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England v France: Fact file

We look at the key stats ahead of the crucial clash between England and France at Twickenham this Saturday.

England

P 195, W 169, D 2, L 24
First International: 1987 V Wales, Won 22-4.
Six Nations Winners:  1996, 97, 99-01, 03, 06-12. Gd Slam:  96, 97, 99-01, 03, 06, 07, 09-12
England Have Never Lost At Twickenham
England Have Only Ever Lost One Home Six Nations Game (10-13 V France, In 2005)

Last 10 Matches: (9 Wins Out Of 10): 

17/03/2012 England 23 Ireland 6 (Esher, 6 Nations)
12/05/2012 England 61 Spain 0 (Rovereto, European Championship)
16/05/2012 Italy 8 England 32 (Rovereto, European Championship)
19/05/2012 England 29 France 25 (Rovereto, European Championship)
03/11/2012 England 23 France 13 (Esher, Friendly)
23/11/2012 England 16 New Zealand 13 (Esher, Friendly)
27/11/2012 England 17 New Zealand 8 (Aldershot, Friendly)
01/12/2012 England 32 New Zealand 23 (Twickenham, Friendly)
02/02/2013 England 76 Scotland 0 (Esher, 6 Nations)
09/02/2013 Ireland 25 England 0 (Ashbourne, 6 Nations)

France 

P 170, W 117, D 4, L 49
First International:  1982 V Netherlands, Won 4-0 (First Ever Women’s International)
Six Nations Winners: 2002, 2004, 2005. Grand Slam: 2002, 2004, 2005

Last 10 Results (7 wins out of 10)

11/03/2012 France 3 England 15 (Stade Charlety, Paris, 6 Nations)
18/03/2012 Wales 0 France 31 (Cross Keys, 6 Nations)
12/05/2012 Italy 19 France 22 (Rovereto, European Championship)
16/05/2012 France 60 Spain 3 (Rovereto, European Championship)
19/05/2012 England 29 France 25 (Rovereto, European Championship)
03/11/2012 England 23 France 13 (Esher, Friendly)
21/11/2012 France 13 United States 0 (Orléans, Friendly)
24/11/2012 France 27 United States 3 (Stade De France, Paris, Friendly)
02/02/2013 Italy 13 France 12 (Rovato, 6 Nations)
08/02/2013 France 32 Wales 0 (Laon, 6 Nations)

England v France

First Played: 1991
All Games: Played 31, England 23 Wins, France 8
Six Nations:  Played 13, England 10 Wins, France 3
Six Nations French Wins V England: 2002, 2004, 2005

French Wins In England:

1986    Great Britain     8    France    14    Richmond    (Friendly)
1997    England     17         France    17    Northampton    (Friendly)
2005    England     10         France    13    Imber Court    (6 Nations)

France’s Biggest Wins v England

19-0      At Belluno, Italy        1999    (Fira European Champ.)
19-12    At Roquetas, Spain    2000    (Fira European Champ.)
22-17    At Tournon                2002    (6 Nations)

England’s Biggest Wins V France:

57-0    At Twickenham     2003    (6 Nations)
52-7    At Richmond        2009    (6 Nations) 
50-6    At Northampton    2001    (6 Nations)

Recent Meetings:

11/03/2006 France 0 England 28 (Bondoulfe, 6 Nations)
08/09/2006 England 27 France 8 (St Albert, Canada, WRWC)
11/03/2007 England 38 France 12 (Old Albanians, 6 Nations)
25/05/2007 England 27 France 17 (Barcelona, European Championship)
23/02/2008 France 0 England 31 (Bergerac, 6 Nations)
15/03/2009 England 52 France 7 (Richmond, 6 Nations)
13/08/2009 England 43 France 8 (Ontario, Nations Cup)
19/03/2010 France 10 England 11 (Rennes, 6 Nations)
27/02/2011 England 16 France 3 (Worcester, 6 Nations)
02/11/2011 France 14 England XV 5 (Marseille, Uncapped Friendly)
05/11/2011 France 16 England 15 (Châteaurenard, Friendly)
11/03/2012 France 3 England 15 (Stade Charlety, Paris, 6 Nations)
19/05/2012 England 29 France 25 (Roverto, Italy, European Championship)

This will be the 975th Women’s Rugby International (First Test Was In 1982)