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France vs England Rugby | Six Nations | 11 Mar 2023

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France vs England Rugby: France will take on England in ‘Le Crunch’ at Stade de France on Super Saturday 11th March. This will be the final match of the 2023 Six Nations Championship. France will be bidding to claim their first Grand Slam in twelve years with victory in this match.

France and England have contested a total of 108 rugby test matches since their first meeting in 1906. England have won 60 of those matches, whilst France have won 41 matches. There have also been seven drawn matches between the two nations.

There is nothing like a weekend in Paris so don’t miss your chance to see this epic rivalry unfold.

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Venue: Stade de France, Paris

Kick-off: 8:00pm (GMT)

Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)

TV Coverage: Live on ITV (UK) an

The French team will round out this 2023 tournament with the perennial and unmissable Crunch at Stade de France. After a narrow defeat at Twickenham in the 2021 tournament, Les Bleus will be fired up to avenge that insult in this final match of the home competition, with the hopes of winning the 2023 edition.

England Jack Willis is back in the international fold for the first time in over a year after being named in the training squad ahead of this weekend’s Guinness Six Nations clash with France.

Willis suffered a serious injury in the 2023 Championship win over Italy at Twickenham, a game where he also scored his second international try.

He had to undergo surgery to repair the damage sustained to his left knee and a lengthy rehabilitation process.

But after a successful comeback for club side Wasps last month, England coach Eddie Jones has named him in the 34-man training squad for ‘Le Crunch’ where his team will aim to stop France claiming a first Grand Slam title since 2010

However, other than that there are no fresh injury headaches for the England coach ahead of their final game of the 2022 campaign.

France v England concludes the Championship on Saturday, kicking-off at 8pm GMT.

Full England squad for Guinness Six Nations match against France;

Forwards;
Alfie Barbeary (Wasps, uncapped)
Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 6 caps)
Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap)
Nic Dolly (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap)
Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 8 caps)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 35 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 65 caps)
Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 55 caps)
Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, 6 caps)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 70 caps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 92 caps)
Joe Marler (Harlequins, 78 caps)
Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 13 caps)
Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 51 caps)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 19 caps)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 27 caps)
Jack Willis (Wasps, 3 caps)

Backs;
Orlando Bailey (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Elliot Daly (Saracens, 56 caps)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 80 caps)
George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish, uncapped)
Louis Lynagh (Harlequins, uncapped)
Max Malins (Saracens, 14 caps)
Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 11 caps)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints,
Luke Northmore (Harlequins, uncapped)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 38 caps)
Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 5 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 47 caps)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 9 caps)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 9 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 116 caps)

 

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