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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-03-15

England squeezed past France 24-22 in the Six Nations Cup Sunday afternoon, keeping alive its chances of holding onto the title if it manages to defeat Ireland next weekend.

AP - England survived a late comeback from France to win 24-22 at Stade de France on Sunday and keep alive its slim chances of retaining the Six Nations title.

England led 24-15 thanks to flanker Tom Croft’s try with only a few minutes remaining, but France suddenly remembered how to play attacking rugby for Wesley Fofana to score in the right corner to give the hosts some hope of an improbable win.

Burly center Manu Tuilagi and fullback Ben Foden scored first-half tries to put England in control against an error-prone French team.

England can retain its title if it convincingly beats Ireland next weekend at Twickenham and France thrashes Wales in Cardiff.

Date created : 2012-03-11

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