England beats France 31-21 to win 6 Nations Grand Slam

BY foxsports • March 19, 2016

PARIS (AP) Six Nations champion England completed its first Grand Slam in 13 years after beating France 31-21 in an error-strewn finale on Saturday.

England, handed the title last weekend after France lost to Scotland, scored tries through scrumhalf Danny Care, prop Dan Cole, and winger Anthony Watson.

Center Owen Farrell converted two and landed four penalties, while France scrumhalf Maxime Machenaud nailed all seven of his penalties.

The only sour note for England was a late injury to captain Dylan Hartley.

Led by Eddie Jones, England has undergone quite a transformation after failing to get out of the group stage at their home Rugby World Cup.

Wales routed Italy 67-14 to finish second, while France placed fifth after Ireland beat Scotland 35-25.


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