venue: Peffermill, Edinburgh
24th September 2016
Full Match Report
SCOTLAND U19 v ENGLISH LIONS U18
The much stronger and more experienced English team won this game comfortably, scoring 10 unanswered tries against Mark Senter's Scots.
The home side put the English under some pressure at the start of the game but then the young Scottish team found it difficult to cope with the speed, power and movement of the England forwards, who put the Scotland team on the back foot which created space for the England backs to take advantage.
Despite the score line, the England coaches were impressed with the progress being made in Scotland noting that the team was stronger than in previous years and had a stronger structure and better understanding of the game than previously. With most of the Scotland squad available next year, this augurs well for the future.
There were numerous good performances from the England team with centre Karl Hunt and left wing James Miller causing havoc with their elusive running. The England coaching staff nominated full back Niall Sydney and half back Matt Hogg as joint man of the match for Scotland.
Niall Sydney, Clayton Woods, Miles Wakeling, Luke Drummond, Elliot Glynn, Archie Andrade, Matt Hogg, Toby Williams, Luke Walters, George Kinnaird, Luke Westman, Max Hutcheon, Sandy Rae. Subs: Malcolm Jack, Connor Meikle, Aidan Burns, Findlay Graham, Patrick Noutch
ENGLISH LIONS U18
Harry Warburton, Curtis Teare, Karl Hunt, Matty Downes, James Miller, Finley Hickey, Harvey Gotts, James Teixeira, Jordan Wellam, Joe Digby, Lewis Pritchard, Sam Piecock, Steve Clarke. Subs: Jake McLoughlin, Sean Costello, Callum Fletcher, Jacob Thompson, Jack Swain