Eddie Jones ready to ‘see how big the gap is’ against Wales


Kelly Smith, Hannah Botterman and Cath O'Donnell also got on the scoresheet for England to leave them full of confidence ahead of their meeting with Wales in Cardiff on February 24.

Jonny May scored a hat-trick as England came up with a clinical display at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday to trounce France 44-8 in the second round of the Six Nations.

Five of England's six tries came from this tactic in another masterclass from Jones and his coaching team, and it wasn't just Owen Farrell supplying the through-balls; Elliot Daly, Ben Youngs and even Chris Ashton all provided pivotal kicks.

His England had stepped up from smashing Ireland to achieve their biggest win over France since a 37-0 result in 1911.

"But I'm sure teams will start defending differently against us which will create space in different areas".

Steve Borthwick, the The Red Rose's forwards coach, is expected to voice the English concerns in the customary pre-match meeting with the officials, with England anxious that France's desire to stop their free-flowing offense will see Les Bleus resort to sly tactics, which include delaying the line-out formation and resetting scrums.

They had no answer to England's relentless attacks, particularly their array of kicks that had them turning, retreating and tying themselves in knots from start to finish.

"At the moment we're having a great deal of success with our kicking, but that could create opportunities in the next game somewhere else".

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And the half ended with outside centre Henry Slade crossing for England's fourth try to leave them in complete command at 30-8.

Penaud was being targeted defensively but he did score France's only try after Yoann Huget had shaken off three would-be tacklers.

His third was a far easier finish after Chris Ashton joined the kicking gang, nudging a flawless grubber into the same left corner to send Twickenham wild as England led 23-8 with less than half an hour gone.

Jonny May stole the thunder from the former rugby league star's return to the starting line-up of a Six Nations fixture for the first time in six years.

"There's a lot more in this team and we understand that and we're committed to being the very best we can be", Jones, pictured, said.

Where England overwhelmed Ireland with power and pressure, this time they showed savvy and smarts to keep pickpocketing the French with chip kicks and grubbers and canny chasing.

"We never controlled the game in the first half", Guirado told ITV.