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England vs France: Six Nations live scores, blog

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10th February, 2019

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Match result:

England have defeated France in their Round 2 Six Nations clash, 44 points to 8 at Twickenham.

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Final score
England 44
France 8

Match preview:

Coming off vastly different beginnings to the Six Nations, England and France clash at Twickenham, in the final game of week two. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 2am AEDT.

While Eddie Jones’ men clinically defeated Ireland in Dublin a week ago, the French surrendered a 16-0 lead at halftime to lose 24-19 to Wales at home.

France have lost nine of their last 12 against England, with their last win at Twickenham not since 2005, while more recently, the English have won five of their last six.

Overnight results mean that if the French take a bonus point win or win by 18+, and deny England a losing bonus point, they’ll jump to second on the ladder, while England would move to first with a victory.


Should the home team lose by nine or more, they’ll drop to fourth, behind Wales, Scotland and France.

In team news: Jack Nowell has been dropped from England’s starting team, in favour of Chris Ashton on the right wing.

Maro Itoje’s knee injury rules him out, instead Courtney Lawes slots into the second row, and Ben Moon, Dan Cole and Joe Launchbury fill the bench.

The visitors make six changes: Mathieu Bastareaud notably comes in at centre for the injured Wesley Fofana and Uini Atonio is replaced at tighthead by Demba Bamba, as Geoffrey Doumayrou takes over at inside centre, and Yacouba Camara is in for Wenceslas Lauret at six.

Finally, Maxime Medard’s injury issues cause Gael Fickou to take the left wing, Antoine Dupont moves onto the bench, Thomas Ramos fits in at 23, as Dorian Aldegheri and Pierre Bourgarit round out the replacements, filling in for Baptiste Serin and Julian Marchand who are cut from the team.

England’s clinical showing last week has them heavy favourites, and not many people would argue with that.

England by 16.

Time: 2am AEDT.
Venue: Twickenham Stadium.
Odds: England $1.14, France $5.75.
Ref: Nigel Owens.


1. Mako Vunipola
2. Jamie George
3. Kyle Sinckler
4. Courtney Lawes
5. George Kruis
6. Mark Wilson
7. Tom Curry
8. Billy Vunipola
9. Ben Youngs
10. Owen Farrell (capt)
11. Jonny May
12. Manu Tuilagi
13. Henry Slade
14. Chris Ashton
15. Elliot Daly

16. Luke Cowan-Dickie
17. Ben Moon
18. Dan Cole
19. Joe Launchbury
20. Nathan Hughes
21. Dan Robson
22. George Ford
23. Jack Nowell

1. Jefferson Poirot
2. Guilhem Guirado
3. Demba Bamba
4. Sebastien Vahaamahina
5. Felix Lambey
6. Yacouba Camara
7. Arthur Iturria
8. Louis Picamoles
9. Morgan Parra
10. Camille Lopez
11. Gael Fickou
12. Geffroy Doumayrou
13. Mathieu Bastareaud
14. Damien Penaud
15. Yoann Huget

16. Pierre Bourgarit
17. Dany Priso
18. Dorian Aldegheri
19. Paul Willemse
20. Gregory Alldritt
21. Antoine Dupont
22. Romain Ntamack
23. Thomas Ramos

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