Falcons prop helps England U18s past Ireland

Wednesday 17 April 2019 Written by: Adam

The RGS Newcastle forward was also a replacement for last weekend’s 38-20 win over Wales Under-18s as England continue to make positive progress in the Six Nations Festival.

England’s campaign comes to a close on Sunday when they meet France Under-18s in Gloucester, with the 1.40pm kick-off being shown live in the UK on FreeSports TV.

England coach Jim Mallinder said: “The players will have learned how tough international rugby is after that match.

“It was a game which was quite unusual. Ireland had so much of the ball, we defended for long periods,

“When we had the ball we looked really dangerous and scored some really good tries but they put us under a lot of pressure, were very good in the set piece, we probably gave away too many penalties and lacked a little discipline. That is something we need to improve on as it enabled them a chance to get really good field position.

“Overall, though, we’re happy with the victory and the players showed great character to hold out, and that’s very pleasing.”