England picked up where they left off last week with a huge 44-8 victory against a shambolic French team.

An electric start by the hosts saw Jonny May dot down in the corner after just one minute as England continued their habit of starting games fast.

Two Owen Farrell penalties, either side of a Morgan Parra penalty, made the score 11-3 after just 12 minutes.

May was over again on 20 minutes. Some significant carries from the forwards gave the platform for Farrell to loop a pass over to May, who made no mistake.

A deft chip forward by Chris Ashton gave May his hat-trick before 30 minutes as England swarmed over the French defence. Farrell’s conversion made the score 23-3.

Yoann Huget’s run and some poor English defending provided the opportunity for Damian Penaud to clinically score in the corner on 35 minutes – their last of the game.

England struck again just before half-time. Another kick in behind put France in trouble, and the ball was worked out wide for Henry Slade to score. Another Farrell conversion made the scoreline 30-8 at half-time.

10 minutes into the second half, England scored again through a penalty try. Gael Fickou was yellow carded for tackling a flying Ashton off the ball, after an interception by Slade.

Some quick thinking by Ben Youngs put England on the attack again. A break from Farrell and another chip forward gave him England’s sixth and final try after a goal-line scramble.

Another fantastic performance by England sets them up nicely for a potential grand-slam decider against Wales in a couple of weeks’ time, in what should be a tremendous match-up.

Here are our player ratings from the win against France.