England U18 39 – 15 Scotland U18
England recorded a convincing win over Scotland in Stirling on Sunday in a friendly fixture building up to the 5 Nations Festival.
Head Coach John Fletcher was happy with the result but more importantly the performance.
Fletcher reflected on the game: "We were pleased with the performance although we also felt it was strong effort against a good French team the week before and although we weren’t on the right side of that score, we felt from a performance perspective we probably edged the game."
On the performance against Scotland, he added: "We were pleased with the intent in attack and we had really good ball movement between backs and forwards.
"This is an important part of our programme - we really push the fact that our forwards and backs integrate, they pass the ball around and both groups have a strong skill set."
Fletcher continued: "We always remind the players just before they run out where they come from and of their families. It is important that they recognise that they have a lot of people supporting them and wanting them to do well - that is a big part of them staying connected with who they are.
"It is also a chance to reiterate and encourage them to go and express themselves. We want players at this age to go and explore the game and that is very much what the programme has always been about."
Tries: T. Curry, Umaga, Yawayawa, Chapman (2)
Conversions: Grayson (2), Umaga (2)
Penalties: Grayson, Umaga
BMW Man of the Match: Tom Curry
|Squad that played Scotland||Academy||School|
|1 Alex Seville||Gloucester Rugby||Hartpury College|
|2 Henry Walker||Gloucester Rugby||Bromsgrove School|
|3 Joseph Morris||Worcester Warriors||King Edward VI Aston|
|4 Josh Williams||Newcastle Falcons
|5 Nick Isiekwe||Saracens
|6 Ben Earl||Saracens
|7 Tom Curry||Sale Sharks
|8 Dino Lamb-Cona||Harlequins
|9 Rory Brand||London Irish
|10 James Grayson||Northampton Saints||Moulton College
|11 Levi Davis||Leicester Tigers||Denstone
|12 Jacob Umaga||Leicester Tigers||Wyggeston & QEI College
|13 Gabriel Ibitoye (C)||Harlequins||Trinity
|14 Sam Yawayawa||Leicester Tigers||Wyggeston & QEI College
|15 Tom Parton||London Irish
|16 Beck Cutting||Worcester Warriors||Bromsgrove School|
|17 Jarod Leat||London Irish||St Pauls Catholic College
|18 Ehren Painter||Northampton Saints||Felsted
|19 Sam Lewis||Leicester Tigers||Denstone
|20 Ben Curry||Sale Sharks||Oundle School
|21 Ben White||Leicester Tigers||Leicester Grammar School
|22 Oli Morris||Saracens||New Hall
|23 Aaron Chapman||Exeter Chiefs||Kings College Taunton