France vs England Live

When and where is the game?

France against England – aka Le Crunch – is this Saturday (March 10) at the Stade de France, Paris.

What time is kick-off?

It’s a 4.45pm GMT start.

What TV channel is it on?

This match will be on BBC One.

Alternatively, you can follow full coverage right here with our live blog, or sign up to our Whatsapp group below to get in-game insights and analysis from our team.

Dylan Hartley has been ruled out of England’s match against France with a tight calf. Owen Farrell will captain the team in Hartley’s absence.

Hartley sustained the injury in training at the start of the week and has been forced to concede defeat in his race to be fit.

Farrell starts as England skipper for the first time. Mako Vunipola has been named vice-captain with Jamie George taking over at hooker.

Hartley has been ever-present under head coach Eddie Jones, starting all but one of his 26 Tests in charge and always acting as skipper.

In the most radical team selection of the Jones era, Mike Brown has been dropped at full-back in favour of Anthony Watson, who shifts across from the wing to create a vacancy that is filled by Elliot Daly.

The power of Ben Te’o is preferred at outside centre, resulting in Jonathan Joseph dropping to a much-changed bench.

Kyle Sinckler is back as tighthead prop cover – Harry Williams has been struggling with a neck problem – and is joined among the replacements by James Haskell and Sam Simmonds.

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