Six Nations: England v France team news, line-ups, quotes and statistics

The only other change from the team that beat Ireland last week is in the pack where second row Courtney Lawes replaces the injured Maro Itoje.

Front rows Dan Cole and Ben Moon, as well as second row Joe Launchbury, are also on the bench at Twickenham.

Centres Mathieu Bastareaud and Geoffrey Doumayrou are among six changes France have made after losing to Wales.

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In the pack, 20-year-old Demba Bamba starts at tight-head in place of Uini Atonio, flanker Yacouba Camara takes over from Wenceslas Lauret and lock Felix Lambey replaces Paul Willemse.

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Six Nations: England v France team news, line

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

Replacements: 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

France: 15-Yoann Huget, 14-Damian Penaud, 13-Mathieu Bastareaud, 12-Geoffrey Doumayrou, 11-Gael Fickou, 10-Camille Lopez, 9-Morgan Parra; 1-Jefferson Poirot, 2-Guilhem Guirado (captain), 3-Demba Bamba, 4-Sebastien Vahaamahina, 5-Felix Lambey, 6-Yacouba Camara, 7-Arthur Iturria, 8-Louis Picamoles

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Ireland v England: Team line-ups, kick

Our guide to Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium includes team news, predictions, statistics and more.

Ireland and England meet in a crunch showdown on the opening weekend of the 2019 Guineas Six Nations, with both sides desperate to launch a potential Grand Slam-winning campaign.

This preview pack will be updated all week to include the latest team news, quotes from coaches, key facts, the latest Sky Bet odds and the thoughts of our Tony Calvin to help you with your bets.’

The match, which takes place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, will start at 1645 GMT on Saturday February 2 and will be screened live on ITV 1.

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England’s 2019 Six Nations squad: Fixtures and latest team news ahead of France clash

In World Cup year, Eddie Jones’ men need a successful Six Nations as the Australian looks to finalise plans for rugby’s showpiece event in Japan.

The Six Nations is the last chance England will have to test themselves in a competition environment. It started perfectly last week with victory over Ireland in Dublin.

Last year England finished a disappointing fifth – a considerable fall from grace having previously won back-to-back Six Nations titles.

The pressure is now on Jones to deliver, not only Six Nations success, but, ultimately, World Cup glory.

England vs France LIVE: Six Nations rugby latest news, what time does it start, TV channel, how to watch online

France lost 24-19 to Wales in Paris last weekend after being 16-0 ahead at half-time and need a win to stay in realistic contention for the title, with Les Bleus recalling centre Mathieu Bastareaud. Follow the live updates below.

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Replacements: Pierre Bourgarit, Dany Priso, Dorian Aldegheri, Paul Willemse, Gregory Alldritt, Antoine Dupont, Romain Ntamack, Thomas Ramos

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England by seven: France will not be blown away as easily as many have suggested, but it’s hard to see where Brunel’s side will dominate at a stadium where they have not beaten England since 2005. If England can produce a similar performance to that in Dublin last weekend, they will romp to victory. But if they falter, France will be there to pick up the pieces.

  • Publisher: The Independent
  • Date: 2019-02-10T09:27:53+00:00
  • Author: Jack de Menezes
  • Twitter: @independent
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