England U18s ended their summer development tour with a 52-22 victory over South Africa Schools.

England had won one against France and later lost to Wales in their previous games of the U19 International Series in South Africa.

England led 19-0 at the break through tries from Ollie Hassell-Collins, Josh Basham and Sam Moore.

South Africa scored second-half tries from Muller du Plessis (2) and Henco Martins as well as seven points from the boot of Qamani Kota.

But tries from Nick Rigby, Tom Willis, Cadan Marley, Sam Spink and Nick David as well as three Kieran Wilkinson conversions sealed victory.

After South Africa missed two early penalties England looked to have opened the scoring with Arron Reed collecting Cameron Redpath’s cross kick to dot down in the corner. However, it was disallowed for an earlier knock on.

Soon after though, England did cross with Hassell-Collins diving over in the corner after England did well to create an overlap on the left wing.

Tom Seabrook prevented a certain try with a last-ditch tackle and a penalty soon after inside England’s 22m saw the pressure averted.

From the resulting line-out England broke up field and after several phases Basham burst through for the second try of the game which Redpath converted.

Captain Moore scored a third England try which Redpath converted for 19-0 in what were the last points of the half.

South Africa were back in the game with a try after the break after du Plessis jinked his way down the left wing and over in the corner.

A second try followed shortly after with Martins crossing and Kota’s conversion took the score to 19-12.

Kota sent over a penalty for 19-15 but England had a fourth try through Rigby who barged over from close range and Redpath’s conversion extended the lead further.

A fifth try followed moments later after Willis was the beneficiary of some fine offloading in contact by his team mates.

Du Plessis had a second try scything through for South Africa’s third try which Kota converted taking the score to 31-22.

However, England settled matters with Murley darting through and Wilkinson’s conversion extended the lead further.

Spink and David scored late on, which Wilkinson converted taking the final score to 52-22.

England: Tries – Hassell-Collins, Basham, Moore, Rigby, Willis, Murley, Spink, David Cons – Redpath (3), Wilkinson (3)
South Africa Schools: Tries – du Plessis (2), Martins Cons – Kota (2) Penalties – Kota

England XV:
Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish, St Paul’s School), Arron Reed (Sale Sharks, Kirkham Grammar School), Cadan Murley (Harlequins, Bishop Wordsworth’s School), Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints, Bedford School), Tom Seabrook (Gloucester Rugby, Dean Close School), Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks, Sedbergh School), Will Porter (Wasps, Merchant Taylors’ School), Tom Rowland (Bristol Rugby, Bristol Grammar School), Will Capon (Bristol Rugby, Bristol Grammar School), Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, Wyggeston & QEI College), Josh Basham (London Irish, Wellington College), James Scott (Worcester Warriors, Malvern College), Tom Willis (Wasps, The Henley College), Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby, St Peter’s High School), Sam Moore (Sale Sharks, Sedbergh School).

George Head (Harlequins, Tonbridge School), Beck Cutting (Worcester Warriors, Bromsgrove School), Nick Rigby (Worcester Warriors, Warwick School), Alex Coles (Northampton Saints, The Perse School), Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie, New College Pontefract), Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks, Kirkham Grammar School), Sam Spink (Wasps, Wellington College), Nick David (Worcester Warriors, Warwick School), Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby, Beechen Cliff School).