6 Nations: Focus on England

Six nations: Gordon Reid, George North, Tommy Bowe, George Ford

England finished as runners up in 2014 losing out to Ireland on points difference. With several players missing with injury, 2015 has been a tough campaign, but with 3 wins and a loss they lead the group on points difference. There's one game to go and for England their final opponent is a resurgent French team.

Why not check out the players below and follow them through the tournament? We will bring you updates including stats on how far they ran, how many points they scored and how they rated in the game.

Billy Vunipola

England Rugby Player Billy Vunipola

Age: 22

Position: Number 8

Size: 6ft 2 & 19st 12lbs

Against Scotland: Billy was back to his rampant best against Scotland. He carried the ball 14 times making 34 metres but he critically wore down the Scottish defence drawing in tacklers and opening gaps for others.

Random fact: Billy is one of the few players to have lost weight since turning professional. He's now 3 stones lighter.

George Ford

England Rugby Player George Ford

Age: 22

Position: Fly Half (10)

Size: 5ft 9 & 13st 3lbs

Against Scotland: George was back to his cool best making several breaks and scoring the team's second try. George kicked 2 out of 3 conversions and 2 penalties contributing 15 of England's 25 points.

Random fact: His dad, Mike, used to play Rugby League before becoming a rugby union coach. Mike is now George's coach at Bath Rugby Club.

Joe Marler

England Rugby Player Joe Marler

Age: 24

Position: Prop (1)

Size: 6ft & 17st 11lbs

Against Scotland: Joe was penalised in the scrum a couple of times but made up for it with some impressive defensive work. He topped the list of England tacklers making 12 during the game, 2 more than his captain Chris Robshaw!

Random fact: His nickname is croissant because his team mates think his nose looks like a French pastry!

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