Wounded French will pose danger

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BEN Foden warned England will be heading into the ‘danger zone’ against France in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final.

France appear to be in a state of disarray following last weekend’s defeat to Tonga, with coach Marc Lievremont openly criticising his players and vice versa.

But Foden believes that internal conflict will only serve to make Les Bleus more dangerous - and England must be ready to meet that ferocity head-on or they will be on the first flight home.

“It’s a massive danger zone,” said Foden, who started all four of England’s World Cup group-stage victories.

“France are going to be like a wounded animal.”