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Sunday 10 February 2019, 10:00am EST

England v France

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  • FT
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
  • TRY!Owen Farrell
  • Yellow CardGael Fickou
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
  • HT
  • TRY!Henry Slade
  • TRY!Damian Penaud
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
  • TRY!Jonny May
  • TRY!Jonny May
  • Penalty GoalOwen Farrell
  • Penalty GoalMorgan Parra
  • Penalty GoalOwen Farrell
  • TRY!Jonny May
  • KO


Match Stats
Player Stats
Defenders beaten
Clean breaks
Turnovers conceded
Turnovers won
Missed tackles
England T C P
15 Elliot Daly 0 0 0
14 Chris Ashton 0 0 0
13 Henry Slade 1 0 0
12 Manu Tuilagi 0 0 0
11 Jonny May 3 0 0
10 Owen Farrell 1 3 2
9 Ben Youngs 0 0 0
1 Mako Vunipola 0 0 0
2 Jamie George 0 0 0
3 Kyle Sinckler 0 0 0
4 Courtney Lawes 0 0 0
5 George Kruis 0 0 0
6 Mark Wilson 0 0 0
7 Tom Curry 0 0 0
8 Billy Vunipola 0 0 0
16 Luke Cowan-Dickie 0 0 0
17 Ben Moon 0 0 0
18 Dan Cole 0 0 0
19 Joe Launchbury 0 0 0
20 Nathan Hughes 0 0 0
21 Dan Robson 0 0 0
22 George Ford 0 0 0
23 Jack Nowell 0 0 0
France T C P
15 Yoann Huget 0 0 0
14 Damian Penaud 1 0 0
13 Mathieu Bastareaud 0 0 0
12 Geoffrey Doumayrou 0 0 0
11 Gael Fickou 0 0 0
10 Camille Lopez 0 0 0
9 Morgan Parra 0 0 1
1 Jefferson Poirot 0 0 0
2 Guilhem Guirado 0 0 0
3 Demba Bamba 0 0 0
4 Sebastien Vahaamahina 0 0 0
5 Felix Lambey 0 0 0
6 Yacouba Camara 0 0 0
7 Arthur Iturria 0 0 0
8 Louis Picamoles 0 0 0
16 Pierre Bourgarit 0 0 0
17 Dany Priso 0 0 0
18 Dorian Aldegheri 0 0 0
19 Paul Willemse 0 0 0
20 Gregory Alldritt 0 0 0
21 Antoine Dupont 0 0 0
22 Romain Ntamack 0 0 0
23 Thomas Ramos 0 0 0


Six Nations

1 England 86 10
5 France 66 1
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  • There’s a week off now for the two sides but both return for taxing tests in a fortnight. France return home to host Scotland at the Stade de France, while England travel to Cardiff to lock horns with Wales. Until then, however, thank you for joining us!
  • The hosts fall just shy of their record margin of victory against France in London – the 37 points achieved a 37-0 win back in 2011. Somehow though, it’s hard to imagine they’ll be disappointed. France have lost two from two now, and with it, likely any hope of a great finish in this year’s tournament.
  • FULL-TIME: It’s an imperious performance from England as they swat aside Les Bleus in London to make it two wins from two in the 2019 Guinness Six Nations. A first-half hat-trick from Jonny May did the damage for Eddie Jones’ men and a relatively toothless attack from the visitors left them unable to unlock their opponents to any great effect. Owen Farrell and company march on; at full-time at Twickenham, it finishes England 44-8 France.
  • Two botched scrum attempts means it takes a while but eventually, the hosts get the ball out and Farrell boots it into touch to finish this 2019 Guinness Six Nations game!
  • England pick up a scrum just inside their own half after a quick exchange of kicks and the hosts will surely see this one out without conceding a late effort from Les Bleus.
  • France punt long downfield, chasing a final try to finish with a flourish. May accelerates down the other end however and touches down to put paid to any chance of another score for the visitors.
  • England win a turnover 10 yards out from the French line and opt for a line-out. They concede the scrum however and Les Bleus dig themselves out of their 22 as the clock winds down.
  • Robson fires a kick across to the left wing looking for May in space. Penaud doubles back however and bundles him into touch before he can speed away down the other end.
  • Into the final 10 minutes now and the hosts are still looking for one more try. France attempt a counter-move down the left wing but are flagged for a forward pass, with England awarded the scrum inside their own half.
  • There’s a break in play for an injury to Priso right now, which allows Robson to come on for his England debut in place of Youngs in the halves.
  • Les Bleus make two promising breaks through Picamoles now and get within the England 22, only for Lambey to drop a sitter of a close-range pass. England get the scrum in front of their own posts as a result.
  • In the middle of the park, France win a scrum and kick for the right wing from the base of it, with Penaud looking to capitalise on open space. He can’t catch the ball however and it tumbles into touch for a line-out.
  • Despite their overwhelming lead, England have actually had less of the ball in hand so far, with only 46 per cent of possession today.
  • The hosts now win a penalty from a scrum as they force a French collapse, toppling the opposition ruck like dominoes. They’re not too far away from cracking the half-century mark and they know it.
  • France have made some inroads into the England half now but don’t seem hugely clear on how best to unlock the home defence. Bastareaud is hit by a crunching tackle and almost put into orbit.
  • Cole is on for Sinckler as the hosts make another change.
  • CONVERSION: England 44-8 France. The half-back makes no mistake and adds two more points.
  • Try
    TRY: England 42-8 France. The try is awarded! Great work from Farrell there and he will now look to convert his own effort.
  • Has Farrell bagged himself a try? A penalty deep in England’s own half for a high shot by Bamba is taken quickly and the hosts break quickly. A grubber pushed towards the right corner allows May to chase but the winger slips in pursuit, leaving the captain in support to touch down instead. The referee wants a second look.
  • There’s a sudden bust-up between both sides, with an incident involving Sinckler looking to be the initial catalyst. The officials separate the two sides and it’s a penalty to France, with the England man avoiding a yellow card.
  • Farrell puts another kick down to the right wing and pins Les Bleus 5m out for a line-out.
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD: Fickou automatically receives a yellow card for his actions and France will be forced to play then next 10 minutes a man down.
  • Try
    PENALTY TRY: England 37-8 France. Slade with the interception! A brilliant break from the centre sees him tear downfield. He’s not fast enough himself and grubbers off the outside of his foot for Ashton to chase. Fickou tackles him without the ball however and referee Nigel Owens gives the penalty try!
  • Launchbury and Hughes both arrive now for England, the latter in place of Curry who is taken off for a blood injury with his face absolute covered in a mask of crimson.
  • The hosts are continuing to pepper their left wing and Penaud with the Frenchman pushing the ball into touch this time to avoid the risk of May pouncing on Farrell’s kick.
  • Moon arrives as the first change for England to replace Mako Vunipola.
  • Oh, a golden chance for England! Tuilagi spots the gap inside the France 22 and runs for the right wing, tossing a lovely offload out towards Ashton – but the winger can’t keep his grip on it and spills it into touch.
  • England kick us back underway for the second half in London. France have been forced into an early change after Huget failed a head injury assessment during the break, meaning Ramos has arrived to take his place.
  • It’s the first bonus point achieved through four tries for Eddie Jones’ side since they defeated Italy in last year’s competition 15-46 in Rome.
  • HALF-TIME: A Jonny May hat-trick ensures that England look well on their way to a comprehensive victory in London today, with an emphatic performance that has seen them disarm their visitors for the most part. Les Bleus have struck back once, with a neat effort to show they are not toothless – but for the most part, this has been one-way traffic for the hosts. At half-time at Twickenham, it’s England 30-8 France.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 30-8 France. Farrell curls the kick over from the touchline once more and the hosts take a 22-point lead in at the break.
  • Try
    TRY: England 28-8 France. Slade gets the bonus point try! An apparent obstruction can’t stop Ashton tearing through and he almost gets to the line himself in pursuit of a grubber from Youngs. The hosts stick it wide again to the left and the centre ducks under two tacklers to finish it off.
  • Parra slices the conversion attempt just wide of the left post so the score remains at a 15-point gap.
  • Try
    TRY: England 23-8 France. Les Bleus strike back! It’s a much-needed try for the visitors with a wonderful run from Huget down the right wing allowing Penaud to slip away down the right wing and slide over in the corner.
  • May looks to turn provider this time round, delivering a grubber through to the right wing for Ashton to chase. It runs a little too deep however and slips into touch for a French line-out 10 yards out from their own line.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 23-3 France. Farrell lands his first conversion of the game and the hosts are cruising right now.
  • Try
    TRY: England 21-3 France. A hat-trick inside half-an-hour for May! With no way through on the 22, Slade puts the ball up with a high bomb and Parra fumbles his take. It falls to Ashton who grubbers into open space on the left, where the winger outstrips the few straggling defenders and touches down for his third.
  • A break from Wilson! Farrell times an offload to the forward perfectly and England push France back inside their 22 on the run. Les Bleus hold firm for the moment however, with the hosts working their way through a dozen phases to no avail.
  • Farrell bounces his conversion attempt off the right post, but England remain firmly in control of this encounter.
  • Try
    TRY: England 16-3 France. It’s a second for May! The hosts win themselves a line-out and initially look to batter their way through the centre on the back of the maul. Farrell switches it back late two phases later however, throwing the ball back out wide to the winger on the left who squeaks in at the corner. It’s 11 tries in the last 12 tests for him now.
  • England are very fond of kicking from hand today and they pepper the left wing again on the back of a scrum. May can’t beat Penaud to this one and France just keep themselves in front of their own line.
  • The line-out is lazy however and England regather through Farrell after the ball from Guiardo sails past his teammates.
  • Great inventive play from Les Bleus sees them carve out some promising field position now inside the England 22 after Parra’s crossfield kick finds Fickou who then catches Tuilagi out with a grubber down the wing.
  • France’s first scrum on halfway takes a little bit of settling, with referee Nigel Owens wading in, before both sides return to firing field kicks back and forth.
  • The first lengthy exchange of box kicks sees both sides tussle for possession before Farrell nudges one effort a shade too long into the opposition in-goal area.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: England 11-3 France. Farrell opens up an eight-point game once more as he curls over a lovely kick.
  • The hosts pick up a penalty just inside the opposition half after Bamba is called for infringement in the air under a high bomb. Farrell again opts to go for goal as the rain worsens.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: England 8-3 France. Parra curls the kick between the sticks from the centre-right flank, just as the heavens open above Twickenham and an English winter downpour begins.
  • France pick up their first serious possession in the opposition half after pressuring Youngs into spilling the ball at a high kick. They win a penalty several phases later following advantage and Parra points to the sticks.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: England 8-0 France. From 30m out, back in front of the posts, Farrell makes no mistake and whips the ball between the uprights.
  • A penalty to England now, following a French forward coming off his feet in the tackle and failing to roll away. The hosts point to the sticks and Farrell will look to make up for his earlier miss.
  • A second French knock-on following the restart sees England handed the first scrum of the game and they try to execute a similar breakaway play down the left flank once more. Fickou is weary to the danger this time however and mops up the ball before May can reach it.
  • Farrell pushes the conversion wide at the far post by a matter of inches so the scores remain at a five-point gap.
  • Try
    TRY: England 5-0 France. What a start for the hosts! Guirado knocks on in midfield and the hosts break towards the opposition half. Daly grubbers through towards the left wing and May outstrips the rest of the chasers to touch down. Perfection for England!
  • France kick us off and we are underway in the last game of week two of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations.
  • The teams are out at Twickenham for the national anthems.
  • No player made more dominant tackles than Mako Vunipola in round one, with the England man managing nine. Mark Wilson also made seven dominant tackles.
  • Replacements: Pierre Bourgarit, Dany Priso, Dorian Aldegheri, Paul Willemse, Greg Alldritt, Antoine Dupont, Romain Ntamack, Thomas Ramos.
  • France: Yoann Huget, Damian Penaud, Mathieu Bastareaud, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Gael Fickou, Camille Lopez, Morgan Parra; Jefferson Poirot, Guilhem Guirado, Demba Bamba, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Felix Lambey, Yacouba Camara, Arthur Iturria, Louis Picamoles.
  • Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ben Moon, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury, Nathan Hughes, Dan Robson, George Ford, Jack Nowell.
  • England: Elliot Daly, Chris Ashton, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May, Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Courtney Lawes, George Kruis, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.
  • There are two changes for the hosts from the side victorious in Dublin, with Chris Ashton replacing Jack Nowell on the wing and Courtney Lawes in for the injured Maro Itoje. The visitors meanwhile make six swaps, with Mathieu Bastareaud – the man who helped mastermind that famous win last year – back into the centres for Les Bleus.
  • For Jacques Brunel, he will be hoping to replicate the feats achieved at the Stade de France by delivering a first win in London since 2005, and to revive his team’s hopes of an unlikely crown following their narrow loss against Wales last week.
  • For Eddie Jones, his side will be looking to banish memories of their defeat just under 12 months ago and to further preserve their excellent home record to boot, with England having only lost twice at Twickenham under his tenure.
  • With a major win already under their belts following their shock victory over competition favourites Ireland, the home side have a great chance to continue their preparations for the World Cup in Japan on a high note. To do so however, they will have to overcome a Les Bleus side who shocked them in Paris last year – and will be keen to get their campaign back on track too.
  • Hello and welcome to live coverage of week two of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations as England host France at Twickenham Stadium in London.

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