Eddie Jones ready to ‘see how big the gap is’ against Wales


England played in the empty spaces and France had no response for that simple strategy, resulting in their eighth defeat since beating Eddie Jones' side in last year's Six Nations.

Jonny May ran in a first-half hat-trick of tries as England thrashed France 44-8 at Twickenham yesterday to make it two wins from two this year's Six Nations.

"You go there and it is a tough game, they are a good side, (there is a) loud crowd but it has never been a fortress to me", added Jones, who has never lost to Wales since he was appointed England coach in 2015.

'The England game is going to get hyped up a lot, but we need to just focus on ourselves, ' Wales number eight Navidi said.

France captain Guilhem Guirado knocked on and England full-back Elliot Daly, recovering the loose ball, cut a line through the visitors defence before putting in a clever angled kick behind the cover and into the in-goal area.

A team is a reflection of its coach and we saw with Ben Youngs walking off in the middle of an interview with Sky during the summer that his behaviour did rub off on his players.

"I still believe Gareth Anscombe is the outside-half who should start what will be monumental and potentially Six Nations Championship decider at the Principality Stadium in a couple of weeks", Johns wrote for Wales Online.

England Women made it two bonus-point wins from two in the 2019 tournament as they beat France 41-26 at Castle Park in Doncaster.

May was inches away from his fourth in the second half but couldn't quite reach a kick through from Farrell, though luckily the fly-half was also chasing and dived on the loose ball to touch down.

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

Coach Jacques Brunel could not say he did not know what was coming after England had used the kick and chase with such success in Dublin last week and he will have more questions to answer after picking a back three of players all operating out of their usual positions.

"At the moment we are having a great deal of success with our kicking and if you chase well it's hard to counter. It wasn't the ideal game but it also says to us how much more we have in us and that's exciting". The teams meet again in Yokohama in October.

'If this was a normal year, on reflection, maybe we wouldn't have made so many changes, but we wanted to give everyone in the 31 an opportunity to be involved in the first two games'. "To score a try for your country is awesome and especially at Twickenham so I am very grateful and very lucky", he said.