England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham

first_imgMonday Feb 6, 2017 England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham England and France scored a try a piece but a late try edged the hosts ahead for a 19-16 Six Nations opening weekend victory at Twickenham on Saturday. French prop Rabah Slimani went over for the visitors, while a late try by Ben Te’o set up an England win.The win was Eddie Jones’ 15th in a row with England, surpassing Sir Clive Woodward’s record of 14 straight victories, however he called it an ugly win.“That’s what Test match rugby is about. It’s about getting your nose over the line and sometimes you’ve got to win ugly, and we did today,” Jones said.“I felt some players were still in their club mentality so that’s something we need to work on. We were disjointed in attack and we lacked urgency in defence.“Now we know what we’ve got to work on, we will get there. The finishers made a fantastic impact on the game – that is the strength of our team, we have a brilliant 23-man squad.”ENGLAND INJURY UPDATES: Since the game it has been confirmed that lock George Kruis will undergo surgery on Tuesday for a knee ligament injury he sustained in training earlier last week. It is expected that the second row will require a 10-12 week rehabilitation period.Mako Vunipola will join-up with England this week and will continue his rehabilitation from injury.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img