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England U20s maintain winning start

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Tigers youngsters Ryan Bower, Matt Everard and George Ford played their part as England U20 made it two wins from two games at the IRB Junior World Championship with a 39-18 victory over Scotland.

Prop Bower and flanker Everard started the Pool C clash in Treviso, Italy, while fly-half Ford kicked two conversions after coming on as a second-half replacement.

England ran in five tries as they followed up their opening round victory over Ireland. London Wasps wing Christian Wade scored a hat-trick and there were also scores for London Irish wing Marland Yarde and centre Ryan Mills (Gloucester Rugby). Owen Farrell (Saracens) scored 10 points with the boot.

The result kept England joint top of Pool C with South Africa. The two teams face each other in their final group game in Padova on Saturday (kick-off 7.10pm BST).

England U20 head coach Rob Hunter: "It wasn't our best display, but we've got three more games out here and it's time to start ramping up our performance levels.

"We've seen that the pressure of getting out of your Pool is immense and the South Africa game next up will be a huge test for us.

"Of the 26 players in the squad, 25 have now had game time and it's great that they've experienced it, we've tried to keep them all fresh because playing every four days is a challenge."

England U20
15 Jonathan Joseph (London Irish)
14 Marland Yarde (London Irish)
13 Elliot Daly (London Wasps)
12 Ryan Mills (Gloucester Rugby)
11 Christian Wade (London Wasps)
10 Owen Farrell (Saracens)
9 Dan Robson (Gloucester Rugby)
1 Ryan Bower (Leicester Tigers)
2 Rob Buchanan (Harlequins)
3 Will Collier (Harlequins)
4 Sam Twomey (Harlequins)
5 Joe Launchbury (London Wasps)
6 Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors)
7 Matt Everard (Leicester Tigers)
8 Sam Jones (London Wasps)

16 Koree Britton (Gloucester Rugby) on for Rob Buchanan 75
17 Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks) on for Will Collier 75
18 Charlie Matthews (Harlequins) on for Joe Launchbury 40
19 Alex Gray (Newcastle Falcons) on for Matt Kvesic 47
20 Chris Cook (Bath Rugby) on for Dan Robson 60
21 George Ford (Leicester Tigers) on for Owen Farrell 53
22 Ben Ransom (Saracens) on for Elliot Daly 40