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Guiness Six Nations - France v England - 2 FEB 2020
By RugbyFan
January 26 2020

England Six Nations 2020 Campaign starts this weekend in France.  

Guiness Six Nations 

France v England

Sunday 2nd February - Kick Off 1500

 Stade de France

Screened live on BBC.

 

England take on "Les Blues"  on their home turf at Stade de France, this Sunday and it should be a cracking game.

 

This is what Eddie had to say on the build up:- “It has been a massively exciting week for us. It is the start of the Guinness Six Nations, the best rugby tournament in the world. We have had a great preparation in Portugal with a quality  training week this week.


“We have really worried about ourselves, getting ourselves right.  We have picked a strong forward pack which is part of the England way and an exciting backline with young George Furbank playing his first Test at fullback.

“France can expect absolute brutality from England, we are going to go out there to make sure they understand what Test rugby is.It is about being brutal, it is about being physical and it is about dominating the set piece.”
 

 

And now some stats., for you:-

  • In the sides’ 20meetings in he SixNations, England hold the advantage-winning 13 clashes, with France gaining victory in the remaining seven matches
  • There has been a converted try or less between the sides in exactly half of their Six Nations meetings, with seven of those games ending with three points or fewer deciding the outcome of the match.

 

As I said it should be a cracking game, really looking forward to it and the Championship.

 

France: Bouthier; Thomas, Vakatawa, Fickou, Penaud; Ntamack, Dupont; Baille, Marchand, Haouas, Le Roux, Willemse, Cros, Ollivon (c), Alldritt.

Replacements: Mauvaka, Poirot, Bamba, Palu, Woki, Serin, Jalibert, Rattez.

 

England: Furbank; May, Tuilagi, Farrell (capt), Daly; Ford, B Youngs; Marler, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Ewels, Lawes, Underhill, Curry.

 

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Genge, Stuart, Kruis, Ludlam, Heinz, Devoto, Joseph