Rugby Union - Six Nations - France v Italy

1:30pm Saturday 4 February on BBC ONE

John Inverdale and guests are at Murrayfield for the start of the 2012 Six Nations. They will look ahead to what is set to be a fascinating tournament before handing to Gabby Logan for the first match of the championship between France and Italy in Paris.

Last year the Italians stunned the French by pulling off one of the biggest shocks in the tournament’s history with a thrilling 22-21 win in Rome. It was the Azzuri’s greatest victory and left Les Bleus in a state of shock. Then-coach Marc Lievremont immediately dropped six players and accused his squad of cowardice.

Philippe Saint-Andre is now in charge of a new-look team and will expect his side to bury the ghosts of that defeat by getting their Grand Slam bid off to solid start. Italy also have a new coach in Frenchman Jacques Brunel, who has an added incentive to lead his side to another famous victory.

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