England face Autumn Nations Cup final mismatch against depleted France

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  • Dispute with Top 14 stops coach Galthié using front-line stars
  • None of the starting XV in February win over England will play

England’s Autumn Nations Cup final against France on Sunday is in danger of descending into farce after Les Bleus named a desperately depleted squad for the Twickenham showdown. Eddie Jones warned his players they will need to “beat up” France to claim the one-off trophy but Fabien Galthié is unable to name his front-line names amid a legal dispute over player release, with a huge mismatch now on the cards.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/nov/29/england-face-autumn-nations-cup-final-mismatch-against-depleted-france under the title “England face Autumn Nations Cup final mismatch against depleted France”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.