England smash sorry France

The only thing that was flowing in Paris for the French was the beer as England produced a power play game to brush Les Blues aside.

The first period on a beautiful evening in Paris saw England run in 8 tries through Ryan Atkins, 7 mins, Danny McGuire 10 mins, Richie Myler on 14 and 17 mins, Peter Fox 22 mins, Ryan Hall 26 mins and Shaun Briscoe on 36 and 37 mins to give us the half time score of 0-44.

The second period and France tightened things up or maybe England took the foot off the pedal, but it was France who scored first on 43 mins through Jean-Phillipe Baile, England then got back on track and extended out through Roby on 47 mins, then myler got his hat trick on 61 mins. England completed their scoring through tries by Sam Burgess on 65 mins and Peter Fox on 70. France salvaged some pride by scoring the last points through Cyrille Gossard on 75 minutes though Myler
could have had the last say had he held a pass behind him with the line begging. That would have given him the points record, though no one can complain at his haul of 30 points. So the end of a good evening for England saw a Final score of:

France 12-66 England


Tries: Baile, Gossard Goals: Bosc (2)

Tries: Atkins, McGuire, Myler (3), Fox (2), Hall, Briscoe (2), Roby, Burgess Goals: Myler (9)


France: Villegas (Toulouse); Duport (Catalans Dragons), Planas (Toulouse), Baile (Catalans Dragons), Vaccari (Catalans Dragons); Murcia (Limoux), Bosc (Catalans Dragons); Casty (Catalans Dragons), Bentley (Catalans Dragons), Guisset (Catalans Dragons, capt), Gossard (Catalans Dragons), Mounis (Catalans Dragons), Anselme (Toulouse).

Replacements: Martins (Pia), Gagliazzo (Carcassonne), Barthau (Catalans Dragons), Griffi (Toulouse).

England: Briscoe (Hull KR); Fox (Hull KR), Shenton (Castleford), Atkins (Wakefield), Hall (Leeds); McGuire (Leeds), Myler (Salford); Morley (Warrington), Moore (Huddersfield), Peacock (Leeds, capt), Hock (Wigan), Westwood (Warrington), Burgess (Bradford).

Replacements: Roby (St Helens), Graham (St Helens), Clubb (Harlequins), Crabtree (Huddersfield).