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‘Oh my days, France are good!’ – Best of social as France and England win

Antoine Dupont is presented with the Auld Alliance Trophy by Princess Anne

Social media was buzzing as England kept their hopes of winning the Guinness Six Nations alive with victory over Wales after France produced a stunning performance to beat Scotland in Edinburgh.

Eddie Jones’ men had Harlequins to thank as Alex Dombrandt’s try and six penalties from fly-half Marcus Smith cancelled out scores from Josh Adams, Nick Tompkins and Kieran Hardy.

Ben Youngs also came off the bench to win his 115th cap for England, breaking the men’s record previously held by Jason Leonard, as the home side prevailed 23-19 in front of more than 81,000 fans at Twickenham.

And we start with the England team themselves, as they celebrated an impressive victory against Wayne Pivac’s side.

There was also royalty in the stands as England got their campaign back on track in front of a packed Twickenham.

Meanwhile, former England fly-half Andy Goode took some time out to Tweet his verdict on the game, echoing the thoughts of most watching on.

It was a special day for England men’s new most-capped player Ben Youngs after he broke Jason Leonard’s record.

Alex Cuthbert also lit up Twickenham as he won his 50th cap for Wales.

And there was one very special message of support for Cuthbert ahead of the game, with teammate Leigh Halfpenny sending his best wishes.

Guinness Six Nations Player of the Match Marcus Smith played a crucial role in the win, staying calm under pressure to kick 18 points, and he was ecstatic after the whistle blew.

For all the talk of the rivalry between England and Wales, there is also a considerable amount of respect.

France put on a splendid display of their skill and power to win 36-17 in Edinburgh but were nonetheless full of praise for their opponents after the full-time whistle blew.

This moment of magic from Antoine Dupont had the whole of social media agasp as the 2020 Player of the Championship and reigning World Rugby Player of the Year cut through the hosts.

He certainly had the royal seal of approval after the game as Princess Anne presented him with the Auld Alliance Trophy following France’s 36-17 success.

Romain Ntamack tweeted his delight at the result after the match.

As did several other French stars.

International stars such as former Wales captain Sam Warburton heaped praise on the French performance.

And after another stunning display, it’s hard to see who can stand in France’s way of a first Grand Slam since 2010.