France will cross the Channel without three players that were part of the team for the u/20 Six Nations opener against Wales which France won 32-10. The two loose forwards, Killian Geraci and Aubin Hueber will miss the trip due to injuries while Sacha Zeguer will serve his suspension after receiving a red card against Wales.
A true character test awaits this French team as they have never beaten their English counterparts throughout the age groups.
France coach Louis Carbonel expects an England u/20 team that will look to revenge their loss in the 2018 World Championship final in 2018. England can not afford to lose against France this Saturday after their loss against Ireland (27-35) in the opener of this 2019 tournament. Another loss will end their hopes to be crowned as 2019 champions.
This match will be played on Saturday 09 February 2019 at Sandy Park, Exeter.