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Summary

  1. Final score: France 21-31 England
  2. Care, Cole & Watson tries, Farrell 4 pens & 2 cons for England
  3. 7 Machenaud pens for France
  4. England win first Grand Slam since 2003
  5. Earlier wins for Ireland and Wales
  6. Click live button for BBC One coverage

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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England win Grand Slam

Rightio, that is us for the evening.

Congratulations England for the clean sweep.

Well done France for making sure they got their hands dirty to get it.

Eddie Jones finishes up his media duties by saying that if England win it again next year, that will be a real achievement.

Hard man to please. But I'm looking forward to 2017 already.

Bonne nuit.

"It is not all going to go swimmingly"

England win Grand Slam

Matt Dawson

2003 World Cup winner

"I think boys and coaches have been harsh on themselves saying they haven’t played well, they are underestimating France. Never underestimate how important having this experience under belt. It is going to important because you can call on it. It is not all going to go swimmingly, there will be adversity but it is great to have in the bank."

I'm so happy at the moment'

England win Grand Slam

Billy Vunipola
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England's Billy Vunipola says: "This means a great deal. It's such a great bunch of guys and we've had a great eight weeks.

"No-one can forget the World Cup but this is a great achievement and I'm so happy at the moment.

"We came here and knew the crowd and the French players did not want us to win the Grand Slam on their home turf but we stood up to them and eventually came out on top."

Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

"I am delighted for Dylan not withstanding fact he took a heavy knock, not just this moment but to be a Grand Slam winning captain. He thought his England days were over, he is now going to stand on this stage as a Grand Slam champion."

'This squad has been brilliant'

England win Grand Slam

Owen Farrell
AP

England's Owen Farrell tells BBC One: "It's brilliant. We set ourselves a goal to be the most dominant team in Europe and we've achieved that. It was not the best of starts for us even though we were up but we showed some character in the second half - the boys were brilliant.

"We were focused on our job, the right messages were being said out there, France are a good team, especially over here but the boys weathered it well.

"This squad has been brilliant since we met up at the start of the Six Nations. We built on our performances and got what we deserved. I'm just chuffed for the boys, we have a few that have been through a lot and some people that have come in."

England win Grand Slam

France 21-31 England

Matt Dawson

2003 World Cup winner

England win Grand Slam
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"It is a tough way to win it for England because they had three away games and this is notoriously very difficult for England to come and win in Paris, and with all expectation, all media pressure, all us old pros. 

"This is really what the old pros want, to see the future of game experience the incredible highs of success that we had. These are special moments for us. It is emotional and a fantastic achievement for the boys and I truly believe it could be the first step on a great journey on the next three of four years."

France 21-31 England

Ian Robertson

BBC Rugby Correspondent

"Eddie Jones will be the proudest Australian in the United Kingdom, he has inspired this team."

We're only going to get better - Jones

England win Grand Slam

Eddie Jones
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England boss Eddie Jones tells BBC One: "I'm very proud of the boys. We were not at our best but we battled throughout and deserve the victory.

"It's a great achievement by the team. I always had confidence in the team.

"Dylan Hartley has been fantastic and he has done a very good job. Billy Vunipola, Mike Brown and Owen Farrell have done very well assisting him along with James Haskell and Chris Robshaw. That nucleus has been very strong.

"The great thing is the best is ahead of us. We're looking forward to Australia and we're only going to get better."

'I don't see this team getting worse'

England win Grand Slam

Jeremy Guscott

Former England international

"Eddie Jones has inspired his team and that's what coaches are they to do. He has come in with a gameplan and brought in a captain and that has worked.

"The pain of missing out in the past will be put to bed and they are only going to get better - I don't see this team getting worse.

"I've enjoyed the tournament, it has been wonderful."

England win Grand Slam

France 21-31 England

England hoist the trophy to the backing of some ecstatic Europop at eardrum-bashing volume and some fast emptying Stade de France stands.

The squad don't mind. They are in a bubble of their own and soon covered in bubbles from the bottles set aside for them as well.

Fully deserved.

England win Grand Slam

France 21-31 England

England's players are being called up to the presentation platform by a French stadium announcer who is pleased to get to Mike Brown after wrestling a little unconvincingly with the likes of Billy Vunipola and George Kruis' names.

Bill Beaumont is up there to show a friendly face to his modern successors.

Matt Dawson

2003 World Cup winner

"Of course we can say most important thing is Dylan Hartley is out there healthy but for him the most important thing is to be out there to lift trophy. 

"It shows any team that wins a Grand Slam they will be out there hugging and cheering but what incredible journey these players been through. I am chuffed to bits for them."

'This shows potential'

France 21-31 England

Brian Moore

Ex-England hooker on BBC One

"There's a lot more to come and lots of areas to improve on and Eddie Jones knows that. But this shows a lot of potential.

"Let's not forget Stuart Lancaster, he must be sitting at home and thinking 'what if' as he identified many of these players that are playing here."

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England win Grand Slam

France 21-31 England

Dylan Hartley is back out with his team-mates as they huddle up with their support staff. He looks a little woozy, but great to see him back on his feet and ready to get his rewards for leading England to a Grand Slam.

Owen Farrell is "chuffed". Billy Vunipola is "blessed". More and more interesting quotes to come.

England win Grand Slam

France 21-31 England

England's players disappear into a flurry of bearhugs and backslaps.

Coach Eddie Jones is on his way down to join in. Possibly. First he has got to make his way through a stairway of indifferent Frenchman and a round of media questions.

The head honcho admits that England were "not at their best today" and immediately throws forward to the summer tour of Australia.

Matt Dawson

2003 World Cup winner

"Make no bones about it this is a real decent performance against a French side who have given their best performance in this Six Nations. Also we are in Paris not Twickenham when you get carried away with euphoria. England have travelled and won the Grand slam away from home."

Yoann Maestri
AP

Full-time

France 21-31 England

Ben Youngs hoofs the ball into the stands!

England's Grand Slam is complete.

England
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England 21-31 France

Ian Robertson

BBC Rugby Correspondent

"It is through, England have won the Grand Slam. There is no time left for France to come back"

'Grand Slams are never easily won'

France 21-31 England

Brian Moore

Ex-England hooker on BBC One

"People will say it has been a poor championship, but Grand Slams are never easily won and are always worth something."

Penalty - France 21-31 England

Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell dispatches the kick and Nigel Owens dispatches France's Xavier Chiocci to the bin for pulling down the line-out and giving away the penalty.

That is the Grand Slam sealed.

Missed drop-goal - France 21-28 England

George Ford misses a drop-goal attempt, but he has a penalty advantage in his back pocket.

Owen Farrell will get a shot off the tee and it is not much more than a gimme...

France 21-28 England

Mike Brown nicks another turnover. George Kruis charges down Maxime Machenaud's box-kick and France now have a long way to go with England throwing into a line-out on the home side's 22m line. 

France 21-28 England

A converted France try would wreck England's party in a most irritating way.

The hosts are running from deep to try and make it happen.

Maro Itoje dives on a loose ball to check their momentum though.

'Clinical'

France 21-28 England

Brian Moore

Ex-England hooker on BBC One

"England need to be really clinical now."

Penalty - France 21-28 England

Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell catches it sweet and the chariots are swinging in the stands.

They can sniff a first Grand Slam since 2003.

France 21-25 England

Replacement Paul Jedrasiak catches Ben Youngs high in the tackle. It was despairing rather than malicious but it is still a penalty.

Up near halfway, but Owen Farrell is going to take it on...

France 21-25 England

Matt Dawson

2003 World Cup winner

"After that long break for Dylan Hartley’s injury, it depends on which leadership team grabs initiative. England, their attack there was poor."

Dylan Hartley
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France 21-25 England

Dan Cole goes into a contact a little upright and allows French hands to limpets onto the ball. Penalty France and the white pressure dissipates. 

France 21-25 England

Billy Vunipola picks and goes and make a good 10 metres. Haskell has a bash. As does Chris Robshaw.

Stade de France a little quiet. England up to the 22m.

Billy Vunipola
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'Big question'

France 21-25 England

Mike Tindall

Former England captain on BBC One

"There is a big question over Luke Cowan-Dickie. England's set piece has been fantastic and that needs to carry on."

France 21-25 England

Luke Cowan-Dickie is already on in readiness to replace Dylan Hartley, who is still being transferred to a stretcher.

Finally the England captain departs to the treatment room to applause. We'll keep you updated.

Play to restart with an England scrum.

+++Stat attack+++

France are edging the attacking stats - yet England lead and have scored three tries to nil.

Stats
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France 21-25 England

Ouch.

Dylan Hartley has copped a knee to the head attempting a front-on tackle on a full-bore Uini Atonio.

The England captain is out cold, the medics are on swiftly and are working away.

France 21-25 England

Some scrum-down grind and grunt as France try and make their fresh legs and weight advantage pay in the front row.

Nigel Owens wants to see the ball head into the fresh air and tells scrum-half Maxime Machenaud to use it as he resets for a third time.

Free-kick England for pushing too early.

France 21-25 England

A little rash from Maro Itoje as he shunts into Maxime Mermoz at a ruck without attempting to bind with the Frenchman or any of his own team-mates.

A simple penalty to give and a simple escape route for France from their 22m.

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Thom Kellett: We could easily lose every game on the amount of penalties we give away!

Jon Evans: Conceding 21 points from penalties isn't good enough from England.

France 21-25 England

France have dumped 23 stone of Uini Atonio into the front row off the bench. That heft helps them win a scrum decision, but Maro Itoje nicks a line-out against the head to help even things up.

Play back in a pock-mark midfield. Nothing to choose between these two. Tight as a piano string.

Watch: Watson scores England's third try

Anthony Watson crosses in the corner for the visitors...

Watson extends England lead

Bodies are on the line

France 21-25 England

James Haskell and Owen Farrell are leading the way with 11 tackles apiece for England - you feel they'll have to make plenty more if England are to win this match. 

France 21-25 England

This is looking the last round of a heavyweight bout rather than an annual rugby tournament.

Chris Robshaw and James Haskell are both looking battered.