No matter the current standing table, the crunch remains one of the main event in any Six Nations, often England favorite with the French squad outsider.
Every Six Nations has his moment of suspense.
France didn’t win a Six Nations for more than 7 years, but was always the trouble maker against England to disturb sometimes the final celebration, England won the last two Six Nations after a long period in troubles, but look heads up since Eddie Jones managed the squad.
Having Ireland ahead, England stands in the second position and must win with a bonus point against France to hope winning the Six Nations, with eventually a failure from the Irish team.
15 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby 31 caps), 14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers 32 caps), 13 Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors 11 caps), 12 Owen Farrell (Saracens 56 caps) C, 11 Elliot Daly (Wasps 16 caps), 10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers 43 caps), 9 Danny Care (Harlequins 79 caps), 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens 47 caps) VC, 2 Jamie George (Saracens 23 caps), 3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers 80 caps), 4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps 50 caps), 5 Maro Itoje (Saracens 17 caps), 6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints 64 caps), 7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins 62 caps), 8 Nathan Hughes (Wasps 13 caps).
16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs 4 caps), 17 Joe Marler (Harlequins 54 caps), 18 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins 8 caps), 19 James Haskell (Wasps 75 caps), 20 Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs 5 caps), 21 Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens 29 caps), 22 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby 38 caps), 23 Mike Brown (Harlequins 67 caps).
Titulaires : Bonneval – Fall, Bastareaud, Doumayrou, Grosso – (o) Trinh-Duc, (m) Machenaud – Tauleigne, Camara, Lauret – Vahaamahina, Gabrillagues – Slimani, Guirado (cap), Poirot
Remplaçants : Pélissié, Priso, Gomes Sa, Taofifenua, Galletier, Couilloud, Beauxis, Fickou