France blown away by England's first-half display - Guirado

  • France blown away by England's first-half display - Guirado

France blown away by England's first-half display - Guirado

The victor of the match between the two teams in two weeks' time will therefore take a big step towards winning the Six Nations title, and it didn't take long for Jones to start playing mind games.

'A lot of people will write us off, which is a good position to be in, ' Gatland said.

It was Wales' 11th successive victory, matching their record winning streak set between 1907 and 1910. "When we get back together on Wednesday we'll start the process of how we can get better again".

Warren Gatland will stand down as Wales coach after this year's World Cup in Japan and Jones praised the New Zealander by saying: "You know you're playing against a Warren Gatland side". Come and referee a game yourself then you can let us all judge you then. Farrell kicked an additional 14 points.

France coach Jacques Brunel admitted it had been no contest and that England had beaten them up from the start. 'Hopefully we'll go under the radar.

Such a performance in the opening period wrapped up a bonus-point by the break, with further scores coming in the second half through Cleall, Hannah Botterman and Catherine O'Donnell.

"I was pleased with our second half because we shut them out, although we missed some scoring opportunities but it was better". Even though we didn't score as many points, our focus and our discipline to keep France scoreless was outstanding.

'We didn't speak about the record at all this week, but we will probably talk about it before England, ' Gatland added.

The Leicester flyer has now scored 22 tries in 42 Tests and Jones said: "Jonny May is one of the hardest working guys in our team. He does that pretty well". "There's always space, because you've only got 15 players", Jones added.

Prop Mako Vunipola was replaced and required the application of ice to his left ankle, but Jones was uncertain of the severity of the injury.

"We were really under pressure from the English side, especially from their kicking game and we were not able to overcome that".