England Under-18 63 - 0 Scotland Under-18: Under-18s out-muscled in Newcastle

SCOTLAND have a mountain to climb before they face Boys Clubs of Wales at Bridgehaugh next Sunday after suffering their biggest ever loss at Under-18 level with defeat at Newcastle yesterday by an England side that was massively ahead of the Scots in every aspect.

England's muscular presence, their pace, and their skill was a reflection of the conditioning, match play and training that the young English players receive at the Premiership Academies. With England's massive pack supplying a steady stream of possession the men in white were able to toy with their opponents.

England ran in ten tries, many of them created by the brilliance of their stand-off George Ford, the outstanding player.

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For Scotland, prop Steve Quigley, scrum half Sean Kennedy, replacement full back Glenn Bryce and lock Robert McAlpine emerged from the wreckage of defeat with credit.

Scorers: England: Tries: Joseph (2), Wade, Trayfoot, Wallace, Ford, Watson, Stuart, Matthews Vunipola. Cons: Ford (5). Pen: Ford.

England: J Wallace; C Wade, J Joseph, O Farrell, M Tuilagi; G Ford, R Glynn; R Buchanan, H Allen, H Thomas, S Twomey, B Glynn, J Trayfoot, M Everard, A Gray. Replacements: M Vunipola, R Bower, P Austin, C Matthews, B Vunipola, S Jones, J Sharpe, A Short, S Edgerley, M Watson.

Scotland: J Forbes; C Morrison, D Gilmour, F Clark, C Bloomfield; G Hunter, S Kennedy; R Turner, D Cherry, S Quigley, R McAlpine, M Roy, A Kirkland, D Finnie, G Lowrie. Replacements: R Boswell, C Wishart, H Oliver, G Bryce.