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04 Feb 2019 by Adam Evans

2019 Six Nations Championship – England vs France Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is England vs France taking place? Sunday 10th February, 15:00

Where is England vs France taking place? Twickenham Stadium

What is the expected weather at England vs France? Light showers and sunny spells with a temperature of 9c

What channel is England vs France on? ITV 1

Where can I stream England vs France? England vs France can be streamed via BBC iPlayer

Where can I get tickets for England vs France? https://www.eticketing.co.uk/rfu/Events/Index

LAST MEETING
France beat England 22-16

THE LOWDOWN

ENGLAND

  • England put in arguably one of their best performances of the Eddie Jones era to beat a world class Ireland side 33-20, gaining a bonus point for their troubles.
  • Emotions in the camp must be high, especially in a World Cup year, as England have already conquered their hardest test in that match away in Dublin, and they can go top at the weekend should Ireland beat Scotland.
  • Jones will have to replace forward Maro Itoje as he will certainly miss the next two games with medial ligament damage with Courtney Lawes, who was immense when he came on in Ireland, and Wasps' Joe Launchbury is the favourite to come into the matchday squad.

FRANCE

  • France were 16-0 up at half-time against Wales having put in one of their best Six Nations performances in recent years, but fell apart in the second to lose 24-19 after a terrible fumble by try-scorer Huget.
  • It is difficult to tell which half of their match in Paris is their true selves, with the first-half exacted by a torrent of Welsh mistakes, and the second a total falling-apart by Les Bleus.
  • France were in dismal form coming into this tournament, and have now won just one of their last eight competitive matches. They will be buoyed, however, by their defeat of England last year in Paris in a tense 22-16.

THE PREDICTION

Confidence must be sky high in the England camp right now, as they beat an Ireland side ranked above them in the world rankings, in Dublin, where the Irish had not lost for six years. The team were fantastic as a unit, rugged and ruthless in all areas, and they will be revelling the chance to face France who will be on the opposite end of the spectrum after their collapse in Paris. England should get revenge for their loss to Les Bleus last year that ended their Six Nations hopes, and they can go clear at the top should results go their way, with a hard-earned bonus-point victory at Twickenham.

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