France vs England – Six Nations 2022 rugby: Kick-off time, TV channel, live stream free, teams for Paris decider

France vs England – Six Nations 2022 rugby: Kick-off time, TV channel, live stream free, teams for Paris decider

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  • 22:37, 19 Mar 2022
  • Updated: 22:37, 19 Mar 2022

PARIS is rocking as France have won the Six Nations Grand Slam against England.

Gael Fickou crossed the line 15 minutes into the match to score the first try of the game.

And just as England looked to be finding their feet, Francois Crox scored a second try on the stroke of half time.

George Furbank then scored a try for England to give English, and Irish, fans hope.

But France captain Antoine Dupont turned up on the big occasion with a brilliant try to end 12 years of hurt for Les Bleus.

  • Party continues into the night

    The French players parade the trophy to their adoring fans.

    By far the best team in tournament, no one can begrudge this win.

    They beat all challengers, and brought rugby back to France.

  • French stay focussed

    French Grand Slam winner Thibault Flament:

    It’s an amazing feeling, I’m just so happy for the team. We knew it was going to be a tough game, we had some good set piece and defence and they managed to come back in second half but we did it. The feeling on the final whistle was so good, but there’s still a lot to be done.

    Thibault FlamentFrance

  • Adding to the collection

    Antoine Dupont finally adds to his ‘World Player of the Year’ award backing it up by finally getting his hands on that Guinness Six Nations trophy.

    With another Six Nations before they host the World Cup, the French will be looking to use this Grand Slam as a platform to build on.

  • Important to stay grounded

    Raphael Ibanez tells us how he saw the game unfold:

    We are very lucky to have fantastic football players. Fair play to England, they tried to break our defence, but our play and tactics won us the game. We need to keep our feet on the ground and there’s more to come, we can still improve

    Raphael Ibanezex-France international

  • Les Bleus crush the opposition

    It will be a long time before any of these fans leave this ground.

    Fabien Galthie’s side have won ‘le grand chelem’

    Ladies and gentleman…….your Guinness Six Nations champions!

  • The long wait ends

    12 years is a long wait to win any trophy.

    You can see from the reaction of the players, coaches and fans how much this win means to them.

    Le Crunch as it was billed will be a night to remember for these players.

  • Beware the French revolution

    This French side has been a team in the making for some time.

    They tweaked their coaching, bringing in Shaun Edwards to marshal their defence and it is now as impressive as their attack.

    Les Bleus have made the French fall in love with rugby again.

  • France win the Grand Slam!

    You have to give credit where it is due, France were by far the best team in this season’s competition.

    They showed all the different traits of true champions during this Six Nations, from the grinding out of a result in Cardiff to overcoming England today.

    They beat a very good Ireland team not only to the title but in their game in Paris which eventually led to the championship.

    It will take a very good team to stop this French side from winning a World Cup on home soil.

  • FT: France 25-13 England

    France get the ball out of the scrum and kick the ball into the stands.

    That’s it, France are Grand Slam champions.

    Totally deserved.

  • France 25-13 England

    79. This is good game management by France now.

    They look to run down the clock as England collapse the scrum.

    Into the final minute of the game now.

  • France 25-13 England

    77. England continue to try and make inroads towards the French line.

    France win the scrum and the players congratulate one another.

    They know they are nearly there now.

  • France 25-13 England

    76. Smith kicks one through the French line along the deck.

    Steward chases it down and if it wasn’t for some magnificent play by Villiere the England man would have been in.

    World-class defending there from Villiere.

  • France 25-13 England

    74. England work through the phases looking to press France back.

    They make small gains but end up trying a kick to find a way through.

    Good handling by the French before Jaminet relieves the pressure with a long kick into the English half.

  • France 25-13 England

    72. France have possession in their own half.

    Galthie makes a number of changes for Les Bleus.

    With the clock running down, France will be keen to not give England possession in their twenty-two.

    Game management time for the French.

  • France 25-13 England

    70. England have a lineout right in the corner next to the French tryline.

    They try to drive on, Dombrandt takes the ball on the run but runs into a wall of French players.

    Despite going over the line, France hold the English player up.

  • France 25-13 England

    68. England had a penalty-advantage just as Marcus Smith looks to kick out to the flank.

    As he is just about to kick, one of his own players gets in his way.

    He sidesteps them and then kicks but it is to no one.

    The referee brings it back for the penalty.

    England kick for touch.

  • France 25-13 England

    66. Jaminet lines up a drop goal from just inside the English half.

    It is charged down by an England player.

    That was a long way out to be going for a drop goal.

  • France 25-13 England

    64. England have possession deep in their own half.

    Youngs kicks high into the French half.

    Les Bleus retain possession.

  • France 25-13 England

    62. Quick offload to Dupont who hands off his player and bursts through the centre.

    Once he is flying no one was going to stop him there.

    Just when France need him, the World Player of the Year produces.

    Jaminet converts.

  • Try – Antoine Dupont (France)

  • France 18-13 England

    60. The referee lectures both packs about their scrums.

    Three collapsed scrums in a row forces the referee to take action.

    Fourth-time lucky maybe?

  • France 18-13 England

    58. The fans are still singing and dancing in the stands undeterred by the England try as France look to push forward.

    Dupont puts into the scrum in front of the visitors posts.

    Some solid English defence needed here.

  • France 18-13 England

    56. France manage to stop that surging England attack.

    They win their own lineout and turn defence into attack as they go on the front foot in the England half.

    Furbank volleys the ball clear.

  • France 18-13 England

    54. Steward is having a blinding game chasing his own kicks.

    He launches one in the air and runs about 50 metres before getting underneath his own kick and taking the ball in.

    England probing but the referee awards a French penalty.

  • France 18-13 England

    52. That try seems to have awoken the English passion.

    They turn over a French attack and immediately counter.

    Going from being penned back in their own half, England find themselves on the front foot in French territory again.

…. to be continued
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