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Re: England Team v France
Posted by: BathMatt53
Date: 09/03/2018 08:49
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"It's really funny Jones has challenged the back row to beat France with that style of play," Betsen, who won 63 caps for France between 1997 and 2007, told BBC Sport.

"France will target the breakdown and are going to follow what Scotland managed to do against England.

"In the back row England have got some second rows who maybe have less speed and who are really tall. It's a handicap for them in that aspect of the game.

"The French forwards are really effective in that area and especially a player like [prop] Jefferson Poirot.

"Wenceslas Lauret and Yacouba Camara are experts in the back row and Marco Tauleigne will bring a lot of dynamism in open play."

Robshaw was the only one of the three to claim a turnover against Scotland, with fellow flanker Lawes conceding three.

Over the first three rounds of the 2018 tournament, England have the worst success rate of all the Six Nations sides at the ruck.

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