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Live Reporting

Tim Oscroft

All times stated are UK

  1. England are the Six Nations champions

    England 10-6 France

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    Video caption: Highlights: England beat France to win Women's Six Nations

    Well, that is pretty much that for the live text coverage. Becky Grey's match report is available for your perusal right now, and there will be highlights of today's match on the website and app.

    That was gripping, enthralling international rugby at its best that results in England winning the 2021 Women's Six Nations.

    Thanks for looking in - and we'll hopefully see you next Friday for England's rematch with France.

    In the meantime, you can watch Scotland take on Wales in the play-off for fifth place by clicking here.

  2. 'Heading in the right direction'

    More from England's Simon Middleton: "You saw the team's character today. It's not often you get tested like that and we had to hang in there and find a way to win.

    "France played as well as anyone have against us for a long time and to get the win stands us in good stead for all that's to come.

    "We are still a work in progress, we've brought in some new players but we're training really hard and are heading in the right direction."

  3. 'England need to be more clinical'

    Danielle Waterman

    Former England international on BBC Two

    England have lost a lot of senior players in the backline and although they have a lot of talented backs that doesn't mean you have the experience that comes from playing together for a long time. They need to be more clinical.

  4. 'Plan B required'

    Maggie Alphonsi

    2014 England World Cup winner on BBC Two

    England need to find a plan B. If plan A isn't working what else can they do to mix up the game? That's where they miss Katy Daley-Mclean but they have time to work on it and improve.

  5. This one will run and run and run and....

    England 10-6 France

    That's England's eighth straight win over France - and they will meet again next Friday night, as well as in the World Cup group stages next year.

  6. 'The physios will be busy'

    England coach Simon Middleton: "It was a really tough physical game and we knew it would come down to the wire. In terms of physical application both sides really put a great effort in.

    "Two teams put each under massive pressure, the breakdown was a complete fight, and the physios will be really busy. It was a brutal affair."

    Simon Middleton
  7. Player of the match

    England 10-6 France

    Natasha Hunt

    World Cup-winning England scrum-half on BBC Two

    This match has been a real forward battle and the back row has really stepped up.

    Zoe Aldcroft has been unbelievable all match and has led from the front with her tackling and carries.

    Zoe Aldcroft
  8. England win the Six Nations

    England 10-6 France

    The pandemic means that the presentation of medals has to be from within the England bubble - so Sarah Hunter and Emily Scarratt get to hand over the gongs to their team-mates.

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  9. England win the Six Nations

    England centre Emily Scarratt on BBC Two:

    "It doesn't need to be big flamboyant scorelines every week.

    "The defence was unreal and we had to dig in. I could have made it easier with a couple of penalties in the first half, but I'm really proud of the effort.

    "The desire to not let them over the tryline was superb."

  10. England win the Six Nations

    England 10-6 France

    Good news - Poppy Cleall is back out with her team mates following that worrying injury to her left arm late on.

    The trophy lift will be following shortly.

  11. 'It means so much'

    England win the Six Nations

    England flanker Zoe Aldcroft on BBC Two:

    "It means so much, we have worked so hard since January. They pushed us back in the tackles but we held it together and kept going."

  12. Post update

    England 10-6 France

    Danielle Waterman

    Former England international on BBC Two

    England had to work for that - it was bruising with the big hits that went in - and they didn't play their best but they got the win.

    France had so much possession and territory and will be massively disappointed.

  13. England win the Six Nations

    England 10-6 France

    Emotional scenes out there at The Stoop as England and their staff celebrate in a huddle, while some of the French players are in tears. They came so close, but some errors at crucial times undid them as England got it right in the final stages.

  14. Post update

    Maggie Alphonsi

    2014 England World Cup winner on BBC Two

    England have not been at their best but their bench made the difference with Sarah Hunter coming on and being really influential.

  15. England win the Six Nations

    England 10-6 France

    What a gritty, gutsy win that was! Not a great performance but they really dug deep when it mattered.

    England win the Six Nations
  16. Full-time - England are Six Nations champions!

    England 10-6 France

    Leanne Riley gets it back from a ruck, feeds Helena Rowland and her kick just after the 80 minutes are up goes out and England are the Six Nations champions!

    England celebrate
  17. Penalty - England 10-6 France

    Emily Scarratt

    It's over! One minute left!

  18. Post update

    England 7-6 France

    England are stringing together some great ball retention right in front of the French posts, and now they get a penalty that is very, very kickable!

  19. Post update

    England 7-6 France

    France's Mailys Traore come in from the side, and England again opt to kick for touch to suck some time out of the game.

  20. Post update

    England 7-6 France

    It's a good kick off from England, they pressurise then an infringement from France gives England the chance to kick for the corner. They need to eat up some time in the French half.