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Sky Sports to televise England Women’s Six Nations match against France

31 January 2012

  • Live match action available on Sky Sports
  • Rugby fans able to watch three live Six Nations matches
The 6 Nations womens captains

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Three of England Women’s RBS 6 Nations matches will be available to watch live this season, with broadcaster Sky Sports confirming they will now televise England’s championship clash against France.

Sky Sports, who most recently televised England’s historic 10-0 victory over New Zealand last autumn at Twickenham Stadium, will broadcast England’s match against France on March 11 at Stade Charlety in Paris, kick off 12.45pm GMT, on Sky Sports HD 2 Red Button.

The game is set to be a thriller with the top two ranked teams in the tournament going head-to-head. And although England are the reigning Grand Slam champions, going for a record seventh consecutive title, France were last victorious over England just two months ago, taking a 16-15 victory in South West France.

Sky Sports Rugby Union Producer Gus Williamson said: "We are delighted to be showing England Women on Sky Sports again. This is a top game in the RBS 6 Nations and having beaten world champions New Zealand in the autumn, England will be looking to maintain momentum and successfully defend their crown as RBS 6 Nations Champions, live on Sky Sports. This match really compliments our continued support of women’s rugby and is certain to be a match that fans of the game won’t want to miss."

England Head Coach Gary Street added: "We are delighted that Sky Sports are going to be showing our match against France. Matches between England and France are always fiercely contested, with just one point separating the two sides in our last encounter.

"With France taking that win against us in the autumn we will be keen to reverse that result and maintain our Six Nations title campaign, but there’s no doubt it’s going to be tough with matches in France always providing an intimidating but electric atmosphere."

Rugby fans will also be able to watch live match action when England take on Wales at Twickenham Stadium on February 25 on the BBC Red Button and the BBC Sport website, whilst England’s final Six Nations clash against Ireland on March 17 will be streamed live through www.rfu.com/englandwomenlive.

England’s Six Nations Fixtures

February 5, 2012, Scotland v England, Lasswade, Edinburgh, KO 5.00pm
February 12, 012, Italy v England, Parabiago, Nr Milan, KO 2.00pm GMT
February 25, 2012, England v Wales, Twickenham Stadium, KO 6.15pm - Live on the BBC Red Button and on www.bbc.co.uk/sport. Free entry to the stadium after the men’s Six Nations match
March 11, 2012, France v England, Stade Charlety, Paris, KO 12.45pm GMT - Live on Sky Sport HD 2 Red Button
March 17, 2012 England v Ireland, Esher RFC, KO 2.00pm - Live on www.rfu.com/englandwomenlive.com.

Tickets can be purchased on game day on the gate or online at http://www.esherrugby.com/ticket_sales.html, priced £10 for adults, £5 for Under 16s.