Monday's heavy defeat at Twickenham was horror viewing for French fans but there was a moment when they probably thought they were actually watching a horror film.

England flanker Tom Curry took a blow to the forehead in the second half of England's impressive 44-8 victory, leading to massive cut.

He continued to play on before going off to the blood bin, running around the field with blood covering his face. He returned five minutes later to play out the rest of the match.

The social media reaction was on form with the English performance.

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England produced their biggest win over France since a 37-0 result in 1911 to go top of the Six Nations following a stunning victory over Ireland last week.

A bloody Tom Curry of England is tackled by Mathieu Bastareaud of France. Photo /Getty
A bloody Tom Curry of England is tackled by Mathieu Bastareaud of France. Photo /Getty
A patched-up Tom Curry acknowledges the fans following the win over France. Photo / Getty
A patched-up Tom Curry acknowledges the fans following the win over France. Photo / Getty