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

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

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

Next for Jones' men is a trip to Cardiff on 23 February, with Jones apparently having forgotten the great Wales sides of the 1970s and the Grand Slam winners of 2005, 2008 and 2012 in his assessment of Warren Gatland's men. "Preparation starts on Wednesday".

But the former Australia and Japan coach added: "We're looking forward to going down there".

Warren Gatland has warned England to expect an extremely motivated Wales side as the two nation's prepare to face off in the Six Nations.

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 reserved particular praise for May, who took his Test tally to 22 tries in 42 appearances, with two of his scores coming as reward for chasing kicks. "His improvement is all due to his desire to be the best and be part of a team that wants to be the best". Some of the chasing today was outstanding.

Tries by wing Josh Adams and centre Owen Watkin, plus fly-half Dan Biggar's accurate goalkicking, saw Wales post an 11th successive victory stretching back to last season's tournament. "He does that pretty well".

"We didn't have good ball and we never came to break the line".

Jonny May scored a first-half hat-trick and there were tries for Henry Slade, Owen Farrell and a penalty try as England kept hapless France scoreless in the second half.

The penalty try was awarded after Chris Ashton was perceived to have been tackled off the ball, meaning he was prevented from nearly certainly crossing the line to add another five points, to their 30-8 lead at the time.

France are in England's pool at the World Cup but Brunel insisted: "Lots of things can happen in the meantime".

While Saturday's 26-15 victory over Italy in Rome proved an often laboured stop-start affair, a much-changed Wales team ultimately got the job done.

France head coach Jacques Brunel said: "Obviously I'm very, very disappointed".

"It's very painful conceding try after try", the hooker said.

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