Six Nations: Jeremy Guscott on how England exposed France

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Six Nations 2019: England wreck France 44-8 at Twickenham – highlights

One more week and yet another grab for England.

Their point out in opposition to France used to be now not as impressive as of their opening-round success in Dublin however, given how abject the traffic were, it did now not can contain to be.

England were now not required to be as ingenious as they were in opposition to Ireland. The France defence used to be more chaotic and simply manipulated than Joe Schmidt’s aspect.

However the pre-match planning used to be simply as suave.

England exploit Huget’s shortcomings

Someone in Eddie Jones’ brains believe of coaches worked available might per chance well be home in within the support of the France defence and the group exploited it over and over, with three of their four tries created by a kick forward.

No topic almost 60% of the game being played within the France half, England kicked the ball from hand more than the traffic – 49 times to 38.

It helped that for the 2d week in succession, England got here up in opposition to a non-specialist stout-support.

Final week, Robbie Henshaw used to be standing in at 15 for Ireland. This week, Yoann Huget – whose final birth at stout-support used to be support in June 2013 in opposition to the All Blacks – stuffed in for France.

Huget’s dedication to one-on-one defensive scenarios is now not all it might in all probability per chance well be, however crucially he also failed in his purpose as the commander-in-chief of a pendulum defence.

From that deeper purpose, it used to be his job to make certain the wings transfer up and down the flanks in tandem to create quilt for both touchline, hoping on where England were attacking.

It takes time to catch used to that purpose and Huget, in overall a winger, used to be uncovered by England.

Too in overall there wasn’t any individual at home.

Moments earlier than Jonny Might per chance per chance’s third strive – as Henry Slade hoists the ball into the Twickenham sky, Morgan Parra comes forward from the stout-support diagram whereas Yoann Huget is practically on the cruise
Parra comes forward to compete for the ball however Huget follows the scrum-half as an various of monitoring support to dash the gap
The ball spills backwards and Chris Ashton gathers it earlier than inserting in a grubber kick for Might per chance per chance to whole his hat-trick – within the meantime Huget has adopted the ball into the defensive line leaving the backfield free

It used to be now not primarily a pre-planned transfer, however England’s coaches would contain raised the likelihood that France might per chance well be out of diagram within the backfield then depended on their players’ skill to learn a field and figure out if the hypothesis is changing into actuality on the pitch.

This novel England group contain the personnel to spend these scenarios within the occasion that they arise.

With Farrell, Slade and Daly all within the aspect there is staunch footballing skill within the backline.

They contain got purchased the raw tempo of Jonny Might per chance per chance to handbook that dash, however the physical gainline possibility of Manu Tuilagi in midfield also retains defences simply within the occasion that they fight and drift too huge or hang support too a lot.

In Dublin the home used to be out huge and in opposition to France the home used to be in within the support of. Each times England discovered a approach into it.

For the time being, every little thing goes incredibly effectively for England. Issues are falling moral by and pleasing, the ball goes to hand and their resolution making has been sound.

France were abject and they are a aspect combating identification. All they’ve is their size, however they play esteem they are waiting for the next meal as an various of scoring tries.

Inevitably though, there’ll approach a sport where the defence will get the upper hand.

There shall be times once you happen to dink it thru and somebody is there to catch it, or once you happen to bound it huge there is somebody there to intercept.

When that happens this might per chance well be a take a look at for England to address self perception of their skill and adapt mid-match to search out a approach thru.

Can England learn from the classes of 2013?

The Millennium Stadium on 23 February is strictly the form of ambiance to create that examination.

In 2013, Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs and Manu Tuilagi were segment of a initiating XV that can per chance well now not address the ambiance created by 70,000 Welsh followers, with a Huge Slam on the road.

The class of 2019 handled the sphere of going away to Ireland’s Aviva Stadium totally.

  • Jones says England have to face ‘very best Wales aspect ever’

However Cardiff, loud and intimidating, is a definite kettle of fish to the more inclusive indubitably feel of Dublin.

I contemplate the match shall be made up our minds by the contest between England’s multi-possibility assault and Wales’ defence, masterminded by Shaun Edwards.

You contain purchased a passionate defence below Edwards and there is dinky doubt Tuilagi will plan consideration from Josh Adams and George North.

The Leicester centre is a possibility with or with out the ball. When Keith Earls got here for him in Dublin, it made Ireland slender in defence as they tried to shorten his yards with the ball and limit his momentum.

The Wales wingers will can contain to be very lovable in how they fight and chop down Tuilagi’s home.

Equally, England will can contain to be canny with the times they spend Tuilagi as a carrier or a decoy. This is able to per chance be England’s assault in opposition to Wales’ defence.

Eddie Jones’ males shall be favourites – it is how they address it.

Everybody round England is already speaking about winning the Championship, the Huge Slam and the World Cup – however they’ve to grab it sport by sport.

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