- England U18s: Tries - Roebuck, Ojomoh, Barbeary, Gillespie, Quirke Cons - Barton 3, Curtis
- France U18s: Tries - Mallez 2 Cons - Debaes
England U18s followed up last weekend's win over Scotland with a 33-12 victory over France at Cheshunt RFC.
Having beaten Scotland 36-21 in Billingham, Jim Mallinder's side produced another impressive performance, scoring five tries in Sunday's win.
England led 26-0 at the break with tries from Tom Roebuck, Max Ojomoh, Alfie Barbeary, Josh Gillespie and three George Barton conversions.
A second-half score from Raphael Quirke extended the lead before two Paul Mallez tries reduced the deficit.
England started well and Roebuck crossed for an early try, catching Barton’s crossfield kick before jinking through.
Ojomoh, scored on his U18s debut, as he finished off Louis Lynagh's break through midfield for a second try inside 10 minutes.
Barbeary bundled over from close range for a third while Gillespie flew over on the left wing for a fourth England try which Barton converted for 26-0.
Quirke sniped over shortly after the break which Tom Curtis converted before France got their first score of the game through Mallez, who also crossed late on for a second.
In April an U19s side will play Wales in Bridgend before the U18 Six Nations festival which is being hosted by England Rugby at Hartpury College and University. England U18s will play Wales, Ireland and France at that tournament.
The U18s are led by pathway performance coaches Mallinder and Steve Bates, alongside consultant coaches Mark Luffman, Sean Marsden and Jonathan Fisher.
Luffman (Darlington Mowden Park), Marsden (Bristol Bears academy) and Fisher (London Irish) all join for the season as part of the coach development agreement.
“We are really pleased, especially in the first half when we were outstanding," said Mallinder.
“We’ve only really had two days training so to put together a performance like that was a real credit to the players. Defensively we were very good, especially in that first half, and to score five tries is testament to the hard work of the squad.
“We’ve got a good group, defensively you see the spirit of the team, our set piece worked well in the first half and we scored some good tries.
“We need to try and continue to move the team forward now. Some of these players will be involved in the U19 fixture and others at the Six Nations Festival in April. So we want to see them continue to improve and develop during those games.”
England men U18s
15. Freddie Steward Leicester Tigers (Norwich School), 14. Louis Lynagh Harlequins (Hampton School), 13. Tom Roebuck Sale Sharks (Wirral Grammar), 12. Max Ojomoh Bath Rugby (KES Bath), 11. Josh Gillespie Northampton Saints (Millfield School), 10. George Barton Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School), 9. Raphael Quirke Sale Sharks (St Ambrose College), 1. Zac Nearchou Wasps (Radley College), 2. Alfie Barbeary Wasps (Bloxham School), 3. James Whitcombe Leicester Tigers (Woodhouse Grove), 4. George Martin Leicester Tigers (Brooksby Melton College), 5. Archie Benson Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School), 6. Joe Howard Gloucester Rugby (Hartpury College), 7. Jack Reid Harlequins (Wellington College), 8. Jack Clement Gloucester Rugby (Cheltenham College)
16. Theodore Dan Saracens (Alleyn's School), 17. Luke Green London Irish (St Paul’s Catholic College), 18. James Harper Sale Sharks (Merchant Taylor's), 19. Ewan Richards Bath Rugby (Millfield), 20. Josh Gray Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School), 21. Jack van Poortvliet Leicester Tigers (Oakham School), 22. Tom Curtis Sale Sharks (Sedbergh School) 23. Louis Hillman-Cooper Gloucester Rugby (Cheltenham College).
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England U18 2019 home fixtures
England 36-21 Scotland
England 33-12 France
U18 Six Nations Festival fixtures
Matchday one - Saturday 13 April
KO Gillman’s Ground, Gloucester
12:00 England v Wales
14:30 Ireland v France
17:00 Scotland v Italy
Matchday two - Wednesday 17 April
KO Sixways Stadium, Worcester
11:00 France v Italy
13:30 Ireland v England
16:00 Wales v Scotland
Matchday three - Sunday 21 April
KO Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester
11:00 Scotland v Ireland
13.30 England v France
16:00 Italy v Wales