Form England to face 'greatest Welsh side ever' - Jones

Form England to face 'greatest Welsh side ever' - Jones

Vunipola, named man of the match in England's opening Six Nations victory over last year's Grand Slam-winners Ireland, is expected to be out for more than two months.

England were not done before half-time, when McKenna's superb line break set up Breach for her second as she dived over in the corner as the bonus-point was secured before the break.

As the half hour mark was approaching England stepped up the accelerator with May diving over in the 24th minute and five minutes later May grabbed a grubber kick from Chris Ashton to complete a hat-trick as Eddie Jones' side stretched their lead to 23-3.

The Saracens prop picked up the problem in England's emphatic 44-8 win over France at Twickenham on Sunday, limping off early in the second half, and is expected to be out for around 10 weeks.

"Their kicking game was world-class", said fullback Thomas Ramos, who only came on for the second half, where France limited the damage after reaching the interval 30-8 down. Even though we didn't score as many points, our focus and our discipline to keep France scoreless was outstanding.

England's 36-point margin of victory was only just short of their largest against France - a 37-0 annihilation in France's first match at Twickenham in 1911. It looks unlikely they will buck that trend this year.

"At the moment we're having a great deal of success with our kicking, but that could create opportunities in the next game somewhere else". If teams defend as they do now, there's space in the back field.

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"Things are in our own hands, with two big home games to come (against England and Ireland)".

His third was a far easier finish after Chris Ashton joined the kicking gang, nudging a ideal grubber into the same left corner to send Twickenham wild as England led 23-8 with less than half an hour gone.

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

The die of England's go-to attacking tactic was cast in the opening exchanges and France failed to find any answers.

France replied through a Morgan Parra penalty and Damian Penaud try in an error-strewn performance which does not bode well in World Cup year.

While the hosts' kicks were chased by hungry backs, France's were purely defensive, and Brunel's side were nearly always on the back foot.

"We never controlled the game in the first half", Guirado told ITV.

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