Wednesday, February 20, 2013
England host France at Twickenham this weekend as the Six Nations gets back under way after a short break. The hosts will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run as they aim for the Grand Slam, having already beaten Scotland and Ireland.
Pre-tournament favourites France on the other hand have lost their first two games, as consecutive defeats to Italy and Wales have put a dampener on their title ambitions.
England prop Mako Vunipola said that there is still a lot for England to watch out for though, as France possess an almight pack up front.
"We're expecting a totally different French team. The results haven't gone their way but they haven't played that badly really," said young Vunipola, who is in the matchday squad.
"They have showed with the level of dominance they have had with their set-piece and forward pack that if we are going to get close to this French team we need to take them on up front.
"This is probably one of the best French scrums they have had for a while," he added.
Speaking about this week's O2 Inside Line, Vunipola says it's good to have fun as a team.
"As a fan you always want to be involved with England and it's always nice to see what we get up to in our time off. When it's time to train we work hard but off the field we like to have a bit of fun and enjoy each other's company, so it's another way of easing a bit of pressure and taking our minds off rugby," he said.
This week Dylan Hartley and Joe Launchbury analyse the England performance vs Ireland, Owen Farrell and Vunipola have a chat, and we learn more about the England kit man.
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