• Reuters


France finally claimed a Six Nations Grand Slam on Saturday after years of frustrations and some near misses and can now look towards next year’s World Cup on home soil with confidence.

Les Bleus played some superb rugby again as they beat England 25-13 at the Stade de France for their first title since 2010, the year of their previous Grand Slam, less than 18 months before they host the sport’s extravaganza.

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