England trounce Scotland U18s

England 32 Scotland 5

England won their third match in succession in the final round of games at the U18 Six Nations Festival as they comfortably beat Scotland at Musgrave Park.

Both teams went into this game with two wins out of two under their belts but a superb first-half performance meant England killed this game off early.

England were on the scoreboard as early as the eighth minute when hooker Jamie George crashed over following some good pressure up front.

English captain Tom Casson then touched down twice to further England's dominance following two excellent midfield breaks.

George added another try before the break and with the extras from outhalf Rory Clegg England had established a comfortable lead at the break.

Scotland were a much more solid side after the break and their defence worked hard to get them back into the game.

Hooker Alun Hooker eventually got on the end of a phase of fine attacking play to get them on the scoreboard but England were too far ahead for the Scots to have any chance of winning it and Andy Forsyth had the final word for England after a terrific try from the backs which saw Sam Smith and Tom Homer assist in setting him up with the decisive score.

England Coach Alex Sanderson said: "We are all delighted to get the three wins and its been a fantastic experience for us and these young players. We want these players to develop and learn and they have done that as a squad and to see the sense of camaraderie and spirit that has come through has been fantastic.

"Today we beat a very good Scotland team and we stuck to the structures we have put in place all season and we were able to dominate."

England: Tom Catterick (Barnard Castle & Newcastle Falcons), Sam Smith (Cranleigh & Harlequins), Tom Casson (Sedbergh & Sale Sharks) C, Tom Homer (Milton Abbey & London Irish), Will Hurrell (Wyggeston & QE1 Coll Leicester Tigers), Rory Clegg (Barnard Castle & Newcastle Falcons), Sam Harrison (John Cleveland College & Leicester Tigers), Alex Gray (Barnard Castle & Newcastle Falcons), Joe Marler (Richmond College & Harlequins), Jamie George (Haileybury & Saracens) , Mako Vunipola (Millfield & Bristol Rugby), Tom Holmes (Sandbach & Sale Sharks), James Gaskell (Sandbach & Sale Sharks), Joe Trayfoot (Epsom College & Harlequins), Jacob Rowan (Bradford GS & Leeds Carnegie)

Replacements: Blackwell for George, Milligan for Trayfoot, Quinn for Homes, Currie for Vunipola (all 35), Forsyth for Casson (39), Imiolek for Marler (49), Burns for Clegg (50), Pasqualin for Harrison (50), Barker for Rowan (50), Wallace for Hurrell, Wade for Smith (both 65).

Scotland: Sam Hughes (Merchiston Castle School), Max Learmonth (Berwick), Alex Blair (Edinburgh Academy), Alex Dunbar (Annan), Tom Brown (Edinburgh Academy), Ross Aitken (Bell Baxter/Howe of Fife), Alex Black (Prince Henry's School), Nicky Little (Hawick), Alun Walker (Musselburgh), Craig Owenson (Musselburgh), Grant Gilchrist (Stirling County), Robert Harley (West of Scotland), Jason Hill (Stirling County), Michael Maltman (Musselburgh), Stuart McInally (George Watson's College) captain

Replacements: Callum Connor for Little (31), Russell Weir for Hill (39), Michael Tait for Black (35), Andrew Fraser for Owenson (41), Seamus MacKenzie for GilChrist (60), Mungo Strachan for Walker (67)

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