England boss Jones ready for 'greatest Welsh side ever' after France rout

England 44 - 8 France: Jones’ men sets sights on ‘greatest’ Welsh side

England boss Jones ready for ‘greatest Welsh side ever’ after France rout

"We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever", said England coach Jones.

England Women made it two wins from two in this year's Six Nations courtesy of a comprehensive 41-26 victory over reigning Grand Slam champions France in Doncaster.

The tournament's only unbeaten teams clash in a fortnight with Jones recalling the claim made by Gatland while England were reeling from a five-Test losing run that Wales and their old foes are "poles apart".

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

Farrell kicked for a whopping 589.3 metres on the day, almost double the next most by a player on either team.

One bright spark in a bleak afternoon for France was Penaud, who burst through the gain line on multiple occasions during the first half and finished off a lovely try to bring his side some hope, even if it was quickly doused.

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. Even though we didn't score as many points, our focus and our discipline to keep France scoreless was outstanding.

The irrepressible May bagged the first three and Henry Slade the fourth as England forged a remarkable 30-8 halftime lead.

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Jones' side were awarded a 49th-minute penalty try when Gael Fickou was yellow carded for hauling down Ashton before he looked to collect Slade's kick through, while Farrell got in on the act after following in his kick when Antoine Dupont nudged the ball away from a diving May.

And despite the impressive nature of England's wins against Ireland and France, Navidi is confident Warren Gatland's men will be ready when the two sides meet in Cardiff a week on Saturday.

"At the moment we are having a great deal of success with our kicking and if you chase well it's hard to counter. But we just had a quick chat in the room there and we felt we probably left 15 to 20 points on the field".

Hartley will be back in the squad as soon as he's full recovered from his injury, which I've heard might take a bit longer than it was initially expected to, and I'm not denigrating his leadership skills at all but he's the third choice hooker for me at the moment.

That number was more than any England player totalled in the game and his two tackle breaks and four offloads were also top of the charts.

"It's very painful when they score try after try", France captain Guilhem Guirado said.

It did not take for long for England to break the deadlock however, 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 global points.

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