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BBC to air England games

BBC will show England's tests against France over the next two weekends, giving the game a massive free-to-air platform and a huge boost after a challenging year. 

England games have been traditionally shown on Sky Sports, with BBC often showing highlights and games on the Red Button, but rarely giving it a prime network sport.

This weekend's lunch-time game in Grenoble in France, and the return game in London, presents therefore a huge opportunity for the sport in front of a large audience on a free-to-air platform and comes after a disappointing week for the women's game with the cancellation of the rest of the Six Nations and the postponement of Europe's World Cup qualifiers. 

Presenters and commentators Lee McKenzie, Sara Orchard and Sonja McLaughlan have been lined up to front the games while ex England stars Kat Merchant and Maggie Alphonsi are also likely to be involved. 

England will go into the tests on the back of a strong end to their Six Nations campaign, while France will want to bounce back from their shock draw with Scotland. 

The listing for this weekend's game is here 

Saturday 14 November 2020: France Women v England Women - KO 1315 GMT
Saturday 21 November 2020: England v France - KO 1200 GMT, Twickenham Stadium