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France didn’t know where to look – and England can repeat the trick in Cardiff

England were completely dominant at Twickenham

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A shout of “Hurry up, we want to get to the bar” accompanied the painfully lengthy final scrum of the England v France game on Sunday. The unexpectedly flat ending threatened to obscure the fantastic work done by a rampant England in the first 55 minutes. But a plethora of substitutions and a lack of accuracy in the final stages should not overshadow what was another outstanding performance.

You can say it was aided by aberrant selections of the French back three; that several of the French players are not fit enough to play at this level; you can point to a non-existent French game plan. None of these are the fault of England and even had France got it right in all these areas, the intensity…

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