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England eye Grand Slam finale against France after claiming Six Nations

13 March 2016 5:28 PM
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Edinburgh: Eddie Jones' England side were crowned Six Nations champions Sunday with one round of matches remaining following France's 29-18 defeat by Scotland at Murrayfield.

The former Wallabies coach saw his team defeat Wales 25-21 in Twickenham Saturday to remain on course for a Grand Slam and can now no longer be overhauled even if they lose their final match against France at the Stade de France next weekend.

France got off to the perfect start against Scotland when Guilhem Guirado touched down after five minutes but the home side responded through tries from Stuart Hogg and Duncan Taylor.

Gael Fickou scored France's second try with the last move of the half to leave Guy Noves' team trailing 18-12 at the break but a monster penalty from Hogg and a try from Tim Visser with 14 minutes remaining sealed victory for Scotland.


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