England have warmed up for the Rugby League World Cup quarter-finals with a 36-6 demolition of France in Perth.
Without some of their bigger stars, England were far too good as they get set to meet Papua New Guinea in the knockout stages in Melbourne next weekend.
In positive signs for Wayne Bennett's side, who are seen as the biggest threat to tournament favourites Australia, Gareth Widdop starred at fullback after being surprisingly shifted from five-eighth.
The English were unbackable favourites going into the match on Sunday while the French repeatedly shot themselves in the foot, completing just 25 of 36 sets, often dropping it coming out of their own end.
Bennett will have his concerns. They failed to go on with the job in the second half as they ran in just two tries through Jermaine McGillvary. They also completed just 12 of 21 sets in the second stanza.
However, the English will receive a boost against the Kumuls with the expected return of Sam Burgess from a knee injury and hooker Josh Hodgson, who was rested in the final game of the group stages.
The English rout started when Widdop finished off a slick backline movement in just the third minute, before going on to rack up one linebreak, one linebreak assist and a try assist in a stellar performance.
Halfback Luke Gale was cruelly denied a try after running into referee Phil Bentham with the line wide open, with James Graham joking that it should be an eight-point try because of the interference.
It mattered little as England turned the screws early and by the time Graham barged over, the English were scoring at better than a point a minute.
The game was as good as over 70 seconds after halftime when winger McGillvary, who was allowed to play after beating a biting charge at the judiciary during the week, crossed to make it 32-6.