Isiekwe helps England past Les Bleus

England and Saracens Academy player Nick Isiekwe

England and Saracens Academy player Nick Isiekwe - Credit: Archant

Nick Isiekwe helped England U18 to a 15-7 victory over France in their opening International Series match in Cape Town.

The Haileybury student played the entire game at number four.

Sam Aspland-Robinson scored both of England’s tries in the first half, with scrum half Jack Maunder taking quick-tap penalties to set up his tour roommate.

Theo Brophy Clews converted the second score to give John Fletcher’s charges a 12-0 lead at half-time.

France hit back after the break. A try for Les Bleus reduced the deficit on 36 minutes and moments later they had the chance to draw level.


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Another try was disallowed for crossing though, and Brophy Clews capitalised on the let-off when France were caught offside, slotting a penalty for the final points of the game.

England face South Africa U18 A tomorrow and South Africa U18 on August 15.

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