England's previous matches at Stade de France
France and England clashed during a World Cup warm-up match on Saturday, August 22 2015 at Stade de France. A game won by the French team, in a stylish manner and at the peak of their preparation. The French XV managed to put together a big game against a formidable English team that pushed it all the way. The French team relied on, in particular, an excellent Frédéric Michalak, who proved accurate in front of the posts and with his passing, and a huge performance from Bastareaud in defence and attack. Final score 25-20 to France.
On February 1 2014, France beat England in a Six Nations match, by the score of 26-24, at Stade de France.
The French team was formidable for thirty minutes, taking a big lead on the scoreboard thanks to two tries from Yoann Huget. But it was a different story in the forty minutes that followed, when Saint-André's men conceded sixteen points to England without scoring a single one in return. But Papé's team-mates finally managed to turn the corner and won this France/England match at Stade de France, with an impressive try begun in its own 22.
England's matches at Stade de France
About the England rugby team
Rugby Union is a popular sport in England. The country's Rugby Union team is also considered one of the best national teams in the world due to its record.
The team represents England in major international Rugby Union competitions, the World Cup and in the Six Nations Championship against the best European teams.
The England rugby team has 36 competition wins to its credit, including twelve Grand Slams and the World Cup in 2003. This makes it the only European team in history to win a rugby World Cup. In the Rugby Union national team rankings, the England team was in fourth place as of September 8 2015, and in first place in the Northern Hemisphere.