England odds-on to complete Grand Slam

England are 33/100 to complete the Grand Slam after winning the Six Nations title at the weekend.

France's 29-18 defeat to Scotland on Sunday afternoon swept them over the finishing line with a round to spare.

The Six Nations title had never before been won as early as the penultimate weekend and the silverware, which will sit beside the Triple Crown at Twickenham, ends a dispiriting run of four successive runner-up finishes.

More treasured riches are on offer in Paris on Saturday, however, when England will seek to beat France to complete their first Grand Slam since Martin Johnson's World Cup winners of 2003.

Coach Eddie Jones insists the prospect of completing the ultimate challenge in northern hemisphere rugby ensures the victory festivities will be restrained. 

“The emotions were a bit mixed to be honest,” Jones told the BBC. “It's obviously nice to win the Championship, but as a team we feel like we haven't achieved what we want to achieve and that's the Grand Slam.

“If we prepare well, we'll do the business. We'll go to Paris confident. France were always going to be a difficult side and they showed at times against Scotland that they can play sublime rugby. At other times it's not so sublime, so we need to make sure they don't have too many sublime moments.

“Winning the title is a fantastic achievement by the team. The squad is still very much the same one from the World Cup, so the squad has changed themselves and the real credit goes to the players.”

France are 47/20 to bounce back from their defeat in Scotland by beating England.