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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

80'
Penalty Goal

Thomas Ramos kicks the penalty.

78'
Conversion

George Ford has kicked a conversion.

75'
Try

A series of passes by England results in a try for Tommy Freeman

74'

A gap opened in the defence and Tommy Freeman took full advantage.

74'

Marcus Smith played a key part in that try.

74'

Thomas Ramos takes the penalty but the ball didn't come round, staying right of the posts.

70'

France make a substitution with Paul Boudehent coming on.

69'

France make a substitution with Gregory Alldritt coming off.

69'

England make a substitution with Danny Care coming on.

69'

England make a substitution with Alex Mitchell coming off.

69'

England make a substitution with Alex Dombrandt coming on.

66'

England make a substitution with Sam Underhill coming off.

66'

France make a substitution with Maxime Lucu coming on.

66'

France make a substitution with Nolann Le Garrec coming off.

66'

The defensive line has been broken as Damian Penaud goes through the gap.

64'

France sub Georges-Henri Colombe comes onto the field.

61'

Uini Atonio departs for France.

61'

France sub Alexandre Roumat comes onto the field.

61'

Charles Ollivon departs for France.

61'
Conversion

The France supporters go wild as Thomas Ramos successfully kicks the conversion.

61'
Try

Great hands by France leads to a try for Gael Fickou

59'

Damian Penaud played a key part in that try.

59'

The defensive line has been broken as Damian Penaud goes through the gap.

59'

Manu Tuilagi comes on for England.

59'

Henry Slade leaves the field.

59'

Yoram Moefana comes on for France.

59'

Nicolas Depoortere leaves the field.

59'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Thomas Ramos kicks the conversion.

56'
Try

A penetrating move by France results in a try for Leo Barre.

55'

What a run here by Leo Barre as they get over the gainline!

55'

That's a great try assist by Charles Ollivon.

55'

Ethan Roots comes on.

54'

Ollie Chessum comes off.

54'

England decide to make a substitution, with Theo Dan getting some game time.

49'

England decide to make a substitution, with Jamie George being replaced.

49'

England decide to make a substitution, with Will Stuart getting some game time.

49'

England decide to make a substitution, with Dan Cole being replaced.

49'

England decide to make a substitution, with Joe Marler getting some game time.

49'

England decide to make a substitution, with Ellis Genge being replaced.

49'

France decide to make a substitution, with Romain Taofifenua getting some game time.

47'

France decide to make a substitution, with Emmanuel Meafou being replaced.

47'

France decide to make a substitution, with Peato Mauvaka getting some game time.

47'

France decide to make a substitution, with Julien Marchand being replaced.

47'

France decide to make a substitution, with Sebastien Taofifenua getting some game time.

47'

France decide to make a substitution, with Cyril Baille being replaced.

47'
Conversion

George Ford adds the two points for England.

47'
Try

Slick passing by England leads to a try for Marcus Smith.

45'

Spellbinding play by Ben Earl is finished off with a try.

45'

Ben Earl makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

45'

Tommy Freeman makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

44'
Conversion

George Ford adds the two points for England.

42'
Try

The pick and go results in a try for England as Ollie Lawrence goes over.

41'

Alex Mitchell played a key part in that try.

41'

Fabulous play by England has led to Sam Underhill being able to wriggle through a gap.

41'

Fabulous play by England has led to Tommy Freeman being able to wriggle through a gap.

41'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40'
Conversion

George Ford adds the two points for England.

40'
Try

Incisive passing by England is finished off by Ollie Lawrence, as they goes over for the try.

40'

Fabulous play by England has led to Ollie Lawrence being able to wriggle through a gap.

39'

That's a great try assist by Henry Slade.

39'
Penalty Goal

Thomas Ramos has kicked a penalty goal.

35'
Penalty Goal

The France supporters go wild as Thomas Ramos successfully kicks the penalty goal.

31'

Trouble here as Francois Cros breaches the defence.

29'

This is dangerous for the defence as Damian Penaud bursts through to advance the France attack.

24'

This is dangerous for the defence as Ollie Lawrence bursts through to advance the England attack.

24'
Conversion

Thomas Ramos makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

20'
Try

A wonderful passing move by France is finished off by Nolann Le Garrec

18'

Leo Barre sets up the try.

18'

This is dangerous for the defence as Gael Fickou bursts through to advance the France attack.

18'
Penalty Goal

Thomas Ramos does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

17'
Penalty Goal

George Ford makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.

11'

Marcus Smith comes on for England.

7'

George Furbank leaves the field.

7'

The defensive line has been broken as Nicolas Depoortere goes through the gap.

0'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

England v France

Six Nations - Round 5
Sat 16th March 2024, 04:00pm
Groupama Stadium

Points Flow Chart

 
France
England
France
Time in lead
England
44
Mins in lead
26
55%
% Of Game In Lead
33%
67%
Possession Last 10 min
33%
3
Points Last 10 min
7

Key Events

Full Time
Ramos
33 - 31
78'
Ford
75'
30 - 31
Freeman
74'
30 - 29
Ramos
30 - 24
61'
Fickou
28 - 24
59'
Ramos
23 - 24
56'
Barre
21 - 24
55'
Ford
47'
16 - 24
Smith
45'
16 - 22
Ford
42'
16 - 17
Lawrence
41'
16 - 15
Half Time
Ford
40'
16 - 10
Lawrence
40'
16 - 8
Ramos
16 - 3
35'
Ramos
13 - 3
31'
Ramos
10 - 3
20'
Le Garrec
8 - 3
18'
Ramos
3 - 3
17'
Ford
11'
0 - 3
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
2.6
9
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
4.6
6
Entries

Attack Profile

France
England
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Defence Profile

France
England
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
46%
36%
3-6 secs
25%
32%
6+ secs
26%
30%
91
Rucks Won
49

Last 5 Penalties

53'
67'
69'
72'
76'
France
England

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Who Will Win?

On Saturday 16th March, France host England at Parc OL in the final round of the 2024 Six Nations Championship.

France will enter this clash as the favourites. They’ve had the edge over England in recent years and, even without their talismanic captain Antoine Dupont, they’ll likely have too much for Steve Borthwick’s men.

However, an England victory here wouldn’t be an outright shock. After all, England recovered from a poor start to 2023 and eventually finished third at the Rugby World Cup after claiming victory in the Bronze Final.

Think you know which way France vs England will go? Vote in our poll.

Head-to-Head

Recent battles between France and England have been close. Across the last five France vs England games, Les Bleus have claimed three victories while England have claimed two. During this time period, France have averaged 28 points per match, while England have averaged 17.

History tells us that home advantage could be important here, too. After all, the home team has won 80% of the last five encounters between these two sides.

Team Form

France are coming into the 2024 Six Nations with a point to prove. They lost their Six Nations title to Ireland last year and then followed this up with a disappointing home Rugby World Cup, where they were eliminated by South Africa at the quarter-final stage. As a result, this competition is the perfect time for Fabien Galthié’s men to prove they’re still the best side in the northern hemisphere.

Meanwhile, England are in transition. Since Steve Borthwick took the head coach’s job, he’s revitalised the team and he led them to a third-place finish at the Rugby World Cup. For him and his talented England side, this competition is the perfect opportunity to silence the critics who remain unconvinced by his kicking-heavy gameplan.

Below our team form guide, you can see in-depth stats about how the two sides have performed in their last five games, including stats about the number of tries they’ve scored, their overall points difference and the number of times they’ve scored the first try. We’ve also detailed how often each team has scored the first points in a game and how often they’ve won the race to 10 points.

Player Head-to-Head

France vs England matches can be cagey affairs. Occasionally there’s very little to separate these two sides, meaning head coaches are searching for one moment of magic.

With this in mind, here’s how Thomas Ramos and Owen Farrell have performed in recent meetings between the two teams. Could either one of these players win the game for their country?

Other Fixtures

England vs France clashes are often the highlight of the Six Nations Championship. However, although this game is undoubtedly important, it also takes place during a weekend that is packed with action.

So, take a look at all the latest fixtures and results at both club and international level. This way, you can plan your weekend!

When did France first play England? When did France first play England?

The first France vs England game took place in 1906 at the Parc des Princes. England won this game 35-8.

Who has won more games against the other, France or England? Who has won more games against the other, France or England?

Since 1906, France and England have faced each other 110 times. England have won 60 of these clashes, while France have won 43 and a further seven have ended in a draw.

Does France vs England go by any other names? Does France vs England go by any other names?

Yes. Due to the long history between the two sides, fans have come up with several informal ways of referring to the encounter. Popular names include ‘Le Crunch’ and ‘the Eurostar Trophy’.

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