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There is only a narrow strip of water separating the two countries – the English Channel to the English, La Manche in French from its sleeve-like look on a map. At its narrowest its about 32 km wide and people swim it. But the distance between the two countries has been as wide as can be. Down the years the French and the English have not liked each other all that much.
They have fought wars, they have different languages, different ways of eating and drinking, different lifestyles and they have simply not liked each other. But somehow that is changing, and it’s not just because of the English who go South to the warm fringe of the Mediterranean.
The English are taking to wine and tasty food; the French are becoming lighter of heart and adopting more and more English words, the way the English did after the Norman conquest. Instead of squabbling, the countries are actually becoming political bedfellows and in the post-Christian era religious differences are far less obvious.
The rugby difference is becoming more watered down with more and more English speakers playing in the cosmopolitan French clubs. And then playing styles have – as throughout the rugby world – become the same. French flair and unpredictably are well and truly dead. They, too, bash, believing firmly in the value of size – in the backs as well as the forwards.
Some in France are concerned that the number of foreign players in the French Top 14 is robbing French rugby of both its Frenchness and its strength. If you go through the squads of each club, add up the number of players in the squads and the number of foreigners, it is a bit of a shock. The 14 squads have a total of some 590 players, of whom 270 are foreigners. That is over 45 percent, who may be worth even more in playing time.
Still there will be a huge crowd at Stade de Francis in Northern Paris, and the Marseillaise will be as passionately as ever.
And in English hearts and minds they will know that there is a Grand Slam waiting to crown their Six Nations title, the Triple Crown, the Calcutta Cup and the Millennium Trophy. Their last Grand Slam was in 2003, the year when they won the World Cup.
France: 15 Scott Spedding, 14 Wesley Fofana, 13 Gaël Fickou, 12 Maxime Mermoz, 11 Virimi Vakatawa, 10 Francois Trinh-Duc, 9 Maxime Machenaud, 8 Loann Goujon, 7 Bernard le Roux, 6 Damien Chouly, 5 Alexandre Flanquart, 4 Yoann Maestri, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado (captain), 1 Jefferson Poirot.
Replacements: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Uini Atonio, 18 Xavier Chiocci, 19 Paul Jedrasiak, 20 Wenceslas Lauret, 21 Sébastien Bézy, 22 Jules Plisson, 23 Maxime Médard.
England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jack Nowell, 10 George Ford, 9 Danny Care, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 James Haskell, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 George Kruis, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (captain), 1 Mako Vunipola.
Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Kieran Brookes, 19 Joe Launchbury, 20 Jack Clifford, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Manu Tuilagi. Elliot Daly.