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England start Six Nations title defence with win against France

England v France – Six Nations Match Report

Well, England dug out a 19-16 victory somehow against France in the Six Nations, but it wasn’t pretty.

It can hopefully only get better from here. The best you can say is that the Red Rose stuck at it and with the massive help of their substitutes just got over the line 19-16 at Twickenham.

The French must have been hugely disappointed, and deservedly so. They showed the flair in the three quarters – not quite the French of old but not far off – and England didn’t.

Some lovely breaks, while Louis Picamoles was given Man of the Match. It was a kind of game of two halves, the French in the ascendency in the first and England in the second.

9-9 at half time through penalties, both sides managed a try apiece in the second period, Rabah Slimani for the visitors and Ben Te’o touching down for England.

England started slowly and were put off their stride by a Johnny May yellow card. The injury-enforced changes in the back-row didn’t help. The hosts were extremely fortunate to go in all square after 40 minutes.

Jonathan Joseph - Twickenham Six Nations Hospitality

Jonathan Joseph takes on the French defence at Twickenham

England began to click into the second period as James Haskell came on and made a difference. But in truth England were fortunate and the French were unlucky.

Eddie Jones was diplomatic at the end but must have been quietly fuming. But, first game up, it must have been encouraging that his side had played extremely indifferently yet still won.

France coach Guy Noves, a double-take for Theresa May’s husband Philip, will be ruing how England’s Brexit rugby prevailed.

England v France – Six Nations Twickenham Stoop Hospitality Reviews

Eventmasters VIP guests were treated to a superb afternoon of corporate hospitality inside the the Twickenham Stoop.

Twickenham Stoop VIP hospitality - England v France Six Nations 2017

Guests enjoy VIP hospitality inside the Twickenham Stoop.

Ahead of the game guests were treated to fascinating insight into the game as Tim Stimpson (England & British Lions International) spoke with England hooker Rob Webber.

Alongside this clients were treated to a sumptuous four-course dining experience, complimentary bar and the finest official RFU match tickets to enjoy the action as England secured a record-breaking 15th consecutive win.

Rob Webber and Tim Stimpson

Rob Webber and Tim Stimpson offer their thoughts ahead of England v France

After the game our guests returned to the Twickenham Stoop facility and enjoyed wonderful post-match food and refreshments. The perfect way to end a superb (and sometimes nervy) afternoon of world-class international rugby.

This level of expertise makes the Twickenham Stoop hospitality packages the outstanding option for entertaining guests at England Internationals.

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