- England Counties U18 beat Ireland Clubs and Schools 11-6
- England had lost the first fixture 17-30
England Counties U18 came back from a defeat to Ireland Club and Schools to win the final match of the series 11-6.
In windy conditions England Counties took an early lead with a penalty from Louis Kendrick from in front of the posts.
The visitors were reduced to 14 men after 20 minutes when flanker Tom Bloomer was penalised for an infringement but England continued to put pressure on the hosts with Kendrick slotting another penalty in the 25th minute to make it 6-0.
Jake Bailey was the second player to receive a yellow card and Ireland used their man advantage to narrow England's lead with a penalty of their own just before half time to make it 6-3 at the break.
The first try of the game came minutes into the second half when number eight Tyler Norwood touched down following some exceptional attacking play from centre Max Bullock.
The conversion was missed making it 11-3 and England spent much of the rest of the game defending endless waves of attacks from the hosts.
Ireland were able to add another penalty in the 65th minute and looked like they could add a try of their own in the final few minutes but England defended well on their try line and the game ended in 11-6.
"It was a superb team effort that achieved the victory," said team manager David Penberthy.
"The spirit within the group has been outstanding throughout the process but today they took it to another level. The defence was outstanding and to single out any one player would be unfair.
"It was a great way for our head coach, Giles Heagerty, to bow out after 8 fantastic years involved with this pathway. The boys will take away some great memories from this and the experience will be invaluable to them as they progress their careers whether it be on the rugby field or in any other walk of life."