France women 11-0 England women

France v England
France have beaten England in their past three Women's Six Nations encounters
France (6) 11
Tries: Poublan
Pens: Abadie 2
England (0) 0

England were beaten in the first of their two autumn internationals, failing to register a point against France in Martigues.

Both teams fielded inexperienced line-ups and England continued their run of failing to beat France for two years.

Trailing to two first-half penalties from Audrey Abadie, they saw French wing Elodie Poublan cross for a try midway through the second period.

England play Ireland at the Twickenham Stoop on 14 November.

Simon Middleton's squad included six members of the World Cup-winning squad from Paris in August 2014, but was without players on the full-time England Sevens programme, who are targeting the Rio Olympics next year.

Number eight Sarah Hunter captained the side as Katy McLean was one of those on Sevens duty.

England: Sarah McKenna; Katie Mason, Lauren Cattell, Ceri Large, Charlotte Clapp; Emily Scott, Leanne Riley; Rochelle Clark, Amy Cokayne, Laura Keates; Tamara Taylor, Abbie Scott; Hannah Gallagher, Marlie Packer, Sarah Hunter (captain).

Replacements: Vickii Cornborough, Emma Croker, Justine Lucas, Harriet Millar-Mills, Izzy Novel-Smith, Latoya Mason, Rachel Lund, Ruth Laybourn

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