England v France

Date:

Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Attendance: 82,319

England v France Match Reports

England beat France 55-35 in an enthralling match at Twickenham, but fell short of the 26-point margin needed to win the Six Nations title. England recorded their highest ever score against France – running in seven tries, including two from man-of-the-match Ben Youngs. However, five tries from France kept England within the all important 26-point margin and resulted in the title being won by Ireland. A selection of match reports is listed below:

England v France Match Highlights

England v France Match Statistics

England 55 (27)
Tries: B Youngs (2), Watson, Ford, Nowell (2), B Vunipola
Conversions: Ford (7)
Penalties: Ford (2)

France 35 (15)
Tries: Tillous-Borde, Nakaitaci, Mermoz, Debaty, Kayser
Conversions: Plisson (2)
Penalties: Plisson, Kockott

Man of the Match: Ben Youngs (England)

England Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Joe Marler
  • 2 Dylan Hartley
  • 3 Dan Cole
  • 4 Geoff Parling
  • 5 Courtney Lawes
  • 6 James Haskell
  • 7 Chris Robshaw (Captain)
  • 8 Billy Vunipola

Backs

  • 9 Ben Youngs
  • 10 George Ford
  • 11 Jack Nowell
  • 12 Luther Burrell
  • 13 Jonathan Joseph
  • 14 Anthony Watson
  • 15 Mike Brown

Replacements

  • 16 Tom Youngs
  • 17 Mako Vunipola
  • 18 Kieran Brookes
  • 19 Nick Easter
  • 20 Tom Wood
  • 21 Richard Wigglesworth
  • 22 Danny Cipriani
  • 23 Billy Twelvetrees

France Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Vincent Debaty
  • 2 Guilhem Guirado
  • 3 Nicolas Mas
  • 4 Alexandre Flanquart
  • 5 Yoann Maestri
  • 6 Thierry Dusautoir (Captain)
  • 7 Bernard Le Roux
  • 8 Loann Goujon

Backs

  • 9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde
  • 10 Jules Plisson
  • 11 Noa Nakaitaci
  • 12 Maxime Mermoz
  • 13 Gael Fickou
  • 14 Yoann Huget
  • 15 Scott Spedding

Replacements

  • 16 Benjamin Kayser
  • 17 Rabath Slimani
  • 18 Uini Atonio
  • 19 Romain Taofifenua
  • 20 Damien Chouly
  • 21 Rory Kockott
  • 22 Remi Tale
  • 23 Mathieu Bastareaud
 
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