The France vs England 2014 Six Nations match is going to held at Stade de France on Saturday 1st February kick off 17.00 which is one of the most breathlessly awaited matches of the tournament. There is nothing red-hot match like French welcome for England in Paris. The fantastic attractions thus also enhanced by the fact that the fabulous city of Paris has to offer you for corporate entertaining nature. As we know that this feverish match will take part in the Stade de France, one of the world’s most prominent sporting stadiums. These all reasons are working behind why it is assumed that this match will receive maximum attendance. News sites are presenting this match as it’s fiery, its passionate as well as it means totally on fire. Both teams will be dying to get their Six Nations campaign off to a high start. The game will be interesting as England fight to beat France after their 23 – 3 win in 2013. Before a first home game against Ireland on February 21 Stuart Lancaster’s team fly to Murray field to play Scotland on February 8 after facing Les Bleus on February 1. Three away fixtures will grip no doubt for England, as they had won three fixtures on the road for the first time in history in 2012 when the team achieved the first of successive second-place finishes under Lancaster’s interim stewardship. England’s head coach, Stuart Lancaster, believes his team has no reason to fear any of their opponents in this year’s Six Nations championship. Lancaster, who has also included the uncapped forward Ed Slater and Henry Thomas, who played twice in Argentina in the summer, in his training squad said “Our expectations should be high, We’ve been together for two years, played 20-odd games together as a group and come second twice, during which time we’ve only lost two Six Nations games. We respect the quality of the French side but its right we should have high expectations.”
Les Bleus vs England 2014 Preview DATE, KICK OFF, VENUE
Date: Saturday 01 Feb 2014
Venue: Stade de France, Paris
Referee: Nigel Owens
Assistants: Alain Rolland, Stuart Berry
Players to watch For England:
The Harlequins winger was the man of the end of year Tests for England who showed Lancaster he should play at fullback instead of wing. Manu Tuilagi’s injury rules him out for at least most of the Six Nations. His replacement is Billy Twelvetrees who has played well for England in recent months. Stuart Lancaster will be pleased at the revelation of Number 8 Billy Vunipola.
Players to watch For France:
Saint-André has confirmed that he will continue as France’s first-choice goal-kicker. The focal point of criticism from both inside and outside France has been fly-half Frederic Michalak who has plenty of chances to be the hero. He has retained his starting berth despite a few below-par performances.
2012: England won 24-22
2011: England won17-9
2010: France won 12-10
2009: England won 34-10
2008: England won 24-13
2007: England won 26-18
2006: France won 31-6
2005: France won 18-17
2004: France won 24-21
2014 England Elite Player Squad:
Forwards: Attwood (Bath Rugby), Cole (Leicester Tigers), Hartley (Northampton Saints), Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby), Johnson (Exeter Chiefs), Launchbury (London Wasps), Lawes (Northampton Saints), Marler (Harlequins), Morgan (Gloucester Rugby), Mullan (London Wasps), Robshaw (Harlequins), Slater (Leicester Tigers), Thomas (Sale Sharks), B Vunipola (Saracens), M Vunipola (Saracens), Webber (Bath Rugby), Wood (Northampton Saints), T Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Backs: Ashton (Saracens), Barritt (Saracens), Brown (Harlequins), Burrell (Northampton Saints), Care (Harlequins),Dickson (Northampton Saints), Eastmond (Bath Rugby), Farrell (Saracens), Ford (Bath Rugby), Goode (Saracens), May (Gloucester Rugby), Myler (Northampton Saints), Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby), B Youngs (Leicester Tigers), Watson (Bath Rugby), Wigglesworth (Saracens)
2014 France Elite Player Squad:
Forwards: Thomas Domingo, Yannick Forestier, Benjamin Kayser, Dimitri Szarzewski, Nicolas Mas, Rabah Slimani, Alexandre Flanquart, Yoann Maestri, Pascal Papé, Sébastien Vahaamahina, Antoine Burban, Thierry Dusautoir (capt), Bernard Le Roux, Yannick Nyanga, Damien Chouly, Louis Picamoles;
Backs: Jean-Marc Doussain, Maxime Machenaud, Jules Plisson, Rémi Talès, Mathieu Bastareaud, Gaël Fickou, Wesley Fofana, Maxime Mermoz, Sofiane Guitoune, Yoann Huget, Maxime Médard, Geoffrey Palis, Hugo Bonneval, Brice Dulin.
Expected weather: Weather will remain cold, and there can be snow.