- Tries: Reed, Heyes, Christie, Grahamslaw, Street, Redpath, Morris.
- Conversions: Smith (5)
England finished the U18 International Series unbeaten after they secured a seven-try 45-24 victory over Scotland at the Centre for Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach on Sunday.
England fought back from 14-5 down in the first half with tries from Arron Reed, Joe Heyes and Andy Christie handing John Fletcher’s side a 19-14 lead at the break.
Scotland levelled the scores early in the second half however tries from substitutes Sam Grahamslaw, Marcus Street, Cameron Redpath and Oli Morris gave England their third successive win.
Earlier in the Series, England defeated Ireland U18 39-20 and they secured a 55-11 win over Canada U19 in their opening game.
Hard-fought first half
In a hard-fought first half, Yorkshire Carnegie scrum-half Ollie Fox came close to opening the scoring with a last ditch tackle preventing a certain try under the posts.
However, it did not take much longer for England to open the scoring with Sale Sharks’ Reed going over in the corner to hold a 5-0 lead.
Scotland produced a strong response to falling behind - Rory McMichael gathered a high ball for their first try before fly-half Ross Thompson crossed after breaking the England defence.
However England were not deterred by the nine point deficit, and they quickly hit back.
Both Heyes and Christie showed impressive strength and power to bundle over the try line to take the first half lead.
England show their quality
Scotland equalled the scores early after the break but it was a second half which saw England really show their quality.
Prop forwards Grahamslaw and Street showed their power from short range to regain the lead for England before Redpath and Morris picked holes in the Scotland defence to extend the margin."I thought some of the rugby on show today was outstanding and we created a number of opportunities."
Roan Frostwick scored a consolation for Scotland late in the game however it was England who finished comfortable winners.
England Under 18 Head Coach Fletcher praised his side following the game, adding that both sides contributed to a fine game.
“I thought some of the rugby on show today was outstanding and we created a number of opportunities," said Fletcher.
"It was an exciting game and I have to say fair play to Scotland as well who I thought played really well.
“The U18 International Series has gone well for us and it’s important we continue to expose these players to different environments and oppositions. There are lots of positives moving forward and we are really excited by this group of players coming through the pathway."
15. Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks, Kirkham Grammar School)
14. Arron Reed (Sale Sharks, Kirkham Grammar School)
13. Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints, Bedford School)
12. Tom Hardwick (Leicester Tigers, Rugby School)
11. Tom Seabrook (Gloucester Rugby, Dean Close)
10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, Brighton College)
9. Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie, New College Pontefract)
1. James Kenny (Exeter Chiefs, Exeter College)
2. Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks)
3. Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, Wyggeston & QEI College)
4. James Dun (Bristol Rugby, Millfield School)
5. James Scott (Worcester Warriors, Malvern College)
6. Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs, Exeter College)
7. Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby, St Peters)
8. Andy Christie (Saracens, Harrow School)
16. Will Capon (Bristol Rugby, Bristol Grammar School)
17. George Head (Harlequins, Tonbridge School)
18. Sam Grahamslaw (Leicester Tigers, Wyggeston & QEI College)
19. Marcus Street (Exeter Chiefs, Exeter College)
20. Josh Basham (London Irish, Wellington College)
21. Cameron Kelemeti (Newcastle Falcons, Durham School)
22. Oli Morris (Saracens, New Hall School)
23. Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks, Sedbergh School)
24. Cadan Murley (Harlequins, Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School)