ENGLAND face France in the Autumn Nations Cup final at Twickenham TODAY.
The competition has replaced the usual Autumn Internationals this year after the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the rugby schedule.
England will have home advantage for the Autumn Nations Cup finalCredit: EPA
And Eddie Jones’ Red Rose have been in imperious form, beating Wales, Ireland and Georgia to set up this finale with Les Bleus.
When is England vs France?
- Both teams have won three from three in the competition and meet at the Home of Rugby in West London.
- They will go head-to-head on Sunday, December 6.
- Kick-off is at 2pm GMT.
How can I watch on TV or live stream?
Sadly this game isn’t being broadcast on TV here in the UK.
It is instead being streamed on Amazon Prime and is therefore available across all their compatible devices.
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What is the team news?
England: Elliot Daly; Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Owen Farrell (captain), Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Joe Launchbury, Tom Curry, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola.
Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Joe Marler, Will Stuart, Jonny Hill, Ben Earl, Dan Robson, Max Malins, Joe Marchant.
- England to win – 1/14
- France victory – 7/1
- Tie – 40/1
*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.
Here’s how the visitors line up this afternoon.
1 Kolingar, 2 Bourgarit, 3 Aldegheri, 4 Geraci, 5 Pesenti, 6 Woki, 7 Jelonch, 8 Tolofua, 9 Couilloud, 10 Jalibert, 11 Villiere, 12 Danty, 13 Moefana, 14 Raka, 15 Dulin
16 Mauvaka, 17 Neti, 18 Atonio, 19 Ducat, 20 Macalou, 21 Bezy, 22 Carbonel, 23 Barassi
Here’s the England side that Eddie Jones has named for today’s game.
1 Genge, 2 George, 3 Sinckler, 4 Itoje, 5 Launchbury, 6 Curry, 7 Underhill, 8 Vunipola, 9 Youngs, 10 Ford, 11 May, 12 Farrell, 13 Slade, 14 Watson, 15 Daly.
16 Cowan-Dickie, 17 Marler, 18 Stuart, 19 Hill, 20 Earl, 21 Robson, 22 Malins, 23 Marchant
Welcome to our live coverage of England against France in the final of the Autumn Nations Cup.
Both sides are unbeaten so far in the tournament, although France were given an automatic 28-0 victory over Fiji, who suffered a Coronavirus outbreak in their camp.
England have been forced into a couple of changes for this afternoon’s final.
Mako Vunipola has been ruled out with an achilles problem, with Ellis Genge in to replace him.
Jonathan Joseph also misses out through injury, with Anthony Watson playing on the wing in his place.
2000 fans will be in attendance this afternoon at Twickenham, for a game that England are expected to win comfortably.
France’s total squad have just 68 caps between them, as there is an agreement with the Top 14 clubs in France that players are not allowed to play in more than three international games.
That isn’t to say that today’s game will be a walkover, as the French have built a good reputation for playing fast flowing rugby.
Kick off is at 2pm and the team news will be next.
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