England thump France in Six Nations rout, Grand Slam in sight

Mathieu Bastareaud

"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 said at a news conference.

The first half at Castle Park in Doncaster included two tries for Jess Breach, the wing, who has now scored a remarkable 14 tries in her first four Tests, while England's final haul of seven tries included two for Poppy Cleall, the flanker.

"It's awesome to play for England at the moment but I am not the type of guy to get ahead of myself and neither are the team".

England's Owen Farrell celebrates scoring their sixth try against France at Twickenham Stadium, London February 10, 2019.

England Women next travel to face Wales Women in a fortnight's time, while France Women host Scotland. Hopefully, we will go under the radar, have two good weeks of training and get ourselves mentally and physically right.

"You can get anyone in the southern hemisphere to come up and coach in the northern hemisphere, in England, Wales, Ireland or Scotland and it's no problem", the 16-test worldwide said.

"If they don't fill it we've got an opportunity with our pace to convert that into points and we've been able to do that".

"We knew it was going to be a tough old game against Italy, but we'll take it".

But Braam Steyn's try gave the home side hope and they dug deep to make it a proper contest, capitalising on the visitors' errors.




"If you want to be one of the best teams in the world then you have to be relentless".

Jones said, "Jonny May is like, when you go to the park, and you see a person with a tennis ball and they throw it, and the dog runs 100 miles per hour and chases and brings it back".

The carnage continued in the 55th minute when Farrell scored seconds after May had nearly claimed his fourth from a move that started deep in the home half, but then all urgency drained from the game and neither line was breached again.

"My job is to put the ball down over the line, it is probably the easiest job when the guys inside me are doing a brilliant job".

With Henry Slade's try on the stroke of half-time, England had already secured a bonus point.

It appears that head coach Jacques Brunel is not sure what his best team looks like, or perhaps even what their best positions are.

"There's a lot of coaches and directors of rugby that have tried to go to France and change that culture, but French culture is not a culture that likes change", he says. "The conditions (in Japan) will not be the same". "Today the English were stronger than us". I'm most of all disappointed with what happened in the first half.

France captain Guilhem Guirado, whose side next play Scotland in Paris, said this latest reverse had been particularly damaging.

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