England charge into Euro final

England scored eight tries to crush France 42-4 in Avignon on Saturday and book a place in the European Nations Cup final against Ireland next weekend. Leeds duo Mark Calderwood and Rob Burrow both scored hat-tricks with Hull wing Gareth Raynor and Salford forward Andy Coley adding further tries.

Wigan hooker Wayne Godwin kicked five goals and Warrington centre Ben Westwood was named man of the match.

France scored through centre Arnaud Dulac but were comprehensively beaten.

The final will be played in Warrington next Sunday.

The European Nations Cup Final:

England v Ireland, The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, Sunday 7th November 2004 (kick off 1.45pm).