Isiekwe helps England past Les Bleus
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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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