England v France

Date:

Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

Attendance: 81,902

England v France Match Reports

England came from behind to beat France 19-16 in 'Le Crunch' at Twickenham on the opening day of the 2017 Six Nations Championship. England stuttered through the first half with France looking the more dangerous side, but the teams were tied 9-9 at half-time following three penalty kicks apiece. The first try of the match was scored by Rabah Slimani to give France the lead on the hour mark. Following a flurry of substitutions, Ben Te'o then scored a try in the 71st minute to give England the victory. A selection of match reports is listed below:

England v France - Match Highlights

England v France - Match Stats

England: (9) 19
Try: Te'o (71')
Conversion: Farrell (72')
Penalty: Farrell (10', 23', 55'), Daly (38')

France: (9) 16
Try: Slimani (60')
Conversion: Lopez (61')
Penalty: Lopez (7', 13', 20')

Man of The Match: Louis Picamoles (France)

England v France - Team Line-ups

England Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Joe Marler
  • 2 Dylan Hartley (CAPTAIN)
  • 3 Dan Cole
  • 4 Joe Launchbury
  • 5 Courtney Lawes
  • 6 Maro Itoje
  • 7 Tom Wood
  • 8 Nathan Hughes

Backs

  • 9 Ben Youngs
  • 10 George Ford
  • 11 Elliot Daly
  • 12 Owen Farrell
  • 13 Jonathan Joseph
  • 14 Jonny May
  • 15 Mike Brown

Replacements

  • 16 Jamie George
  • 17 Matt Mullan
  • 18 Kyle Sinckler
  • 19 Teimana Harrison
  • 20 James Haskell
  • 21 Danny Care
  • 22 Ben Te'o
  • 23 Jack Nowell

France Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Cyril Baille
  • 2 Guilhem Guirado (CAPTAIN)
  • 3 Uini Atonio
  • 4 Sebastien Vahaamahina
  • 5 Yoann Maestri
  • 6 Damien Chouly
  • 7 Kevin Gourdon
  • 8 Louis Picamoles

Backs

  • 9 Baptiste Serin
  • 10 Camille Lopez
  • 11 Virimi Vakatawa
  • 12 Gael Fickou
  • 13 Remi Lamerat
  • 14 Noa Nakaitaci
  • 15 Scott Spedding

Replacements

  • 16 Clement Maynadier
  • 17 Rabah Slimani
  • 18 Xavier Chiocci
  • 19 Arthur Iturria
  • 20 Loann Goujon
  • 21 Maxime Machenaud
  • 22 Jean Marc Doussain
  • 23 Yoann Huget
 
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