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New-look France seek to end England's Grand Slam bid

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Rarely can France have been in such need of a win at Twickenham as they will be when they try to salvage a flagging season by stopping England's bid for a Six Nations Grand Slam in its tracks on Saturday. 

England rugby union player Manusamoa Tuilagi (foreground) takes part in a training session with teammates at Twickenham Stadium in south-west London on February 22, 2013, on the eve of their Six Nations match against France. Rarely can France have been in such need of a win at Twickenham as they try to salvage a flagging season by stopping England's bid for a Six Nations Grand Slam.

Pre-tournament favourites France, arguably just one refereeing decision away from winning the 2011 World Cup final, are now bottom of the Six Nations table after defeats by Italy and Wales.

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