France v England preview

With only four months remaining before the opening match of the 2008 Rugby League World Cup finals in Australia later this year, two of the countries expected to be in the running for the top four get some much needed preparation when France and England meet in the Gillette International Test Match in Toulouse on Friday night (Saturday morning, Australia and New Zealand time).

It is the first meeting between these rugby league nations since a Great Britain side defeated France 42-14 in Leeds last June, and the first major outing for England since they formally became the lead representative team among the British home nations late last year, with a view to competing in this year