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England v France Six Nations 2021 match: Kick off time, TV channel, live stream and latest team news

Check out how to watch England v France live on TV this week, plus the latest team news, predictions and odds.

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Published: Saturday, 13th March 2021 at 3:15 pm

England's Six Nations tournament could be about to take a turn from bad to worse as they go up against France in Round 4.


Eddie Jones' men have endured a miserable campaign so far following defeats to Scotland and Wales.

Hopes of retaining the title are all-but blown but there is pride on the line, with a fifth-place finish seemingly unfathomable for a side that won last year's tournament and Autumn Nations Cup.

France represent a huge threat for England as they triumphed in both of their matches so far against Italy and Ireland.

Their third round clash was postponed due to a COVID outbreak among the squad, but once rescheduled, it will be crucial if they are to mount a surge to win the trophy. has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch England v France on TV and online.

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When is England v France on TV?

England v France will take place on Saturday 13th March 2021. Check out our Six Nations fixtures guide for the latest times and information.

What time is kick off?

England v France will kick off at 4:45pm. There's a full slate of Six Nations games taking place this week, including Scotland v Ireland.

What TV channel is England v France on?

Fans can tune in to watch the game for free live on ITV from 4:15pm. ITV have the rights to all England's home matches.

How to live stream England v France online

You can also live stream the match via ITV Hub on a range of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

How to listen to England v France on radio

Audio commentary of the game will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live.

England v France team news

England: Malins; Watson, Slade, Farrell, May; Ford, Youngs; M Vunipola, Cowan-Dickie, Sinckler, Itoje, Ewels, Wilson, Curry, B Vunipola.

Replacements: George, Genge, Stuart, Hill, Earl, Robson, Lawrence, Daly.

France: Dulin; Thomas, Vakatawa, Fickou, Penaud; Jalibert, Dupont; Baille, Marchand, Haouas; Taofifenua, Willemse; Cretin, Ollivon (capt), Alldritt.

Replacements: Chat, Gros, Aldegheri, Cazeaux, Woki, Jelonch, Serin, Ntamack.

England v France odds

In working partnership with the Radio Times, bet365 has provided the following betting odds for this event:

bet365 odds: England -1 (1/1) Draw (16/1) France +1 (1/1)*

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England v France prediction

France have not tasted victory at Twickenham since 2005 but this is, of course, a year for ending barren spells, as Scotland can attest to.

Home advantage is a thing of the past in the COVID world, meaning this clash will boil down to the men squaring up on either side of the white lines.

Expect a fiery clash between a wounded England and a France side who know that a victory would put them on the rails to catching Wales in the Grand Slam hunt.

Our England v France prediction: France win

For the full breakdown of what games are coming up check out our Six Nations fixtures schedule guide, and for more news head to our Sport hub. If you’re looking for something else to watch check out our TV Guide.


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