France v England

Date:

Venue: Stade de France, Paris

Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

France v England Match Reports

England raced into an early lead, scoring two converted tries inside 20 minutes, at the Stade de France. A tremendous test match then ensued as France tried to get themselves back on level terms. The match eventually ended in a 24-22 victory for England. A selection of match reports is listed below:

France v England Match Statistics

France (9) 22
Tries: Fofana
Conversions: Parra
Penalties: Beauxis 3, Dupuy, Parra

England (14) 24
Tries: Tuilagi, Foden, Croft
Conversions: Farrell 2
Penalties: Farrell

Man of the Match: Imanol Harinordoquy (France)

France Team Line up

Backs: 15 Clement Poitrenaud, 14 Vincent Clerc, 13 Aurelien Rougerie, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Julien Malzieu, 10 Lionel Beauxis, 9 Julien Dupuy

Forwards: 1 Jean Baptiste Poux, 2 Dimitri Szarzewski, 3 Nicolas Mas, 4 Pascal Pape, 5 Yoann Maestri, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (captain), 7 Julien Bonnaire, 8 Imanol Harinordoquy.

Replacements: 16 William Servat, 17 Vincent Debaty, 18 Lionel Nallet, 19 Louis Picamoles, 20 Morgan Parra, 21 Francois Trinh Duc, 22 Maxime Mermoz

England Team Line up

Backs: 15 Ben Foden, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Brad Barritt, 11 Charlie Sharples, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Lee Dickson

Forwards: 1 Alex Corbisiero, 2 Dylan Hartley, 3 Dan Cole, 4 Mouritz Botha, 5 Geoff Parling, 6 Tom Croft, 7 Chris Robshaw (captain), 8 Ben Morgan

Replacements: 16 Rob Webber, 17 Matt Stevens, 18 Tom Palmer, 19 Phil Dowson, 20 Ben Youngs, 21 Charlie Hodgson, 22 Mike Brown

 
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