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Dusautoir: France ready to ruin

Thierry Dusautoir insists France's fierce rivalry with England will underpin their desire to ruin Twickenham's RBS 6 Nations title celebrations on Saturday.

Les Bleus have an outside chance of being crowned champions but it would take a highly unlikely sequence of results for them to lift the trophy ahead of England, Ireland or Wales.

Dusautoir admits that simply toppling the Red Rose would be reward in itself.

"This fixture is something really important for both teams. You call it the 'Le Crunch'," Dusautoir said.

"There's a reason for that and that's because of the rivalry between the teams and countries when it comes to sport.

"It's an important game for both sides. I'm sure that beyond the result and the Six Nations, England will be ready just because they're playing France.

"When you're playing at under-20 level you understand the rivalry between the teams.

"It would be a great performance for us to win. Personally, I've never won at Twickenham. It would be a great achievement that for this team.

"England are playing really good rugby and it would be nice to beat them at Twickenham."


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