- Updates as England tackle France in Belfast, 7.45pm BST
- England’s pack out to bulldoze France in struggle for World Cup ultimate position
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New Zealand gained their semi-final through a comfy 45-12 margin, by the way.
So England have thrashed Spain 56-Five, tonked Italy 56-13 and thumped america 47-26, crusing in the course of the festival with an combination rating of 159-44. France, even though, have walloped Japan 72-14, bashed Australia 48-Zero and bopped Eire 21-Five, for an combination rating of 141-19. The level is about for a titanic fight, with a spot in Saturday’s ultimate – the place New Zealand wait for – the glittering prize. England went into the event as No1 seeds, however France have been No3, either one of them forward of New Zealand (Canada, 2014 runners-up however far away 2d to the Kiwis in Pool A, have been the disappointing No2 seeds) so that is, any means you take a look at it, giant. So, let’s be excited in combination, we could?