France 8 Tries: Wynne Goals: Bosc 2 England 56 Tries: Pryce, Gleeson 3, Fa'asavalu, Fox, Senior, McGuire, Wilkin, Wellens Goals: Sinfield 5, Burrow 3 Att: 8,326 England put down their World Cup credentials by running in 10 tries to brush aside France in Toulouse.
James Wynne put France ahead after England mad a slow start to the game. The visitors hit back and with tries from Leon Pryce, Martin Gleeson and Maurie Fa'asavalu as they led 16-8 at the break. England upped the tempo in the second half and the extra class in their side showed. Warrington Wolves centre Gleeson completed his hat-trick. Debutant Hull KR winger Peter fox along with old staged Keith Senior all got on the score-sheet. Saints fullback Paul Wellens scored the tenth and final try. Kevin Sinfield kicked five goals and Rob Burrow kicked three as the English ran out comprehensive winners.
France: Clayton, Khattabi, Sadaoui, Raguin, Stacul, Bosc, Wynne, Elima, Rinaldi, Fellous, Carrasco, Anselme, Mounis, Subs Casty, Fakir, Sabatie, Duport England: Wellens, Gardner, Gleeson, Senior, Fox, Pryce, Burrow, Morley, Roby, Peacock. Ellis, Burgess, Sinfield, Subs Graham, Fa Like