England
36

France
6

Rugby L

ByTheMinuteRugbyLeague

Hello and, indeed, bonjour. I wasn't expecting to be here to do this, but I'm up and about and might as bloody well. England v France is upon us, @MikeMeehallWood at your service.

National anthems getting belted out. England's is rubbish, France's is brilliant.

0' Off we go!

1' Jason Baitieri is in a bad way, he's copped a shoulder to the head from Mike McMeeken. He doesn't know if it's New York or New Year.

TRY ENGLAND!

Great try this. Gareth Widdop comes into the line, Williams to Gale and then to the ersatz fullback to score on the left edge.

Goal kicked, no bother.

4' Good set after points and a kick is missed by the French fullback - Gale picks up and streaking over, but runs into ref Phil Bentham and that means a mandatory scrum. England denied a near certain try.

TRY ENGLAND?

No bother - England go through hands and Stefan Ratchford is in at the corner. They check the grounding...