|Six Nations Championship|
|England: (30) 44|
|Tries: Would perchance maybe 3, Slade, penalty are attempting, Farrell Con: Farrell 3 Pens: Farrell 2|
|France: (8) 8|
|Tries: Penaud Pens: Parra|
England blew France away with a first-half of hat-trick of tries from Jonny Would perchance maybe to proceed their amazing commence to the Six Nations.
Would perchance maybe went over three cases within the left-hand nook within the principle 30 minutes as England’s forwards steamrollered France and their backs’ kicking recreation lower them apart.
Eddie Jones’ males added two extra within the second half of, one throughout the relentless Owen Farrell and the opposite a penalty are attempting after Chris Ashton had been introduced down without the ball.
France had no acknowledge to England’s physicality, their abet three became inner out by the constant kicks rained in at the abet of them, and their appalling bustle at Twickenham goes on.
England non-public now won 10 of their closing 13 Six Nations matches against France, Les Bleus on a imperfect bustle of eight defeats of their closing 9 with the 2 facets due to the fulfill at the community phases of this autumn’s World Cup.
With Italy and Scotland to reach abet at home subsequent month – one who non-public by no design won at this stadium, the opposite now not in 36 years – the clash against Wales in Cardiff in a fortnight’s time is shaping up to be the decisive match on this Twelve months’s championship.
- England to face ‘finest Wales facet ever’ – Jones
- Relive England v France as it came about
- England females accumulate seven tries against France
Would perchance maybe Day comes early
England had scored early tries in each of their past five matches and they accelerated out of the blocks all over but again.
The males in white counter-attacked after a French knock-on, Daly lower a swathe throughout the scattered French rearguard and kicked forward into acres of condominium for Would perchance maybe to bustle accelerate and touch the free ball down.
Farrell slid the conversion wide but banged over a penalty both facet of a easy one for Morgan Parra for 11-3, and as a rain squall blew in on the chilly wind, each facets looked to kick into condominium of their opponent’s abet topic.
And it became once Would perchance maybe who struck but again. Farrell’s long scuttle over-scuttle after a series of heavyweight drives at the French line left the winger one on one with Damian Penaud but standing mild, but he stepped his reverse number with insouciance to dance into the nook.
With much less than half of an hour gone he had his hat-trick as England’s thundering forwards left the French defensive line reeling before Ashton dabbed the ball into the empty areas at the abet of for Would perchance maybe to scurry through and hasten all the contrivance throughout the are attempting-line.
Yoann Huget labored an opening down the England ravishing for Penaud to dive into the nook, but it really became once the briefest of interruptions as but but one more kick through effect Ashton within the accelerate.
The 31-Twelve months-mild became once hauled down a metre from the line but prop Kyle Sinckler spun a scrum-half of’s scuttle out left for Henry Slade to step inner Guilhem Guirado.
England had their fourth strive to a bonus-level before the half of-time whistle had been blown, Farrell sliding over his conversion for 30-8 and the cavorting home crowd giving their facet a standing ovation as they jogged for the dressing room.
England accumulate consistency to bolster belief
It became once to salvage worse for France. Slade picked off a free scuttle on a uncommon French foray into England’s 22, and when he kicked forward for the galloping Ashton, Gael Fickou’s desperate bound ended with him hauling down his reverse number without the ball.
Referee Nigel Owens ran to the posts to signal a penalty strive to then sent Fickou to the sin-bin to compound the guests’ woes.
France non-public been on the ropes and it became once Farrell to land the next blow, following up his devour kick after Ben Youngs took a fast penalty and Would perchance maybe couldn’t pretty procure for but but one more are attempting.
There became once a question of whether or now not Would perchance maybe had zigzag an arm around Antoine Dupont as they fought for the free ball, ravishing as there had been about how likely Ashton would non-public been to construct up without Fickou’s illegal intervention, but with a 34-level lead and bigger than a quarter of the contest mild to reach abet, England failed to care.
Courtney Lawes introduced but one more shout as he sent the grand Mathieu Bastareaud backwards within the form out before the intensity dipped as Jones threw on his replacements.
Four years ago England caught 55 beneficial properties on France and but later that Twelve months crashed out of the World Cup at the community phases.
However after backing up closing week’s impressive raise over Ireland in Dublin with this performance, their supporters will be believing that this time around would perchance furthermore be varied.
Man of the Match – Jonny Would perchance maybe
“Scoring tries is scrumptious and it’s special at Twickenham to construct up in your country,” Would perchance maybe told Radio 5 are residing. “I genuinely am ravishing getting on the abet of great work from all individuals else, and what I’m doing is ravishing as necessary as what all individuals else is doing and it’s ravishing a cog within the wheel.”
‘Full save watch over from England’ – diagnosis
Aged England global and BBC Radio 5 are residing pundit Matt Dawson
“It became once ominous for France even after a minute. England are higher drilled than closing Twelve months, I judge they’re doing issues earlier in fewer phases and in higher positions.
“England non-public been honest correct but France saved going, they did now not throw the towel in. It became once total save watch over from England for a gigantic selection of of the 80 minutes even though.
“The recreation in Cardiff has plentiful consequences. Don’t underestimate Wales, they form now not want motivating. They are going to be fully pumped.”
England: Daly; Ashton, Slade, Tuilagi, Would perchance maybe, Farrell, Youngs; M Vunipola, George, Sinckler, Lawes, Kruis, Wilson, Curry, B Vunipola
Replacements: Moon for M Vunipola (44), Launchbury for Kruis (47), Hughes for Curry (47), Nowell for Ashton (52), Cole for Sinckler (57), Cowan-Dickie for George (62), Ford for Tuilagi (62)
France: Huget; Penaud, Bastareaud, Doumayrou, Fickou; Lopez, Parra; Poirot, Guirado, Bamba, Vahaamhina, Lambey, Camara, Iturria, Picamoles
Replacements: Ramos for Huget (41), Ntamack for Penaud (47), Dupont for Parra (47), Aldegheri for Bamba (57), Willemse for Vahaamhina, Alldritt for Lambey (70)
No longer historical: Bourgarit, Priso
Ref: Nigel Owens (Wales)