France vs England rugby Six Nations prediction, TV live streaming, start time, team news, betting tips and odds

tom dutton
Evening Standard
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England will aim to bounce back from only their second defeat under Eddie Jones when they travel to France on Saturday.

The Red Rose were beaten 25-13 last month to end their hopes of a second Grand Slam in three years, but a historic third straight Six Nations title remains possible.

Jones has dropped vice-captain Mike Brown and moved Anthony Watson off the wing for the trip to Paris. Ben Te’o takes over from Jonathan Joseph at outside centre and Jonny May switches wings, allowing Elliot Daly to come back in on the left flank.

The England head coach will hope the changes will prompt a response from his side, who will be led on the field by Owen Farrell following Dylan Hartley's calf injury.

Jones said: "Dylan is not fit enough to be waterboy on Saturday, let's put it that way. We'll see how he goes next week. He started running today and we're obviously hopeful he's going to be fit (to play against Ireland)."

When is the game?

The game will be played on Saturday March 10. Kick-off is at 4:45pm.

Will it be shown on TV?

The clash will be shown on ITV 1, with coverage starting at 4pm.

Alternatively, you can follow the game LIVE via Standard Sport's Six Nations blog.

Starting line-ups

England

France

Watson

15

Bonneval

May

14

Fall

Te'o

13

Bastareaud

Farrell

12

Doumayrou

Daly

11

Grosso

Ford

10

Trinh-Duc

Care

9

Machenaud

M Vunipola

1

Poirot

George

2

Guirado

Cole

3

Slimani

Launchbury

4

Gabrillagues

Itoje

5

Vahaamahina

Lawes

6

Lauret

Robshaw

7

Camara

Hughes

8

Tauleigne

England replacements: Reps: Cowan-Dickie, Marler, Sinckler, Brown, Haskell, Simmonds, Wigglesworth, Joseph

France replacements: Pelissie, Priso, Gomes Sa, Taofifenua, Galletier, Couilloud, Beauxis, Fickou

Head to head

Prediction

Betting odds (provided by betfair)

France: 5/2

Draw: 25/1

England: 4/11

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