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France 24-17 England PLAYER RATINGS: Jonny May impresses while George Furbank has a debut to forget England suffered a 24-17 defeat against France in opening Six Nations clash  Jonny May was one of the standout performers, but George Furbank struggled  Sportsmail's Nik Simon assesses the best and worst performers from the game 

By Nik Simon for MailOnline

Published: 17:33 GMT, 2 February 2020 | Updated: 17:42 GMT, 2 February 2020

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England's Six Nations campaign got off to a frustrating start as they were beaten 24-17 by France.

Jonny May impressed late on, but others struggled for Eddie Jones' side.  

Sportsmail's Nik Simon assesses the best and worst performers at the Stade de France. 

Jonny May was one of England's standout performers as they were beaten 24-17 by France

Jonny May was one of England's standout performers as they were beaten 24-17 by France

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15) George Furbank - 5

Debut to forget as a series of handling errors did not help settle his nerves on Test stage.

George Furbank endured a debut to forget, with the 23-year-old making several mistakes

George Furbank endured a debut to forget, with the 23-year-old making several mistakes

14) Jonny May - 8

Made amends for defensive brain fade with two majestic tries to give England late hope.

13) Manu Tuilagi - 6

Made big hits in attack and defence but was forced off after just 16 minutes through injury. 

12) Owen Farrell - 5

Biggest cheer of the day when the skipper dropped the ball twice as many minutes.

Owen Farrell dropped the ball twice in as many minutes during England's defeat to France

Owen Farrell dropped the ball twice in as many minutes during England's defeat to France

11) Elliot Daly - 5

Back in his preferred position on the

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