England vs France takes place in the Six Nations rugby union game on Saturday afternoon in what is sure to be a fiercely fought encounter. France find themselves threatened with losing three straight games in this year’s Six Nations, and a visit to Twickenham against a currently unbeaten England side in this year’s tournament will give them no respite.
The game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. UK time and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.
France were left stunned by Italy in their opening game of this year’s tournament, losing to the Italians in Italy. They then returned home to Paris against a Welsh team that had lost eight straight games. However, in a tightly fought affair Wales came out on top, winning a rare game in Paris, and leaving the French 0-2 in this year’s tournament.
That has been a shock for the French fans after they entered the tournament as one of the favorites to win, having performed admirably against the Southern Hemisphere sides.
For the English it has been an opposite tale; some were unsure whether England could maintain the intensity they had shown coming into the tournament last year. However, they are currently the only side left unbeaten in this year’s tournament, having beaten Scotland at home in their opening game, and impressively defeating the Irish in Ireland two weeks ago.
England are now the only side left with a chance of taking the Grand Slam, but France would love to trash those hopes today.
France though have only won once at Twickenham since the Six Nations competition began, making England favorites to win today.
But England head coach Stuart Lancaster is not taking the French lightly. He said this week: "A France team coming to Twickenham with nothing to lose is a pretty dangerous proposition…It ain't going to be easy."
Former England player Jeremy Guscott has said prior to the game, "We could see a totally different France side turning up to the one that lost their opening two matches. That could affect England, but Stuart Lancaster has got them in such a good place right now. The captain Chris Robshaw leads by example, Owen Farrell kicks any penalty that's given to him and they have such cool heads for young inexperienced players. I see the momentum continuing to flow and at home England would be expected to win."