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Last Updated: Saturday, 27 March, 2004, 22:27 GMT
France v England photos
England scrum-half Matt Dawson claims the ball as Christophe Dominici of France looks on
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Matt Dawson leaps to retrieve the ball for England as the game gets off to a hectic start
Damien Traille attempts to fashion an early score for France
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After missing an early penalty, Olly Barkley is forced into defensive action to stop France's Damien Traille
Flanker Imanol Harinordoquy celebrates after scoring the first try of the night
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France make the first significant breakthrough as flanker Imanol Harinordoquy touches down in the 23rd minute
Olly Barkley has an indifferent first half that sees him convert only one of his chances
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France add two converted penalties to their score before Olly Barkley pulls three points back for England
France's Dimitri Yachvili scores a try and kicks 11 points during the first half
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Dimitri Yachvili is the star of the opening period, scoring 16 points to help the hosts to a 21-3 half-time lead
Clive Woodward's Six Nations championship hopes seem to be slipping away at half time
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England coach Clive Woodward can only look on as his world-topping side flounder under French pressure
The England recovery begins with Cohen's try making it 24-11
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Yachvili converts another penalty before Ben Cohen collects a 52nd-minute Mike Catt pass and scores in the corner
Josh Lewsey scores a 74th minute try to bring England back into the match
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With the clock running down, Josh Lewsey grabs a 74th-minute try to ensure a tense finish at the Stade de France
France win the match and are crowned worthy Six Nations champions
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The England fightback comes too late and France hold on for a 24-21 win that gives them a Six Nations Grand Slam




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