France v England

Date:

Venue: Stade de France, Paris

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Attendance: 80,000

France v England Match Reports

In a see-saw match, which saw France race into an early lead only to be pegged back and then overtaken by England, it was France that ended victorious thanks to a dramatic late try by teenage centre Gael Fickou. After a thrilling 80 minutes of rugby, the match ended 26-24 in France's favour. A selection of match reports is listed below:

France v England Match Highlights

France v England Match Statistics

France 26 (16)
Tries: Huget (2), Fickou
Conversions: Medard
Penalties: Doussain (2), Medard

England 24 (8)
Tries: Brown, Burrell
Conversions: Farrell
Penalties: Farrell (2), Goode
Drop-goals: Care

Man of the Match: Yoann Huget (France)

France v England - Team Line-ups

France Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1. Thomas Domingo
  • 2. Benjamin Kayser
  • 3. Nicolas Mas
  • 4. Alexandre Flanquart
  • 5. Pascal Pape (Captain)
  • 6. Yannick Nyanga
  • 7. Bernard Le Roux
  • 8. Louis Picamoles

Backs

  • 9. Jean-Marc Doussain
  • 10. Jules Plisson
  • 11. Maxime Medard
  • 12. Wesley Fofana
  • 13. Mathieu Bastareaud
  • 14. Yoann Huget
  • 15. Brice Dulin

Replacements

  • 16. Dimitri Szarzewski
  • 17. Yannick Forestier
  • 18. Rabah Slimani
  • 19. Yoann Maestri
  • 20. Antoie Burban
  • 21. Damien Chouly
  • 22. Maxime Machenaud
  • 23. Gael Fickou

England Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1. Joe Marler
  • 2. Dylan Hartley
  • 3. Dan Cole
  • 4. Joe Launchbury
  • 5. Courtney Lawes
  • 6. Tom Wood
  • 7. Chris Robshaw (Captain)
  • 8. Billy Vunipola

Backs

  • 9. Danny Care
  • 10. Owen Farrell
  • 11. Jonny May
  • 12. Billy Twelvetrees
  • 13. Luther Burrell
  • 14. Jack Nowell
  • 15. Mike Brown

Replacements

  • 16. Tom Youngs
  • 17. Mako Vunipola
  • 18. Henry Thomas
  • 19. Dave Attwood
  • 20. Ben Morgan
  • 21. Lee Dickson
  • 22. Brad Barritt
  • 23. Alex Goode
 

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