May's hat-trick helps England hammer Les Bleus

England v France

BEN YOUNGS claims England have produced the greatest rugby of the Eddie Jones era in sweeping aside both Ireland and France.

"But I think it is not just us, and we are not alone in this disaster", the 20-time worldwide added.

"We have learnt a lot and worked incredibly hard, and it's paid off in the end".

May's hat-trick score was nearly a carbon copy of his opening try, with Chris Ashton threading the kick behind the French line on that occasion.

England and Wales are the only two teams remaining in the championship with a 100% record but it's England who lead the way by two points thanks to their bonus points wins picked up in Dublin and at Twickenham today.

"We got spanked", said lock Arthur Iturria, accurately summing up another day to forget a week after France blew a 16-0 halftime lead to lose at home to Wales.

■ SCRUM-HALF Morgan Parra has hinted at discord in France's camp amid calls for coach Jacques Brunel to be sacked.

Barely had the anthems finished when France's bid for a first Six Nations win at Twickenham since 2005 was rocked by May's opening try. May, surging past Romain Penaud, touched down to make it 5-0.

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Amazingly, Scotland have won in Paris only twice in the last 50 years but will fancy their chances - especially if they can muster a kick and chase game anything like England's. There are a couple of ways we can get a bit of pace in the game on Sunday and we have investigated those.

Daly continued to test Penaud with well judged grubber kicks behind the defensive line as England advanced into the visitors' 22.

Henry Slade also went over prior to half-time, with a penalty try and Owen Farrell's score coming after the break.

Throw in the fact that England were making ground in an impressive 57% of their hit-ups and it is easy to see how France were forced to narrow their defence to suck up the pressure from the English forwards but that left space in behind and in the wide channels.

The first half at Castle Park in Doncaster included two tries for Jess Breach, the wing, who has now scored a remarkable 14 tries in her first four Tests, while England's final haul of seven tries included two for Poppy Cleall, the flanker.

The score had England ahead 23-3 and supporters were jubilant inside Twickenham.

Steve Borthwick, the The Red Rose's forwards coach, is expected to voice the English concerns in the customary pre-match meeting with the officials, with England anxious that France's desire to stop their free-flowing offense will see Les Bleus resort to sly tactics, which include delaying the line-out formation and resetting scrums.

England were not able to add to their tally until the 49th minute when they were awarded a penalty try after Ashton was illegally tackled by Gael Fickou with the France winger even sin-binned.

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