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

England v France

Jonny May scored England's first try when England played France in last year's Six Nations tournament. Credit Gonzalo Fuentes Reuters

And they meet next.

England stunned Ireland 32-20 in their opener in Dublin before thrashing France 44-8 at Twickenham to move to the top of the Championship, with two bonus points giving them a two-point lead over second-placed Wales.

Wales rugby coach Warren Gatland is being urged to put his faith in Kiwi Gareth Anscombe as his first-choice first-five for the looming Six Nations clash with England.

"All I know is that we are playing against the greatest Welsh side ever, so that's enough for me".

There seems little doubt England will be.

May's hat-trick came inside the opening 30 minutes as England constantly exposed space behind France's back-line with a kick-chase tactic.

France scored two of the first three tries to start the second half, firstly through Safi N'Diaye and then a brilliant dummy by scrum-half Pauline Bourdon. "For us to get two victories and two away wins is an outstanding start".

A further user wrote: "Wow, hat-trick for Jonny May".

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Indeed, the visitors' unwillingness to kick for territory in the first half proved their undoing as despite their free-flowing nature they frequently got themselves into trouble which the physically-superior England exploited.

And after sustained forward pressure Farrell's cut-out pass found May who, one-on-one with not much room to play with against Penaud, beat the Frenchman all too easily for another try in the left corner.

Jones added: "Jonny May's like when you go to the park and you see someone with a tennis ball and they throw it, the dog runs 100mph and chases it and brings it back. He does that pretty well".

England's Kelly Smith touches down to score against France at Doncaster today. His dropped catch started the counterattack in which fullback Elliot Daly weaved into French territory and kicked ahead for May, who easily overtook the defense and pounced on the ball just 64 seconds in.

The hosts were a try up within two minutes.

This time Farrell kicked the conversion and England were nearly out of sight at 23-3.

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

After trading penalties, England took control. 'The Blues took a real lesson in rugby, cold and humiliating. "France being torn apart by England". "He'll do the best to keep the game moving I think".

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