Six Nations: England's Mako Vunipola ruled out for rest of Six Nations


England manager Eddie Jones has warned Nigel Owens and his officiating team to be wary of French attempts to slow the speed of play ahead of today's Six Nations tie.

"But I'm sure teams will start defending differently against us which will create space in different areas".

"Wales have had a good run, we are going to embrace and enjoy the big two-week build-up", Youngs, who has 82 England caps, said. Many are calling for members of the 2018 Under-20 world championship-winning side to be given their chance in place of failing senior players. He's been at the top of the tree in European rugby for the last 15 years, through his club and country and the [British and Irish] Lions. "They are playing a cracking game of rugby. rest of the teams gonna have to find a way to stop May!"

Safi N'Diaye, Pauline Bourdon (twice) and Romane Menager scored in reply for France during the second period to earn a bonus-point, but it was far too little.

"We knew it was going to be a tough old game against Italy, but we'll take it".

"It is hard to get pace in the game now the way the game is being refereed because increasingly we are getting longer stoppages, which I don't think is healthy for the game".

The last 25 minutes went scoreless, with Jones saying he was pleased England didn't relax in the second half.

Jones' side were awarded a 49th-minute penalty try when Gael Fickou was yellow carded for hauling down Ashton before he looked to collect Slade's kick through, while Farrell got in on the act after following in his kick when Antoine Dupont nudged the ball away from a diving May. "He does that pretty well".

That advantage was increased to 36 points by the hour mark as England's kicking game continued to expose French frailties.

"Following medical assessments, Mako Vunipola (Saracens) has been ruled out of England's Six Nations campaign with an ankle ligament injury", an RFU statement said.

"It's very painful when they score try after try", France captain Guilhem Guirado said. The teams meet again in Yokohama in October.

"There's nothing to say", Brunel told France 2 after the slaughter.

Five minutes later, Parra spilled a high ball on his 22, England wing Chris Ashton recovered and grubbered and the chasing May was under no pressure to tap down and complete his hat trick, the first by an Englishman against France since Henry Jacob in 1924.