FRA
No.Name
15Anthony Bouthier, FB
14Teddy Thomas, W
13Virimi Vakatawa, C
12Gael Fickou, C
11Vincent Rattez, W
T
10Romain Ntamack, FH
3
9Antoine Dupont, SH
1Cyril Baille, P
2Julien Marchand, H
3Mohammed Haouas, P
4Bernard Le Roux, L
5Paul Willemse, L
6François Cros, FL
7Charles Ollivon, FL
T
2
8Gregory Alldritt, N8
Replacements
16Peato Mauvaka, R
17Jefferson Poirot, R
18Demba Bamba, R
19Boris Palu, R
20Cameron Woki, R
21Baptiste Serin, R
22Matthieu Jalibert, R
23Arthur Vincent, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Stade de France
10:00 AM, February 2, 2020
Capacity: 78,750

Match Commentary

81'+124-17 End of second half
81'+124-17 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , England
80'That's it from ESPN's live coverage. Follow on for more Six Nations news and get your Round 2 fantasy rugby team in order before next week's round of fixtures!
80'England's Owen Farrell kicks a penalty to win his side a losing bonus point. Game over and France managed a fantastic win over their rivals on the opening Sunday of the Six Nations.
80'Player substituted - Virimi Vakatawa , France
80'Substitute on - Arthur Vincent , France
78'France victory seeming increasingly inevitable...and it's gone to Antoine Dupont's head! The Frenchman collects the ball inside his own try area and boots it out with the conviction of a man who knows he's just won...but there is still two minutes left. England scrum on 5, again.
77'Player substituted - Romain Ntamack , France
77'Substitute on - Matthieu Jalibert , France
76'Owen Farrell shows a great body feint to slip past the French line. He palms the ball off to the supporting Willi Heinz, who then passes to George Kruis. The England forward then powers through to the try line, but France keep him from touching it down. England scrum on the France five.
76'Player substituted - George Ford , England
76'Substitute on - Ollie Devoto , England
73'France forwards are eating up the time with slow, powerful short-lived drives. France then kick away and clear the lines. Time is ticking...
73'Player substituted - Kyle Sinckler , England
73'Substitute on - Will Stuart , England
71'England are spending a lot of time inside the French 22. The home side are trying to add that 'tough-to-beat' element and this is where it will count. Can they keep England out? France scrum seven metres out.
68'Time is running out for England...10 points down, just over 10 minutes left. The French crowd are not as loud as they were earlier.
67'Substitute on - Peato Mauvaka , France
67'Player substituted - Julien Marchand , France
65'24-14 Conversion - Owen Farrell , England
65'24-12 Try - Jonny May , England
64'Jonny May's magic strikes twice. He shows great speed, with little in front of him to suggest that he will score. But May doesn't care, he zooms his way around four French defenders to score. Is the comeback on?
62'Ill-discipline from France means Ollivion is summoned by referee Owens. No more silly business is the message.
62'Substitute on - Willi Heinz , England
62'Player substituted - Ben Youngs , England
59'France have been fantastic so far with May's magic the only thing able to get past them today.
58'24-7 Conversion - Owen Farrell , England
57'Jonny May gives a one-man show of brilliance to score England's first try of the Championship. He kicks past the French defenders and shows his speed, kicks again along the floor and wins the race before touching it down.
57'Player substituted - Paul Willemse , France
57'Substitute on - Boris Palu , France
57'24-5 Try - Jonny May , England
57'Substitute on - Cameron Woki , France
57'Player substituted - François Cros , France
56'Player substituted - Charlie Ewels , England
56'Substitute on - George Kruis , England
56'24-0 Conversion - Romain Ntamack , France
55'22-0 Try - Charles Ollivon , France
55'Player substituted - Courtney Lawes , England
55'Substitute on - Lewis Ludlam , England
54'Charles Ollivion started the play with a lineout and ended it with a try. His supporting play upfield ends in another score for the France captain. The two teams launch into a near-brawl in the corner with a fair amount of pushing and shoving. Referee Nigel Owens says punishment but gives the captains a talking to.
53'Another France turnover. Jonny May is stripped of the ball by Jefferson Poirot after nicely catching a high-kick.
52'Player substituted - Joe Marler , England
52'Substitute on - Ellis Genge , England
51'England's Ellis Genge fires in a big, committed tackle on Ntamack, with the French fly-half on the floor holding his knee. TMO decides the tackle is fine, but very close to be being late.
51'England's Furbank collects a high ball and is met with tonnes of French force in a powerful tackle. Well to international rugby George! The visitors are still looking for a breakthrough moment.
49'Player substituted - Mohammed Haouas , France
49'Substitute on - Demba Bamba , France
49'Player substituted - Cyril Baille , France
49'Substitute on - Jefferson Poirot , France
49'Substitute on - Luke Cowan-Dickie , England
49'Player substituted - Jamie George , England
48'England miss their opportunity. Itoje made a dive for the line from a ruck at the French try line and the home side turn the ball over.
47'Ford collects from the scrum and sprays the ball left to Joespeh who looks to complete a short dash to the line. An offside France defender tackles, with Joeseph drops the ball. England will get a second chance to make good of this opportunity. This has to get well for England to mount a comeback...
45'France give up a penalty, which seems better than giving up a try, but England decide to go for a scrum five metres out, rather than an easy three-point kick.
43'George Ford delivers a fantastic long kick to the corner. France struggle to deal with the resulting lineout and England collect. The ball is spending a while just inches short of the France try line...
41'We're underway in the second half. France blew a 16-point lead over Wales in last year's Championship. Will history repeat itself here?
41'+217-0 End of first half
40'England launch their final attack of the half. France smothered any attempt to make ground and push the visitors back. After 15 phases and a lot of short-runs, the visitors put the ball down after yet another French tackle.
40'17-0 Start of second half
37'England have been struggling with finding any space to kick and put the home side under pressure.
35'A scrum just inside England's half leads to Antoine Dupont managing a fantastic kick to the corner second before being tackled.
32'England's best attacking threat of the first half is dealt with by France. Daly powered forward at the France 5 metre line, with May trying once more to make ground on the other side also just moments later. But a France penalty ends the move and will make Eddie Jones' half time speech that much harder.
29'France's defence has been solid in these opening stages, shown by a period of strong, well-timed tackles. The home side are generally sharper to everything and are making good use of it.
26'What a rocket! Anthony Bouthier launched a kick that might as well have left the stadium it was so long. The ball left his boot at the France try line, and soared, rolled and bounced its way into touch well into England's 22.
24'England make some good field position after France forward Francois Cros enters the ruck when off his feet.
22'England are in trouble of a rout here unless they get their act together. France have been a strong force since the first whistle.
21'17-0 Conversion - Romain Ntamack , France
20'15-0 Try - Charles Ollivon , France
19'Captain Charles Ollivon scored a try, but under some controversy. Ollivon challenged an airball with Courtney Lawes. France pounced and Ollivon collected to score while England stopped playing, expecting it to be ruled out. TMO later decided that the Frenchman did not touch the ball, and awarded the ensuing try.
19'Captain Charles Ollivon scored a try, but under some controversy. Ollivon challenged an airball with Courtney Lawes. France pounced and Ollivon collected to score while England stopped playing, expecting it to be ruled out. TMO later decided that the Frenchman did not touch the ball, and awarded the ensuing try.
16'Substitute on - Jonathan Joseph , England
16'Player substituted - Manu Tuilagi , England
16'10-0 Penalty goal - Romain Ntamack , France
15'Worrying news for England fans... Manu Tulalagi has left the field. Jonathan Joseph replaces him.
14'France are really up for this. Thomas knocked a high kick at the England 22 back to captain Charles Ollivion, setting up a French attack near the England try line. France get penalty and fly-half Ntamack converts.
11'Gael Fickou delivered a long kick along the floor which rolled all the way through past the England try line and out of play. It's been a fast and furious start.
8'England charge back! The visiting forwards drove with power at the French line before spraying the ball out to debutant George Furbank, who dropped and knocked on a good opportunity to make the most of the move.
7'7-0 Conversion - Romain Ntamack , France
6'Wing Teddy Thomas broke free and made it to England's 10 metre line before being brought down. The ball made its way to the left flank, where Vincent Rattez drove inside two English defenders to score France's first try of the Six Nations.
6'5-0 Try - Vincent Rattez , France
3'It's been a lot of kicking so far, with the ball a little wet from the slight drizzle before kick-off. England are testing French hands.
1'England centre Owen Farrell gets us underway!
1'Players have warmed up, anthems have been belted and the fireball cannons are in full force...kick-off is imminent.
1'Today's game marks the beginning of France's four-year journey toward hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup, with new head coach Fabien Galthie naming 19 uncapped players in his Six Nations squad. It's certainly the dawning of a new era for the home side.
1'France have a poor recent record against England in the Six Nations. But they have managed slightly better results when playing their familiar foes at the Stade de France, winning three of their past six Championship fixtures there.
1'Eddie Jones' England side will be looking to rid any fears of a World Cup 'hangover' after falling short against South Africa in the 2019 final in November.
1'Hello and welcome to ESPN's live coverage of today's Six Nations clash between England and France. Kick-off is in 15 minutes.
1'0-0 Start of first half

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