England ease past France

France have lost for a third successive time in this season’s Six Nations Championship.

England won 23-13 at Twickenham and are now favourites to win the title.

Owen Farrell scored 12 points and replacement flyhalf Toby Flood kicked two penalties against a French team that were competitive for the first hour but faded in the last quarter.

France, unbeaten in the November Autumn internationals, were the tournament favourites but have lost to Italy in Rome, against Wales in Paris and now England in London.