France team to play England: 2021 Six Nations - Ruck

France team to play England: 2021 Six Nations

There are four changes to the France team to play England in the fourth round of the 2021 Six Nations.

Virimi Vakatawa, who missed France’s first two wins of the Six Nations with a knee injury sustained on Racing 92 duty., returns to the XV.

Elsewhere Teddy Thomas replaces injured Gabin Villiere on the wing while Romain Taofifenua comes into the second row in place of Bernard le Roux.

Dylan Cretin is promoted ahead of Anthony Jelonch in the back row while Romain Ntamack is on the bench.

France team to play England:

15. Brice Dulin (Stade Rochelais)
14. Teddy Thomas (Racing 92)
13. Virimi Vakatawa (Racing 92)
12. Gaël Fickou (Stade Français)
11. Damian Penaud (ASM Clermont)
10. Matthieu Jalibert (Union Bordeaux-Bègles)
9. Antoine Dupont (Stade Toulousain)

1. Cyril Baille (Stade Toulousain)
2. Julien Marchand (Stade Toulousain)
3. Mohamed Haouas (Montpellier)
4. Romain Taofifenua (RC Toulon)
5. Paul Willemse (Montpellier)
6. Dylan Cretin (Lyon OU)
7. Charles Ollivon (RC Toulon)
8. Grégory Alldritt (Stade Rochelais)


16. Camille Chat (Racing 92)
17. Jean-Baptiste Gros (RC Toulon)
18. Dorian Aldegheri (Stade Toulousain)
19. Cyril Cazeaux (Union Bordeaux-Bègles)
20. Cameron Woki (Union Bordeaux-Bègles)
21. Anthony Jelonch (Castres Olympique)
22. Baptiste Serin (RC Toulon)
23. Romain Ntamack (Stade Toulousain)

When is England v France?

Saturday, March 13.

What time is kick-off ?

The match will start at 4.45pm GMT.

What TV channel is it on – how can I watch live?

ITV will broadcast this fixture live,

England v France latest odds

England remain marginal favourites with the bookmakers despite only squeezing past a second-string France side in the Autumn Nations Cup final in December.

England: 4/5
France: 11/10
Draw: 24/1

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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