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Here are the 5 first half tries from a ridiculous England v France game

The Six Nations is f***ing amazing.

Ben Youngs celebrates scoring his side's first try Source: James Crombie/INPHO

ENGLAND HAD A mountain to climb against France, but when Ben Youngs grounded this score in the second minute, they looked like the Sherpas who helped Homer climb the matterhorn.

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Fortunately, another French team turned up and started playing clinical counter-attacking rugby to run in tries like this from Sebastian Tillous-Borde.

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And this one from Noa Nakaitaci (though he almost ballsed it up).

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However, Stuart Lancaster’s side were determined to keep their heads up and play, well, heads-up rugby; running from deep to open up a commanding 27 – 15 lead before half-time after tries from Anthony Watson and a second from Youngs.

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Here’s how the second half unfolded.

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