England Run Riot – England 60-6 France

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.

Sam Tomkins
Sam Tomkins

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)