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How England conceded penalties against France…15 times

Having conceded an appalling 13 penalties against Scotland, Eddie Jones’ men managed to do EVEN WORSE against France, conceding 15, the most since the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

8 MINS: Holding on. Mako Vunipola carries but Mathieu Bastareaud forced the penalty. BREAKDOWN

11: Holding on. Joe Launchbury takes the ball in and Paul Gabrillagues forced the penalty. BREAKDOWN

14: Holding on (again). Chris Robshaw makes an outstanding scooping pick up but he is isolated and cannot release it. BREAKDOWN

19: Holding on. Joe Launchbury again takes the ball in but this time Guilhem Guirado locks onto the ball before the English support arrives. BREAKDOWN 

24: Gael Fickou brought down but the English defence was offside. Cost the visitors three points. OFFSIDE 

30: England offside in midfield for the second time in six minutes. OFFSIDE 

32: Another offside costs England another three points. OFFSIDE

36: England are offside twice in quick succession. Machenaud knocks over a third penalty. OFFISDE

45: Vunipola smashes through but his only support is George Ford, who cannot stop Bastareaud holding it in. BREAKDOWN

46: England uses hands illegally after counter-ruck. BREAKDOWN

48: Anthony Watson high tackle. Penalty and yellow card. FOUL PLAY

54: Elliot Dlay shoves Machenaud in the back. FOUL PLAY

61: Hands in the ruck. James Haskell tries for too long to nick the ball. BREAKDOWN

65: Sam Simmonds is isolated and Yacouba Camara is immovable. BREAKDOWN

77: Not rolling away. Robshaw gets himself stuck in the ruck. BREAKDOWN

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