Leaked England XV to face France with Sam Underhill starting - Ruck

Leaked England XV to face France with Sam Underhill starting

Eddie Jones insists Saturday’s edition of Le Crunch is the perfect occasion for his players to realise their full potential.

Although England’s Six Nations title hopes came to an end last weekend, Jones’ side will still take a lot of positives after displaying admirable determination in defeat.

“There’s no better opportunity for us to show what a good team we can be,” said Jones. “Playing a big game at the Stade de France, it’s a golden opportunity for us to find out where we’re at. It’s the next test, it’s the most important test and we’re looking forward to it.”

Despite Les Bleus’ immaculate record so far this tournament, the Australian is convinced there are still weaknesses that his side will look to exploit on Super Saturday.

“There’s not a team in the world, nor in the history of the game, that doesn’t have a chink in their armour,” added Jones. “Exposing it is going to be the key on Saturday. I thought we played exceptionally well against Ireland, will we need to be better against France? – Yes we will be. We will need to be top-class on Saturday.”

When is England’s team vs France announced?

  • Date: Thursday 17 March
  • Time: 5.30pm

Leaked England XV (Expected):

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Freddie Steward
  • 14. Elliot Daly
  • 11. Jack Nowell
Freddie Steward of England goes over for a try during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

CENTRES:

  • 13. Joe Marchant
  • 12. Henry Slade
Henry Slade of England kicks the conversion during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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