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Big win for England Under-18s

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Will Evans was among the try-scorers as England Under-18s opened their European Championship campaign with an 85-5 win over Portugal on Friday afternoon.Leicester Tigers Academy flanker Evans scored one of the 13 tries, with wing Gabriel Ibitoye touching down four times.   The damage was done in the first half with England scoring eight unanswered tries for a 54-point lead and Evans grabbed his try in the opening exchanges of the second period.   Head coach John Fletcher said: "We scored 13 tries which takes some doing against any side. The pitch was good and suited the way we wanted to play and we scored some good tries.   “We went in at half time well up but we didn’t lose our focus too much in the second half.”   England face hosts France on Tuesday after they beat Scotland 22-10 in their opener.   In other opening-round games, Italy beat Wales 14-13 while Georgia beat Ireland following a penalty shoot-out after the scores were level 8-8 at full-time.   England Under-18s 15 Johnny McPhillips (Newcastle Falcons, Sedbergh School) 14 Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins, Trinity) 13 Max Wright (Yorkshire Carnegie, Prince Henry's) 12 Max Malins (Saracens, Felsted) 11 Sam Aspland-Robinson (Harlequins, Wellington College) 10 Mark Dixon (Sale Sharks, Lymm HS) 9 Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs, Blundells School) 1 Ollie Dawe (Exeter Chiefs, Bicton College) 2 Curtis Langdon (London Irish, St Pauls Sunbury) 3 Charles Capps (Yorkshire Carnegie, Prince Henry's) 4 Tim Cardall (Northampton Saints, Moulton College) 5 Josh Caulfield (Exeter Chiefs, Bicton College) 6 Joe Craggs (Newcastle Falcons, Gosforth Academy) 7 Will Evans (Leicester Tigers, Wyggeston & QEI College) 8 Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby, Merchiston Castle School)   Replacements (all used) 16 Dan Frost (Bath Rugby, Filton College) 17 Jake Pope (Sale Sharks, Myerscough College) 18 Jack Edmonson (Bath Rugby, Sherborne) 19 Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, Haileybury College) 20 Archie White (Harlequins, Epsom College) 21 Will Allman (Northampton Saints, Trent College) 22 Alex Mitchell (Sale Sharks, Lymm HS) 23 Theo Brophy Clews (London Irish, Abingdon School)   Scorers: Gabriel Ibitoye 4T, Charles Capps 1T, Zach Mercer 2T, Johnny McPhillips 1T, 10 Con, Sam Aspland-Robinson 1T, Curtis Langdon 1T, Will Evans 1T, Will Allman 1T, Joe Craggs 1T