England 73 France 6
England: Tries: Offiah (4), Connolly (3), Newlove (2),
Prescott (2), Blakeley, Robinson, Sculthorpe
Goals: Prescott (7), McNamara (1)
Drop Goal: Offiah (1)
France: Tries: van Brussel (1)
Goals: Torrielles (1)
Teams as posted yesterday except Farrell did not play (thigh
injury). Sculthorpe started as loose forward, McNamara start
in second row and Morley (St Helens) joined the subs bench.
Highest score and widest winning margin by England in any
match - previous record was 60 - 13 v. Wales, 28.5.1978.
Also highest score by England against France - previous
record was 48 - 2 at Bordeaux in 1975 World Cup tournament.
It also beats the record for Great Britian which was 72 - 6
v. France, 2.4.1993. It is not France's worst defeat which
was 0 - 74, v. Australia, 4.12.1994.
Most points in a match by an England player, 22 by Prescott,
beating Geoff Pimblett's record of 21 v. Wales in 1978.
However Pimblett's record was before the value of a try
was increased from 3 to 4 points so his 9 goals and one
try would be 'worth' 22 points by today's standard. The
record for a Great Britian player is 26 (2 tries and 10
goals) held by John Holmes (v. New Zealand, at Pau in the
1972 World Cup tournament).
Most tries in a match by an England player, 4 by Offiah,
matching the records of Jim Leytham (1905 v. Other Nat.),
Stan Moorhouse (1913 v. Wales), P. Norburn (1953 v. Other
Nat.), Keith Fielding (1975 v. France) and Stuart Wright
(1978 v. Wales). Offiah holds the record for a Great
Britian player outright with 5 against France in 1991.
All the best
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