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.
Elliot Daly - 8
Another good showing at 15 for Daly. His pace caused all kinds of problems for France and is developing quite the partnership with May.
Chris Ashton - 7
A fantastic chip ahead for May’s third try was probably his highlight. Got himself into some good positions and, on another day, could have scored a few himself.
Henry Slade - 8
A good showing by Slade, who is slowly becoming one of the worlds best 13s. His performance was capped off nicely with a try and takes a lot of pressure off Farrell with his playmaking ability.
Manu Tuilagi - 6
Adds a whole new element to England’s attack when he is on. May not have been as involved as last week but is a constant threat with the Vunipola brothers.
Jonny May - 10
Scored a clinical hat-trick and is fast becoming England’s most consistent performer. Thoroughly deserved man of the match, you will struggle to find a better winger in the competition.
Owen Farrell - 9
His kicking was superb and put the French back three under all kinds of pressure. Picked his passes well, and hit some great lines, an all-around great performance.
Ben Youngs - 8
Another good game for the England nine. Kicked fantastically and once again controlled the tempo perfectly. Is developing a really strong partnership with Farrell.
Mako Vunipola - 8
Another impressive performance by the England prop. Made a monumental 53 metres and 11 tackles in just 43 minutes. England will hope his injury isn’t too serious.
Jamie George - 6
Played well and had a good 60 minutes. Was solid in the set-piece and is making the starting position his own.
Kyle Sinckler - 6
Not as influential as he can be but had a couple of good carries. Gave a silly penalty away for pettiness in the second half and needs to be more careful against better teams.
Courtney Lawes - 7
A good performance from Lawes made sure England did not miss Itoje at all. His hit on Bastareaud when the game was all but done said everything about his performance.
George Kruis - 6
Did not put a foot wrong while he was on but nothing spectacular either. A solid performance.
Mark Wilson - 7
The glue that holds the back row together. The flanker gets through a mountain of work and all of it has an influence.
Tom Curry - 8
Like Wilson, he gets through a lot of work. His breakdown skills have been fantastic so far and his battle against the Welsh back-row will be titanic.
Billy Vunipola - 7
Put the marker down for England from the first minute with a huge hit on Huget. Is such a quality performer that making 30 metres seems like a quiet game for him.
Replacements - 6
None of the replacements made a huge impact on the game and the performance became slightly disjointed because of the mass changes. It was hard to make an impact when the game was all but won.
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