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Another England game - another two tries for Breach

Another England game - another two tries for Breach

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

One method England have used to get on the front foot early is to kick in behind the opponents and put their wingers and full-back under pressure.

It was a performance symptomatic of a wider problem in French rugby as the crisis deepens following another Six Nations defeat.

"England dominating another poor French side".

After Sarah McKenna was held up over the line, a break down the wing from Kelly Smith was quickly recycled for Poppy Cleall to hit a short line and power over.

He lost possession which set England up for their first try inside the opening three minutes, the last thing a team thin on confidence and in a stadium they rarely win at required.

"I'm Irish through and through but f*** me - Jonny May is on fire, fair play to England", one supporter said.

"It's very painful when they score try after try", France captain Guilhem Guirado said. Alongside the headline, was the text: 'It is to cry, the XV of Jacques Brunel's France never existed against England.




But England had a bonus point try on the stroke of half-time.

May dotted down for his opening try in just the second minute, the first of several scores created by kicks behind the French defence.

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". England bashed at the defense and Farrell passed out left to May, who stepped opposite Damian Penaud and was over.

Following a touchline flare-up, Farrell chased up his own kick as England scored yet another try by putting the ball behind a powerful but sluggish France. Three times England caught him out allowing Jonny May to touch down in his corner - once Penaud looked despairingly behind him to see if fullback Yoann Huget was covering and although he was not the Clermont three-quarter made no effort to get back.

It did not take for long for England to break the deadlock however, Jess Breach touching down in the 11th minute after collecting a pinpoint cross-field kick from fly-half Katy Daley-Mclean, whose conversion made her the first English woman to pass the landmark of 500 worldwide points.

When centre Henry Slade ended the first half by scoring England's fourth try, Jones' men - who are now two points clear of Wales - had a bonus-point score with 40 minutes still to play.

The last 25 minutes went scoreless, with Jones saying he was pleased England didn't relax in the second half.