England will start the defence of their Six Nations Championship title away to Italy in February.
Guy Noves classed England alongside New Zealand by admitting they were the two teams everyone wanted to avoid in the 2019 World Cup draw.
England have been drawn with France and Argentina in Pool C for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
England will be hoping to escape inclusion in another pool of death when the 2019 World Cup draw is made on Wednesday.
Toulouse skipper and former France captain Thierry Dusautoir has confirmed he will retire at the end of the season.
Yoann Maestri has been fined £26,000 for comments he made about the referee after France's Six Nations game against Wales.
Yoann Maestri faces a misconduct complaint following the chaotic conclusion of France's Six Nations win over Wales.
Six Nations bosses have opened an investigation into the chaotic scenes at the end of the France-Wales game in Paris on Saturday.
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