Cumbrian flanker Mark Wilson put in another excellent performance as England beat France 44-8 at Twickenham.

It was a second 80-minute spell for the former Penrith Rugby Club junior star, following last weekend’s outstanding performance in the 32-20 victory against reigning Six Nations champions Ireland in Dublin.

But it was England winger Jonny May who stole the show with a hat-trick of tries that earned him the man-of-the-match award.

May touched down after just 66 seconds, before touching down twice more in a devastating five-minute burst later in the first half.

England went in with a 30-8 lead at the interval.

Hat-trick hero May said: “We came out and definitely played some good rugby at times. We want to put teams under pressure.

“I'm just doing my job. Everyone is working hard and we are putting some good performances together.

"We have just learnt a lot over the last 12 months or so and have worked extremely hard.”

On scoring three tries, he added: “It’s special.

"I will remember this day. To score a try is awesome, especially at Twickenham. I'm very lucky.”

England head coach Eddie Jones was delighted with the victory, and said: “We’re a defensive team, so to hold France to eight points was very important to us. We’re finding an English way to do kick in behind. You need to bring the defence forward, then have the skill to see the space.

“Jonny May on the kick chase is like watching dogs in the park.

“[We're] looking forward to going to Cardiff and taking on the greatest Welsh side ever. That’s what I’m hearing.”

Championship leaders England now travel to Cardiff in a fortnight’s time to take on second-placed Wales, who are also unbeaten.

The match is being seen as a potential title decider.

A much-changed Wales edged Italy 26-15 in Rome on Saturday, following up the 24-19 win against France the previous weekend.