England U18 end South Africa tour on a high

England U18 had earlier won a game against their France counterparts as well
England U18 had earlier won a game against their France counterparts as well
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England U18 52 - 22 South Africa Schools

England U18 ran an eight try riot as they completed the summer tour on a high with a 52-22 win over South Africa Schools on Saturday.

Ollie Hassell-Collins provided early momentum for England when he crossed over and soon Josh Basham also joined the act with Cameron Redpath slotting a conversion.The third try for England came through skipper Sam Moore as England ended the first half in a dominant fashion with a scoreline of 19-0.

South Africa showed more intent at the start of the second half with Muller du Plessis and Henco Martins scoring back to back tries while fly half Qamani Kota managed to add a conversion as the gap between the two teams came down to seven points.

The home side reduced the trail further down to four points after Kota's first penalty kick but Nick Rigby and Tom Willis both went past the line to give England some breathing space.

Du Plessis' second try gave South Africa some hope as the gap came down to 31-22 but England controlled the final stages of the game with a try each from Cadan Marley, Sam Spink and Nick David while Kieran Wilkinson managed to add the conversions on all the three occasions to complete a dominant 30 point victory.

Earlier, England won against France but lost to Wales in the earlier stage of U19 International Series.

 

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