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France V England Stats Preview

Resident writer John Birch brings us some great stats ahead of the France V England women's rugby game this Sunday. The game itself will be the 931st women's rugby international and we've looked at the form guide going into this crucial round four game.

France have won 9 out of their last 10 games while England have 8 out of their last 10 - with one being a loss to France and one being a draw with New Zealand.

France international record

P 160, W 111, D 4, L 45
First international: 13.4.1982 v Netherlands, won 4-0 (1st ever womens test 30 years ago)
Six Nations winners: 2002, 2004, 2005. Grand Slam: 2002, 2004, 2005

Last 10 results: WWLWWWWWWW (9 wins out of 10)
o 04/02/2011 France 53-3 Scotland Viry-Chatillon (6 Nations)
o 11/02/2011 Ireland 12-14 France Ashbourne (6 Nations)
o 27/02/2011 England 16-3 France Worcester (6 Nations)
o 13/03/2011 Italy 20-28 France Benevento (6 Nations)
o 19/03/2011 France 15-0 Wales Bourgoin (6 Nations)
o 29/10/2011 France 37-0 Italy Nice (Friendly)
o 5/11/2011 France 16-15 England Chteaurenard (Friendly)
o 5/2/2012 France 32-0 Italy Riom (6 Nations)
o 11/2/2012 France 8-7 Ireland Pau (6 Nations)
o 25/2/2012 Scotland 0-23 France Stirling County (6 Nations)

England international record
P 184, W 159, D 2, L 23
First international: 5.4.1987 v Wales , won 22-4 25 years ago this year.
Six Nations winners: 1996, 97, 99-01, 03, 06-10. Gd Slam: 96, 97, 99-01, 03, 06, 07, 09-11

Last 10 matches: WWWLWWDWWW (8 wins out of 10)
o 5/8/2011 England 48-6 South Africa Ontario (Nations Cup)
o 9/8/2011 Canada 10-22 England Ontario (Nations Cup)
o 13/8/2011 Canada 19-41 England Ontario (Nations Cup)
o 5/11/2011 France 16-15 England Chteaurenard (Friendly)
o 26/11/2011 England 10-0 New Zealand Twickenham (Friendly)
o 6/12/2011 England 21-7 New Zealand Esher (Friendly)
o 10/12/2011 England 8-8 New Zealand Esher (Friendly)
o 5/2/2012 Scotland 0-47 England Lasswade (6 Nations)
o 12/2/2012 Italy 3-43 England Recco, Genoa (6 Nations)
o 25/2/2012 England 33-0 Wales Twickenham (6 Nations)

Head to Head: France v England

Recent meetings:

o 2006-03-11 France 0-28 England Bondoulfe (6 Nations)
o 2006-09-08 England 27-8 France St Albert, Canada (WRWC)
o 2007-03-11 England 38-12 France Old Albanians (6 Nations)
o 2007-05-25 England 27-17 France Barcelona (FIRA)
o 2008-02-23 France 0-31 England Bergerac (6 Nations)
o 2009-03-15 England 52-7 France Richmond (6 Nations)
o 2009-08-13 England 43-8 France Ontario (Nations Cup)
o 2010-03-19 France 10-11 England Rennes (6 Nations)
o 2011-02-27 England 16-3 France Worcester (6 Nations)
o 2011-11-05 France 16-15 England Chteaurenard (Friendly)