Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

BUSINESS DAILY

France could surpass Russia in arms export league

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The Prosecutor Who Could Save Baltimore

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Controversial intelligence law goes before French parliament

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Two shot dead in attack on Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The Right to Offend: Writers to Boycott Charlie Hebdo PEN Award

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Nepal Earthquake: Death Toll Continues to Rise, Thousands Missing

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Central African Republic: French soldiers face sex abuse allegations

Read more

#THE 51%

UK elections: Does the women's vote count?

Read more

REVISITED

Questions remain 7 years after China's Sichuan quake

Read more

France out to avenge World Cup defeat

Latest update : 2008-02-23

Holders France meet World Cup semi-final conquerors England at the Stade de France on Saturday (2000 GMT) in a match which could decide the destiny of the Six Nations title.


LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Holders France meet World Cup
semi-final conquerors England at the Stade de France on Saturday
(2000 GMT) in a match which could decide the destiny of the Six
Nations title.
 

France and Wales, who open the day's action against Italy at
the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff (1500), are the only unbeaten
sides in the championship.
 

New coach Marc Lievremont has liberated France by backing
untried youngsters and encouraging the team to run the ball in
the fashion which makes them, at their best, the most exciting
team in the world.
 

England, who were defeated by Wales before being forced to
fight hard to overcome Italy, lost their way in the second half
of both matches and the careers of several of their more
experienced players are on the line.
 

Ireland host Scotland in Saturday's other match (1700). The
Irish beat Italy before losing to France while Scotland have yet
to record a win.
 

Date created : 2008-02-23

COMMENT(S)