England vs France player ratings: 2021 Six Nations - Ruck

England vs France player ratings: 2021 Six Nations

England vs France player ratings as Maro Itoje late try ended les Bleus hopes of a Six Nations Grand Slam with a 23-20 win at Twickenham.

Eddie Jones’ side trailed 17-13 at the break after dazzling scores from Antoine Dupont and Damian Penaud had put France ahead with Anthony Watson touching down for the hosts.

England’s pressure told in a cagey second half as Itoje barged over for a 77th-minute score.

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  • Most tackles: Paul Willemse (France) – 17
  • Most missed tackles: Henry Slade (England) – 5
  • Most carries: Billy Vunipola (England) – 15
  • Most metres: Jonny May (England) – 78
  • Turnovers conceded: Ben Youngs (England) – 4

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England vs France player ratings:

England: Max Malins 6, Anthony Watson 9, Henry Slade 6, Owen Farrell (c) 7, Jonny May 6, George Ford 6, Ben Youngs 6, Billy Vunipola 7, Tom Curry 8, Mark Wilson 6, Charlie Ewels 7, Maro Itoje 8, Kyle Sinckler 7, Luke Cowan-Dickie 6, Mako Vunipola 6

France: Brice Dulin 7, Teddy Thomas 8, Virimi Vakatawa 7, Gael Fickou 6, Damian Penaud, Matthieu Jalibert 7, Antoine Dupont 8, Gregory Alldritt 7, Charles Ollivon (c) 8, Dylan Cretin 6, Paul Willemse 8, Romain Taofifenua 7, Mohamed Haouas 7, Julien Marchand 6, Cyril Baille 6


LIST: Every Six Nations participants three highest-paid players


  1. CONOR MURRAY (Munster) – £565,000
  2. JOHNNY SEXTON (Leinster) – £536,000
  3. TADHG FURLONG (Leinster) – £530,000
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