We would have been disappointed if it had been anything else, but it was good to see England put on a clinical performance at Leigh against an under power French outfit.
Sam Tomkins scored four first-half tries and got his second international hat-trick as well as England ran up a 34-6 half-time lead.
The second period and they heaped further pain on the French as they added a further 26 unanswered points. Giving us the final score of:
England 60-6 France
Tries: Widdop, Briscoe, S Tomkins 4, Shenton 2, Ellis 2, Bridge Goals: Sinfield 6, Widdop 2
Try: Bentley Goals: Mounis
England: Widdop (Melbourne Storm), Briscoe (Hull FC), Bridge (Warrington), Shenton (Castleford), Hall (Leeds), Brown (Huddersfield), S Tomkins (Wigan), Graham (St Helens), Sinfield (Leeds), Peacock (capt, Leeds), Ellis (West Tigers), Burgess (South Sydney), O’Loughlin (Wigan). Replacements: Roby (St Helens), Morley (Warrington), Westwood (Warrington), J Tomkins (Wigan).
France: Villegas, Piquemal, Gossard, Raguin, Vaccari, Gigot, Munoz, Ferriol, Mounis, Casty, Elima, Fakir, Bentley. Replacements: Barthau, Griffi, Simon, Touxagas.
Referee: Leon Williamson (New Zealand)