- Harlequins wing grabs brace to beat Les Bleus
- Theo Brophy Clews lands vital second-half penalty
England Under 18 15 France 7
Sam Aspland-Robinson scored twice as England kicked off the Under 18 International Series with a 15-7 victory over France at the City Park Stadium near Cape Town.
Both tries came in the first half and in similar style, with scrum half Jack Maunder taking quick-tap penalties to set up his tour roommate.
Wing Aspland-Robinson was spurred on by the support of fellow Wellington College pupils watching the game.
Theo Brophy Clews converted the second score to give John Fletcher's charges a 12-0 lead at half-time.
However, France hit back after the break. A try for Les Bleus reduced the deficit on 36 minutes and moments later they had the chance to draw level.
Another try was disallowed for crossing though, and Brophy Clews capitalised on the let-off when France were caught offside later, slotting a penalty for the final points of the game.
England Under 18 to face France
15. Darren Atkins (Bath Rugby, Millfield School)
14. Sam Aspland-Robinson (Harlequins, Wellington College)
13. Dominic Morris (Saracens, New Hall School)
12. Max Malins (Saracens, Felsted)
11. Roti Segun (Northampton Saints, Stowe School)
10. Theo Brophy Clews (London Irish, Abingdon School)
9. Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs, Blundells School)
1. Billy Keast (Exeter Chiefs, Truro College)
2. Joe Mullis (Gloucester Rugby, Chosen Hill)
3. Billy Walker (Saracens, Oaklands College)
4. Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, Haileybury College)
5. Alex Moon (Northampton Saints, Sedbergh School)
6. Archie White (Harlequins, Epsom College)
7. Will Allman (Northampton Saints, Trent College)
8. Callum Chick (Newcastle Falcons, Gosforth Academy, captain)
16. Curtis Langdon (London Irish, St Pauls Sunbury, on for Mullis – 55 minutes)
17. Jake Pope (Sale Sharks, Myerscough College, on for Keast – 40 minutes)
18. Charlie Capps (Yorkshire Carnegie, Prince Henry's, on for Walker – 40 minutes)
19. Josh Caulfield (Exeter Chiefs, Bicton College)
20. Josh Bayliss (Bath Rugby, Millfield School, on for Moon – 40 minutes)
21. Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby, Merchiston Castle School)
22. Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, Lymm HS – on for Maunder, 55 minutes)
23. Johnny Williams (London Irish, St Pauls Sunbury, on for Atkins, 55 minutes)
24. Max Wright (Yorkshire Carnegie, Prince Henry's, on for Morris, 60 minutes)
25. Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins, Trinity)
26. Ali Crossdale (Newcastle Falcons, Sedbergh School)
Tries: Aspland-Robinson 2
Conversion: Brophy Clews
Penalty: Brophy Clews
England Under 18 fixtures
11 August: England Under 18 vs South Africa Under 18 A, Outeniqua Park, George (kick-off 12pm BST)
15 August: England Under 18 vs South Africa Under 18, City Park Stadium, Cape Town (kick-off 2pm BST)