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18th April 2017, 19:02 | englandrl

England Youth secure series victory over France

England Youth secure series victory over France

England Youth 38-6 France U16s

England Youth completed an Easter Weekend double over France with a convincing 38-6 victory at the Mend-a-hose Jungle, Castleford.

A strong first half display with tries from Jack Welsby, Dominic Young, Corey Johnson, Cameron Lees and three conversions for Harvey Spence gave England a 22-0 lead at the break.

The second half started much like the first with England crossing early, this time through Thomas Holroyd before Yoann Reynaud grabbed a converted try for the visitors.

England's defence held strong for the remainder of the game as they kept France to a solitary score.

In the closing quarter Jack Welsby got his second try of the game before Dominic Young rounded off the scoring in the dying seconds with his second try.

England Line-up

Riley Dean, Dominic Young, Jack Broadbent, Matthew Foster, Jack Welsby, Harvey Spence, Ritchie Westwood, Brad Martin, Corey Johnson, Jack Wright, Joshua Simm, Oliver Waite, Morgan Smithies, Cameron Lees, Lewis Peachey, Ben Dobson, Thomas Holroyd

TRIES: Welsby (2), Young (2), Johnson, Lees, Holroyd

GOALS: Spence (5)

France Line-up

Corentin Rey, Guillaume Gorka, Pierre Fourquet, Louis Carre, Yoann Reynaud, Guilhem Munuera, Timothe Bertrand, Jean Pierre Lima, Thomas Lacans, Mathieu Cozza, Valentin Zafra, Kevin Benet, Romain Khedimi, Hugo Bravo, Francois Dorce-Hantz, Walid Aichouche, Hugo Salabio

TRIES: Reynaud

GOALS: Bertrand