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England complete Grand Slam with victory over France in Paris

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PARIS -- England have completed the RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam after beating France at the Stade de France on Saturday evening. It is their first championship clean sweep since 2003.

Heading to Paris England already had the Six Nations title secured following their wins on the road at Scotland and Italy and their two victories at Twickenham against Ireland and Wales. And they completed the job in Paris thanks to tries from Danny Care, Dan Cole and Anthony Watson.

Eddie Jones has only been in charge of England since December and the Grand Slam comes in his first championship as head coach. Hooker Dylan Hartley captained the side in all five matches where he was aided by vice-captains Billy Vunipola, Owen Farrell and Mike Brown.

England opened their championship bid with a 15-9 win at Murrayfield over Scotland and they then trounced Italy 40-9 in Rome. In round three they beat Ireland 21-10 at Twickenham and then survived a late fight back from Wales to beat Warren Gatland's side 25-21 last weekend. They completed the clean sweep beating France 31-21 under the lights in Paris.

England will now turn attention to a one-off Test against Wales in May before then travelling to Australia for a three-Test tour against the Wallabies.