Tony Smith must have been happy with his teams preparations for the World Cup in Australia later this year. After a soft try to France early on, England took a strangle hold on the game and ran out easy winners. leading 8-16 at half time but with the French beginning to drop off the pace the men in white had a field day in the second half running in 8 tries to post a final score of:
France 8 England 56
France Tries: Wynne Goals: Bosc 2
England Tries: Pryce, Gleeson 3, Fa’asavalu, Fox, Senior, McGuire, Wilkin, Wellens Goals: Sinfield 5, Burrow 3
France: Clayton, Khattabi, Sadaoui, Raguin, Stacul, Bosc, Wynne, Elima, Rinaldi, Fellous, Carrasco, Anselme, Mounis.
Replacements: Casty, Fakir, Sabatie, Duport.
England: Wellens, Gardner, Gleeson, Senior, Fox, Pryce, Burrow, Morley, Roby, Peacock, Ellis, Burgess, Sinfield.
Replacements: Graham, Fa’asavalu, Wilkin, McGuire.
Referee: Jason Robinson (Australia)