Match Report – England 23 – 20 France

France denied first Twickenham win since 2007 after late Maro Itoje attempt in Six Nations; tries from Antoine Dupont and Damian Penaud, plus 10 factors from the boot of Matthieu Jalibert, regarded to have gotten France over the road; Anthony Watson additionally scored a attempt for England

Last Updated: 13/03/21 6:42pm

Maro Itoje's 77th-minute try, awarded on review by TMO Joy Neville, broke France hearts at Twickenham

Maro Itoje’s 77th-minute attempt, awarded on evaluate by TMO Joy Neville, broke France hearts at Twickenham

A Maro Itoje attempt with simply three minutes remaining denied France a primary Twickenham victory for 14 years, and likewise ended Les Bleus’ Grand Slam desires as England triumphed 23-20.

In a beautiful spectacle of attacking rugby, with France mesmeric in assault and England a lot improved on their shows within the championship up to now, the guests had regarded to have performed sufficient after tries from Antoine Dupont and Damian Penaud.

France’s excellent 22-yr-previous out-half Matthieu Jalibert additionally kicked two penalties and two conversions, however it will not show sufficient.

In addition to Itoje’s late effort, Anthony Watson notched a attempt for England, whereas skipper Owen Farrell kicked flawlessly from the tee, registering three penalties and two conversions.

At 4 factors behind with simply 5 minutes remaining, Farrell’s choice to kick to the nook as an alternative of lowering the deficit to a single level additionally proved impressed, as England clinched an excellent victory.

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