• Patriotic pride: A sea of England flags wave as the home fans cheer on their heroes at the DW Stadium
  • Fully focused: Kevin Sinfield, the captain of England, looks towards the world cup trophy as he lines up for the national anthems
  • First strike: France's Vincent Duport (C) scores the opening try despite the efforts of Kallum Watkins (R) and Sean O'Loughlin (L)
  • Giving his all: Rangi Chase pictured in action
  • Tough battle: Josh Charnley (L) vies with France's Damien Cardace
  • Winning feeling: England's Ryan Hall celebrates with team-mates Sam Tomkins and Leroy Cudjoe after scoring a try
  • Too quick: Ryan Hall slides over the line to score his second try in the win
  • At the double! Joshua Charnley also notched two tries at the DW Stadium...
  • ... while Sean O'Loughlin also got on the scoresheet
  • Agonisingly short: Sam Burgess (L) of England is pulled up just short of the try line by Morgan Escare (2L) and Remi Casty (R)
  • On target: England skipper Kevin Sinfield kicked five conversions for the hosts
  • Fitting farewell: Former Wigan player Sam Tomkins acknowledges the home support during England's lap of honour

England 34 France 6

Patriotic pride: A sea of England flags wave as the home fans cheer on their heroes at the DW Stadium