England upset the odds in Paris

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Updated: March 11, 2012

 

England clung on to their slim chances of retaining the Six Nations title when a good start gave them a 24-22 victory over France in a see-saw match at the Stade de France on Sunday.

England opened up an early 14-3 lead courtesy of tries from Manu Tuilagi and Ben Foden and held off the hosts in a tightly fought second half, with flanker Tom Croft’s late try effectively sealing the win.