Every year is a different year fourth consecutive Six Nations titleIt might be a good time to take a moment to reflect on a Grand Slam or record-breaking winning run.
England is determined to win the World Cup in 2022.
Red Roses won their 23rd consecutive win in front of a passionate Bayonne crowd.
It is equal to England's longest-ever run of batting, which was set in 1992-97. This completes their dominance at world number one.
They won two records against the Black Ferns last fall and have now defeated France ten times in succession.
It seems like they will not be touched by anyone at the October World Cup in New Zealand.
While the squad is eager to celebrate their Grand Slam win. Captain Sarah Hunter was very clear after the match on BBC Two.
She said, “Our journey isn't over yet.”
“There's something special about it, but we can’t rest on the laurels. Still need to go that extra mile in order to win the World Cup.”
More than records, the World Cup is important
England was initially rattled by the south of France, when Romane Meager scored an early try.
The rolling maul of the Red Roses was good, and Sarah Bern was soon done for her first attempt. England won 24-12.
This result means that England has not lost a single game since their defeat to the Black Ferns in July 2019 and is unbeaten in the Six Nations tournament since 2018.
Bern said that the World Cup is always at the back of everybody's mind.
She says, “When you reach the World Cup, it's amazing to have these records. But at the end of day, you have to win to win the World Cup.”
“We displayed incredible resilience”
The setting makes England's win all the more remarkable. France's hostile crowd booed England from the start of warm-up, deploring every penalty that was given.
The brass band maintained a steady beat as France flags filled in the sky.
Katy Daley Mcclean, a former World Cup-winning captain, says that England will win in such conditions over France at the tournament's showpiece event.
Teams will meet in the pools. They may also face off in the knockout stage.
Emily Scarratt, England captain after Hunter was injured, says that the win was “really significant”, especially away from home against a tough crowd with tough opposition.
This was Simon Middleton’s most difficult tournament game, as they had won all previous games against amateur or partly professional opponents by at least 50 points.
The head coach believed his team had delivered and showed the mental strength and physical power required to be world champions.
He said, “We wanted to see how resilient this side was and whether it can withstand the utmost stress.”
“The resilience we displayed was unbelievable.”
‘New Zealand will rise' and ‘France will rise'
Five months remain until the World Cup, which may be enough time for France and New Zealand to make things right.
England will be returning to their clubs at the end of the Premier 15s season, before they return to international training in July for a series warm-up fixtures.
New Zealand has already announced a number of impressive preparation games as well as a new, more striking coaching setup.
The Black Ferns attempt to rise from the ashes. damning culture reviewThis led to Glenn Moore's resignation as head coach.
They have been appointed former All Blacks assistant Wayne Smith director of rugbyGraham Henry, the World Cup-winning coach for men's basketball, will be available to offer support.
France, like New Zealand, could be able to rebound from heavy defeats by England.
Bern spoke out about the World Cup, saying that it was foolish to sit down and claim we have this bag.
“New Zealand has some amazing coaches coming in. France will always be there for the fight, we are sure.
“Everyone will show up for the World Cup. We have to ensure we're as present and well-dressed as everyone else.
England has been fully professional for over three years. They are unlikely not to stray far from their goal of World Cup glory.
Middleton will let his players make a brief stop in the wake of another Six Nations campaign that was dominant.
He joked that he has a clear idea of what the next 10 hours will bring for England after their win.
The incredible run of England
• England have won the past four Women's Six Nations, with their last defeat in the tournament being an 18-17 loss in France in 2018
• Their 2022 Grand Slam success was their fourth in six years
• Simon Middleton's side have won 23 successive matches – one more victory would break their all-time record set between 1992-97
• England's last defeat was a 28-13 loss in San Diego against New Zealand in July 2019
• England have won their past 10 matches against France