - Italy v Wales - Six Nations Championship - Stadio Olimpico, Rome - 5/2/17 Italy head coach Conor O'Shea before the match Reuters / Alessandro Bianchi Livepic

Rugby Union - RugbyU: Argentina score three tries to continue mastery over Italy

Argentina's full back Joaquin Tuculet runs with the ball to score a try during the International Rugby Union Test match between Italy and Argentina at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence on November 18, 2017. (AFP Photo/ANDREAS SOLARO)

Fiji's Frank Lomani, left, tackled by Italy's Carlo Canna during a rugby union international match between Fiji and Italy in Catania, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Italy ended a nine-test losing streak when it beat Fiji 19-10 in the first of its November tests on Saturday. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)

Fiji's Frank Lomani, left, tackled by Italy's Carlo Canna during a rugby union international match between Fiji and Italy in Catania, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Italy ended a nine-test losing streak when it beat Fiji 19-10 in the first of its November tests on Saturday. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)

Fiji's Frank Lomani passes the ball during a rugby union international match between Fiji and Italy, in Catania, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Italy ended a nine-test losing streak when it beat Fiji 19-10 in the first of its November tests on Saturday. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)

Fiji's Frank Lomani passes the ball during a rugby union international match between Fiji and Italy, in Catania, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Italy ended a nine-test losing streak when it beat Fiji 19-10 in the first of its November tests on Saturday. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)

Fiji's Leone Nakarawa, center, runs on his way to score a try during a rugby union international match between Fiji and Italy, in Catania, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Italy ended a nine-test losing streak when it beat Fiji 19-10 in the first of its November tests on Saturday. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)

Fiji's Leone Nakarawa, center, runs on his way to score a try during a rugby union international match between Fiji and Italy, in Catania, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Italy ended a nine-test losing streak when it beat Fiji 19-10 in the first of its November tests on Saturday. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)

Fiji's Leone Nakarawa, left, is tackled by Italy's Sergio Parisse during a rugby union international match in Catania, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Italy ended a nine-test losing streak when it beat Fiji 19-10 in the first of its November tests on Saturday. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)

Fiji's Leone Nakarawa, left, is tackled by Italy's Sergio Parisse during a rugby union international match in Catania, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Italy ended a nine-test losing streak when it beat Fiji 19-10 in the first of its November tests on Saturday. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)

Italy's Sergio Parisse, left, and Dean Budd celebrate their side's 19-10 win over Fiji at the end of a rugby union international match in Catania, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Italy ended a nine-test losing streak when it beat Fiji 19-10 in the first of its November tests on Saturday. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)

Italy's Sergio Parisse, left, and Dean Budd celebrate their side's 19-10 win over Fiji at the end of a rugby union international match in Catania, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Italy ended a nine-test losing streak when it beat Fiji 19-10 in the first of its November tests on Saturday. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)

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