France vs England LIVE

France vs England LIVE

England vs France LIVE: Six Nations rugby latest, what time does it start, TV channel, how to watch online

Follow the latest updates live as England face France on Sunday afternoon looking to make it two out of two in the competition and follow up on their brilliant win against Ireland last weekend.

The hosts have won nine of the last 12 Six Nations matches against France but the visitors are always dangerous and will be smarting from last week’s narrow defeat by Wales, while England have named Chris Ashton in the starting line-up to make his first Six Nations start since 2013.

France lost 24-19 to Wales in Paris last weekend after being 16-0 ahead at half-time and need a win to stay in realistic contention for the title, with Les Bleus recalling centre Mathieu Bastareaud. Follow the live updates below.

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Back to matters at Twickenham, where Eddie Jones has warned of the dangers that lurk in the ‘shadows’ when complacency becomes an issue. After such an emphatic performance in Dublin, can England peak again on such a big stage? Jones certainly believes so.

Next it was off to Rome as Wales recorded their 10th straight victory to equal their longest winning run in their history, but the Scottish malaise had clearly spread across the mainland Europe as it was not a game that will live long in the memory.

Let’s take a look back at yesterday’s action. The day kicked off at Murrayfield as Ireland looked to bounce back against Scotland. Sadly, a thrilling and entertaining first half dissolved into a mess of a game in the second, and Ireland had enough in them to get back to winning ways thanks to tries from Conor Murray, Jacob Stockdale and Keith Earls.

With 90 minutes until the action gets underway, what can we expect from the final Six Nations match of the second round?

It’ll surely be a battle between France’s goliath forwards and England’s ability to break them down and sap their energy levels, with the final 20 minutes likely to be crucial in determining the result.

Billy Vunipola, the England No 8, is more than aware of this, and has challenged England to fight fire with fire.

Good morning and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of today’s Six Nations action as England take on France at Twickenham.
England have the chance to go top of the table if they beat France, having already ssen off Ireland last weekend with a bonus-point victory. But in France they face a wounded animal after last week’s 24-19 loss against Wales, having squandered a 16-0 half-time lead.
The match is due to kick-off at 3pm and we’ll bring you our in-depth build-up from 1:30pm live from Twickenham stadium.

What time does it start?

England vs France kicks off at 3pm (GMT) on Sunday February 10.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on ITV from 2.15pm (GMT).

Teams

England: Elliot Daly; Chris Ashton, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May; Owen Farrell (capt), Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler; Courtney Lawes, George Kruis; Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola

Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Dan Cole, Ben Moon, Joe Launchbury, Nathan Hughes, Dan Robson, George Ford, Jack Nowell

France: Yoann Huget; Damian Penaud, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Mathieu Bastareaud, Gael Fickou; Camille Lopez, Morgan Parra; Jefferson Poirot, Guilhem Guirado, Demba Bamba; Felix Lambey, Sebastien Vahaamahina; Yacouba Camara, Arthur Iturria, Louis Picamoles.

Replacements: Pierre Bourgarit, Dany Priso, Dorian Aldegheri, Paul Willemse, Gregory Alldritt, Antoine Dupont, Romain Ntamack, Thomas Ramos

Italy vs Wales

Italy vs Wales LIVE: Six Nations latest score, how to watch online, TV channel, what time does it start

Follow the latest updates from the Six Nations as Wales look to equal their longest winning Test run ever when they face Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Warren Gatland’s men have won 10 games in a row, the latest of which saw them recover from 16-0 down to record a 24-19 victory over France in Paris in last weekend’s championship curtain-raiser,

Italy meanwhile endured a yet another defeat in the Six Nations, suffering a 33-20 defeat to Scotland at Murrayfield that stretches their winless run to 18 consecutive matches that stretches back to 2015. Follow the live updates below.

Good morning and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Six Nations, with today’s second fixture coming to you from Rome as Italy look to end their losing run against championship second-favourites Wales.
Last weekend saw mixed fortunes for these two sides, as despite late rally, Italy were comprehensively beaten by Scotland 33-20 at Murrayfield to leave them bottom of the table. Wales on the other hand managed to fight back from a 16-0 deficit to beat France 24-19 in a thrilling opener that leaves them finely balanced to challenge England and Scotland at the top of the table.
Kick-off is scheduled for 4:45pm, and our in-depth coverage will begin at 4pm as we look ahead towards the clash at the picturesque Stadio Olimpico.

What time does it start?

Italy vs Wales kicks off at 4:45pm (GMT).

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on ITV from 4pm. The match will also be available on ITV Hub.

Highlights will be shown on Sunday at 6pm on BBC Two.

Teams

Italy: Hayward, Padovani, Campagnaro, Morisi, Esposito, Allan, Palazzani, Quaglio, Ghiraldini, Ferrari, Sisi, Budd, Negri, Steyn, Parisse (c)

Replacements: Bigi, Traore, Pasquali, Ruzza, Barbini, Gori, McKinley, Benvenuti

Wales: Williams, Holmes, J Davies (c), Watkin, Adams, Biggar, A Davies, Smith, Dee, Lee, Ball, Beard, Wainwright, Young, Navidi

Replacements: Elias, W Jones, Lewis, A W Jones, Moriarty, G Davies, Anscombe, Amos

Form guide…

Italy: WLWLLL

Wales: WWWWWW

Head-to-head…

Wales 38 (Parkes, North x2, Hill, Tipuric) Italy 14 (Minozzi, Bellini), Six Nations, March 2018

Italy 7 (Gori) Wales 33 (J Davies, L Williams, North), Six Nations, February 2017

Wales 67 (Webb, Biggar, J Davies, Roberts, North, L Williams, Moriarty x2, G Davies) Italy 14 (Palazzani, Garcia), Six Nations, March 2016

Odds…

Italy to win: 10/1

Wales to win: 1/16

Draw: 45/1

Prediction

Wales by 20 points: Despite heavily rotating his side, Warren Gatland can still expect his team to do a professional job on an Italy side that looks lost at sea at present. Even though Conor O’Shea’s men are on home turf, it will take a monumental upset for Italy to record their first win over Wales in a dozen years.

 

6 Nations 2019

6 Nations 2019 : Six Nations 2019: England will look to put their money where their mouth is after spending the last two weeks firing verbal barbs 6 Nations 2019 way, with Jonny May insisting they have arrived in Dublin looking to “fire some shots” and prove the defending Guinness Six Nations champions are not unbeatable.

Centre Jonathan Davies is named captain for the first time with regular skipper Alun Wyn Jones among the replacements.There are first Six Nations starts for wing Jonah Holmes, flankers Thomas Young and Aaron Wainwright and scrum-half Aled Davies.

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Italy have made two changes with Wasps back Michele Campagnaro switching from wing to centre.Wing Edoardo Padovani starts with centre Tommaso Castello dropping out of the starting side, while prop Nicola Quaglio is also included instead of Andrea Lovotti.For Wales, captain Davies, Liam Williams, Josh Adams, Adam Beard and Josh Navidi are the only survivors from last Friday’s comeback victory in Paris.Young and Holmes will make first Six Nations appearances while Navidi switches to number eight in the only positional change.

Holmes comes in for George North on the wing, while new captain Davies is partnered by Owen Watkin in the midfield.Scrum-half Aled Davies replaces Tomos Williams and is partnered by Dan Biggar with Garth Davies and Gareth Anscombe named as replacements.A fresh front row sees Nicky Smith, Elliot Dee and Samson Lee coming in for Rob Evans, Ken Owens and Tomas Francis, while Jake Ball partners Beard in the second row.There is a new-look back row with flankers Young and Wainwright either side of Navidi with Ross Moriarty dropping to the replacements bench.

Wales have no major injury concerns with Justin Tipuric (back) and Cory Hill (knee) only carrying minor knocks but it was not expected that the duo would have featured this weekend.Wing North is nursing a shoulder problem and has not played much of a role in training this week in Nice.

“We have made a number of changes but have picked a very exciting team that still has huge experience,” said Gatland.”We have made a similar number of changes to what we did last year, but it is all about opportunity for these players.”We have had a squad of 31 training together in Nice, replicating the World Cup.”We wanted to include the eight players that weren’t involved last weekend, it is important they get game time.”Gatland said Davies was the obvious candidate to captain the side in Rome.

“He’s been around for a number of years, already brings a lot of leadership to the team and he’s vocal within the squad,” said Gatland.”Looking at that group of players he seemed the obvious choice to be given the opportunity he deserves the accolade.”It’s good for him and recognition of what he’s already achieved in the game.”Italy are aiming for a first victory against Wales since 2007 and are aiming to bounce back from a 33-20 defeat by Scotland last weekend.

Italy: Hayward; Padovani, Campagnaro, Morisi, Esposito; Allan, Palazzani; Quaglio, Ghiraldini, Ferrari, Sisi, Budd, Negri, Steyn, Parisse (capt).

Replacements: Bigi, Traore, Pasquali, Ruzza, Barbini, Gori, McKinley, Benvenuti.

Wales: L Williams; Holmes, J Davies (capt), Watkin, Adams; Biggar, A Davies; N Smith, Dee, Lee, Ball, Beard, Wainwright, Young, Navidi.

Wales vs Italy

Italy vs Wales LIVE: Six Nations latest score, how to watch online, TV channel, what time does it start

Follow the latest updates from the Six Nations as Wales look to equal their longest winning Test run ever when they face Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Warren Gatland’s men have won 10 games in a row, the latest of which saw them recover from 16-0 down to record a 24-19 victory over France in Paris in last weekend’s championship curtain-raiser,

Italy meanwhile endured a yet another defeat in the Six Nations, suffering a 33-20 defeat to Scotland at Murrayfield that stretches their winless run to 18 consecutive matches that stretches back to 2015. Follow the live updates below.

Good morning and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Six Nations, with today’s second fixture coming to you from Rome as Italy look to end their losing run against championship second-favourites Wales.
Last weekend saw mixed fortunes for these two sides, as despite late rally, Italy were comprehensively beaten by Scotland 33-20 at Murrayfield to leave them bottom of the table. Wales on the other hand managed to fight back from a 16-0 deficit to beat France 24-19 in a thrilling opener that leaves them finely balanced to challenge England and Scotland at the top of the table.
Kick-off is scheduled for 4:45pm, and our in-depth coverage will begin at 4pm as we look ahead towards the clash at the picturesque Stadio Olimpico.

What time does it start?

Italy vs Wales kicks off at 4:45pm (GMT).

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on ITV from 4pm. The match will also be available on ITV Hub.

Highlights will be shown on Sunday at 6pm on BBC Two.

Teams

Italy: Hayward, Padovani, Campagnaro, Morisi, Esposito, Allan, Palazzani, Quaglio, Ghiraldini, Ferrari, Sisi, Budd, Negri, Steyn, Parisse (c)

Replacements: Bigi, Traore, Pasquali, Ruzza, Barbini, Gori, McKinley, Benvenuti

Wales: Williams, Holmes, J Davies (c), Watkin, Adams, Biggar, A Davies, Smith, Dee, Lee, Ball, Beard, Wainwright, Young, Navidi

Replacements: Elias, W Jones, Lewis, A W Jones, Moriarty, G Davies, Anscombe, Amos

Form guide…

Italy: WLWLLL

Wales: WWWWWW

Head-to-head…

Wales 38 (Parkes, North x2, Hill, Tipuric) Italy 14 (Minozzi, Bellini), Six Nations, March 2018

Italy 7 (Gori) Wales 33 (J Davies, L Williams, North), Six Nations, February 2017

Wales 67 (Webb, Biggar, J Davies, Roberts, North, L Williams, Moriarty x2, G Davies) Italy 14 (Palazzani, Garcia), Six Nations, March 2016

Odds…

Italy to win: 10/1

Wales to win: 1/16

Draw: 45/1

Prediction

Wales by 20 points: Despite heavily rotating his side, Warren Gatland can still expect his team to do a professional job on an Italy side that looks lost at sea at present. Even though Conor O’Shea’s men are on home turf, it will take a monumental upset for Italy to record their first win over Wales in a dozen years.