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Sunday Mar 14, 2021

Incredible three minutes of action typifies brilliant Le Crunch showdown at Twickenham

England hosted France in a brilliant Six Nations Test match at Twickenham on Saturday which oozed quality and boasted a high tempo throughout.

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After an early try from talisman Antoine Dupont it was the French who looked the more likely successors, but England showed patience and maturity to comeback and eventually win the game 23-20.

However just before the half time break there was a three-minute passage of play which was simply brilliant to watch with both sides going at each other none stop.

The ball entered the field at an England lineout inside their own half and in total possession changed hands an amazing seven times, culminating in a penalty to the home side virtually on their own try line.

The wonderful passage of play had everything from a lovely faked kick from Matthieu Jalibert to the silky footwork of Teddy Thomas, which almost set up a second try for Dupont had it not been for a timely piece of breakdown work from Tom Curry to earn England the penalty.

France therefore went into the break 13-17 up before England came back to take the win in the second half and full match highlights are available below:

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