England vs France: Kick-off time, Venue, TV channel and Team News

England are looking to back up their win over Samoa in the opening game as they meet France today hoping to cement their place in the quarter-finals.

France too won last week beating Greece but this will be a harder test.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

Kick-off time and venue

The game kicks off at 17:00 at the University of Bolton Stadium.

TV Channel

TV coverage starts at 16:30 on BBC Two.

Team News

England have made five changes to the 19-man squad named against Samoa. Mikolaj Oledzki, John Bateman, Joe Batchelor, Andy Ackers and Ryan Hall all come in for Tommy Makinson, Morgan Knowles, Matty Lees, Mike Coooper and Mike McMeeken. Marc Sneyd and Kai Pearce-Paul are set to play after missing out last week.

Sam Tomkins
Kallum Watkins
Herbie Farnworth
Ryan Hall
Jack Welsby
George Williams
Tom Burgess
Michael McIlorum
Luke Thompson
Elliott Whitehead
John Bateman
Victor Radley
Dom Young
Chris Hill
Andy Ackers
Marc Sneyd
Joe Batchelor
Mikolaj Oledzki
Kai Pearce-Paul

As for France, they have Leeds signing Justin Sangare available alongside Morgan Escare of Salford Red Devils. Catalans again dominate as some the Dragons’ departing stars are also set to feature such as Corentin Le Cam who could be rugby union bound.

Morgan ESCARE
Arthur ROMANO
Samisoni LANGI
Matthieu LAGUERRE
Fouad YAHA
Arthur MOURGUE
Tony GIGOT
Jordan DEZARIA
Alrix Da COSTA
Lambert BELMAS
Benjamin JULLIEN
Paul SEGUIER
Benjamin GARCIA
Eloi PELISSIER
Justin SANGARE
Gadwin SPRINGER
Mickaël GOUDEMAND
Corentin LE CAM
Cesar ROUGE

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