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England Under-19 beaten in friendly against France

Travis PerkinsSponsored by Travis Perkins

Saints' Academy players James Grayson and Toby Trinder were on International duty this weekend as England Under-19 faced France Under-19 in a friendly fixture at Stade Jules Ladoumègue, Massy.

Despite Grayson landing a penalty early on the home side impressed in the first half and England trailed 18-3 at the break.

The away side improved in the second 40 and with Sam Moore, Ted Hill and Dino Lamb-Cona all crossing the game tightened but it was not enough to prevent defeat and France held out for a 35-22 win.

England Player Pathway Coach Peter Walton said: “Nobody likes to lose, however we have all learnt a lot from this game and it has been very worthwhile. 

“The players have really enjoyed the experience and I think they can take a lot of credit from how they performed in the second half, it is how we want them to play and they really showed their quality.”  

15 Ben Loader (London Irish)**
14 Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins)*
13. Matt Williams (London Irish)
12 Jacob Umaga (Wasps)*
11 Levi Davis (Hartpury)
10 James Grayson (Northampton Saints)
9 Rory Brand (London Irish)
1 Alex Seville (Gloucester Rugby)*
2 Henry Walker (Gloucester Rugby)
3 Joseph Morris (Worcester Warriors)*
4 Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors)*
5 Josh Williams (Newcastle Falcons)
6 Dino Lamb-Cona (Harlequins)
7 Lewis Wilson (Yorkshire Carnegie)
8 Sam Moore (Sale Sharks)**

16 Gabriel Oghre (Bath Rugby)
17 Toby Trinder (Northampton Saints)
18 Ciaran Knight (Gloucester Rugby)*
19 Elliott Ward (Yorkshire Carnegie)
20 Charlie Wright (Exeter Chiefs)**
21 Will Porter (Wasps)**
22 Elliott Obatoyinbo (Saracens)**
23 Nick David (Worcester Warriors)**

* In England U20 EPS
** In latest England U18 squad

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