Six Nations: 21 humiliating stats and facts following England’s record loss to France
England fell to a record 53-10 defeat to an outstanding France side in Round Four of the Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday.
Planet Rugby takes a look through the stats and facts behind the embarrassing loss to Les Bleus.
England v France stats and facts
3 – England spent 3 minutes and 11 seconds in the French 22 and scored 10 points.
3 – Lewis Ludlam and Kyle Sinckler conceded three penalties each, more than half the side’s overall total.
4 – France averaged four points per visit to the English 22.
5 – Sinckler missed five of his 14 attempted tackles.
26 – The total number of tackles England missed.
7 – The number of tries Les Bleus scored, with Charles Ollivon, Thibaud Flament and Damian Penaud all grabbing two.
1 – This is the first time ever in a Six Nations match that France have had three different players score two tries apiece.
5 – The last time France crossed for four tries in a Six Nations match against England was back in 2015; Les Bleus scored five in a 55-35 loss.
9 – The number of times in succession that England had beaten France at Twickenham.
11 – Steve Borthwick’s side conceded 11 penalties in total against Fabien Galthie’s charges.
24 – How many points England were down at half-time (27-3).
England have only trailed by more than 24 at the halftime break three times before: at Brisbane in 1998, at Dunedin in 2004 and at Bloemfontein in 2007. At Twickenham the biggest HT deficit had been 5-28 to NZ in 2006.
— Stuart Farmer (@Stu_Farmer) March 11, 2023
1 – That is their highest interval deficit at Twickenham in any fixture.
25 – The previous record number of points that the Red Rose lost to France. That was all the way back in 1972.
41 – The number of times Galthie’s side kicked in the match, equally their record for the most kicks in a Six Nations match (also 41 v Wales in 2010).
43 – England’s new record margin of defeat to France and their biggest loss at Twickenham.
53 – The new record number of points scored against England at Twickenham.
2008 – South Africa held the previous record, claiming a 42-6 victory in November 2008.
23 – Thomas Ramos’ personal tally from the match after scoring a try, two penalties and six conversions.
-22 – England’s updated points difference on the Six Nations table after starting the round with a +21 differential.
2005 – The year that England last lost a Six Nations match to France at Twickenham. Les Bleus secured an 18-17 win that day, with Dimitri Yachvili scoring all of France‘s points.
2007 – The last time England lost to France at Twickenham. Les Bleus claimed the victory ahead of the Red Rose‘s home Rugby World Cup.
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