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Live Reporting

Mantej Mann

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye!

    FT: France 10-33 England

    That's all from us - thanks for joining our coverage.

    England and France will face off at Twickenham next week, but today was all about the Red Roses.

    You can read our match report here.

    But don't worry, there is still plenty of rugby to keep you busy this afternoon.

    Head over to our live text commentary of England's men's game with Georgia here.

    Until next time...

  2. 'Proud rugby nation'

    FT: France 10-33 England

    BBC Two

    England captain Emily Scarratt said: "The girls put in a real shift. We had a lot of youngsters out there today. There is no crowd but this is a really tough place to come and play. It was a real squad effort."

    Asked her secret to individual success, Scarratt said: "Being part of a good team is the secret. We are a very proud rugby nation and we go about our business in a way that we want to be the best we can be."

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    Kevin: Great game to watch if you're an England rugby fan. #1 ranked team

  4. Full-time - France 10-33 England

    That Emily Scarratt penalty is the final act as England begin their autumn schedule with victory in Le Crunch.

  5. Penalty - France 10-33 England

    Emily Scarratt

    Never in doubt.

    Emily Scarratt maintains her 100% kicking record for the afternoon as England nudge even further ahead.

  6. Post update

    France 10-30 England

    The clock ticks into the red and England have the penalty.

    There's a bit of chat about what to do - but Emily Scarratt grabs the ball and points to the posts.

    The visitors will have a shot at the posts with the final act of the game.

  7. 'Not the most clinical'

    France 10-30 England

    Kat Merchant

    2014 England World Cup winner on BBC Two

    It's not been the most clinical at times, but they have dug deep, shown some energy and it was perfect to be challenged in the first 40 minutes.

  8. Post update

    France 10-30 England

    Nothing has gone their way in the second half.

    France are penalised for not throwing the ball straight at the line-out and England have the chance to clear.

  9. Post update

    France 10-30 England

    The game is just beginning to peter out as we tick towards full-time.

    There are a lot of tired bodies out there now.

    Can France close the gap or will England add try number four?

  10. Watch: Breach scores England's third try

    France 10-30 England

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  11. Post update

    France 10-30 England

    Time for a bit of aerial ping-pong as both sides trade a couple of kicks from deep.

    France opt to run the ball first but the pass is thrown straight into touch.

    That was a tired pass by Coumba Tombe Diallo.

  12. Penalty - France 10-30 England

    Emily Scarratt

    Was it ever in doubt?

    England captain Emily Scarratt nudges the ball over the posts from straight in front, as the visitors tick past 30 points.

  13. Post update

    France 10-27 England

    The ball is indeed knocked on but we'll come back for the England penalty as France are penalised for being offside.

    Emily Scarratt points to the posts.

  14. Post update

    France 10-27 England

    England roll through the phases close to the French line as they search for try number four.

    The white shirts get over under the posts but the tired French defenders are appealing for a knock on.

    The referee obliges and we're off to the TMO to check the grounding.

  15. Watch: Matthews scores England's second try

    France 10-27 England

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  16. 'Everything in their locker'

    France 10-27 England

    Kat Merchant

    2014 England World Cup winner on BBC Two

    France are going to have to dig deep, make sure their heads don't go down and throw everything at it with everything in their locker.

  17. Penalty - France 10-27 England

    Emily Scarratt

    The England captain has been a colossus off the tee this afternoon as she adds another penalty to edge England further clear.

    That's five from five for Emily Scarratt today.

  18. Post update

    France 10-24 England

    Kat Merchant

    2014 England World Cup winner on BBC Two

    Normally France play better in the second half, but England are playing beautifully. These flat passes are what they do so well.

  19. Post update

    France 10-24 England

    She must have felt that.

    Abigail Dow is hit hard by two French defenders but she shows great strength to stay on her feet.

    There are more tries on offer here, but Emily Scarratt opts for the three as England win the penalty in midfield.

  20. Post update

    France 10-24 England

    England are full of confidence now as they start to throw the ball through the hands.

    But France win the penalty inside their own half as England hold on in the ruck.