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TV channel, live stream, kick off time, team news for the CRUNCHING Women’s Six Nations clash

ENGLAND will have the chance to retain their Women’s Six Nations crown TOMORROW when they take on France in Bayonne.

The Red Roses dismantled the other four nations under their control – scoring an impressive 258 points in the process.


England went wild last time out beating Ireland 69-0 in the fourth roundCredit: Getty
France have dealt with Wales to arrange a Grand Slam finish for the Women's Six Nations title


France have dealt with Wales to arrange a Grand Slam finish for the Women’s Six Nations titleCredit: AFP

Which includes their recent 69-0 knockout over British counterparts Ireland in the fourth round.

However, the Blues also won all of their games for the duration of the tournament.

And by moving comfortably past Wales in the previous round, he set up a Grand Slam finish on the final matchday.

What time does France vs England start?

  • France take on England TOMORROW – Saturday April 30.
  • Kick-off is scheduled for 2.15pm UK time – 3.15pm France.
  • Stade Jean Dauger in Bayonne, France will host the game which will seat around 18,000 spectators.
  • Ironically, the last meeting between England and France was on April 30, 2021, where the Red Roses were controversially 17-15 winners.

What TV channel is France v England on and can I stream it live?

  • France vs England will be broadcast live on BBC Two.
  • Coverage starts from 2.00pm UK time – 15 minutes before kick off.
  • Subscribed members have the ability to stream the game live via the BBC Sport website or BBC iPlayer app.

Team News

With Les Bleus winger Caroline Boujard back from injury on the last trip to Wales, France have a squad in fine form for the game.

However, the boss surprisingly decided to drop Jessy Tremouliere on the bench for Caroline Drouin

And Audrey Forlani enters the lockout as Céline Ferer moves to the third row and Julie Annery starts on the bench.

Meanwhile, England head coach Simon Middleton has been dealt a blow ahead of their crucial Women’s Six Nations clash with France.

Captain Sarah Hunter suffered a rib injury against Ireland meaning Poppy Cleall will replace her.

Starting XV and substitutions

XV of France: Chloe Jacquet; Caroline Boujard, Maëlle Filopon, Gabrielle Vernier, Marine Ménager; Caroline Drouin, Laure Sansus; Annaelle Deshaye, Agathe Sochat, Clara Joyeux, Madoussou Fall, Audrey Forlani, Céline Ferer, Gaelle Hermet (captain), Romane Menager

Replacements France: Laure Touye, Coco Lindelauf, Yllana Brosseau, Julie Annery, Emeline Gros, Alexandra Chambon, Jessy Tremouliere, Emilie Boulard

XV of England: Helena Rowland, Emily Sacaratt (captain), Holly Aitchinson, Jess Breach; Zoe Harrison, Leanne Infante; Vickii Cornborough, Lark Davies, Sarah Bern, Zoe Aldcroft, Abbie Ward, Alex Matthews, Marlie Pecker, Poppy Cleall

English replacements: Amy Cokayne, Hannah Botterman, Maud Muir, Rosie Galligan, Sarah Beckett, Sadia Kabeya, Natasha Hunt, Ellie Kildunne