Scotland sent terrifying warning against ‘new’ England liquid rugby
- Six Nations
With one of the most anticipated Calcutta Cup clashes in living memory just hours away, England sent a chilling warning to Scotland via their Under-20s yesterday.
The Under-20s opened their 2022 Six Nations with a stunning 41-24 win over Scotland at the Dam Health Stadium which could leave the men’s side on red alert.
England played liquid rugby in the win which could be a reflection of how Eddie Jones’ men will play, scoring three tries from their own half. Fullback Henry Arundell scored a try and created another for scrum-half Tom Carr-Smith, with inside center Ethan Grayson adding another.
Jones has named an exciting backline to take on Gregor Townsend, and that could be what the ‘new England’ will look like.
England coach Alan Dickens said: “We’ve had a really good start to the training week and the attitude and commitment from the lads has been exceptional.
“Yesterday we had a joint session with Oxford University after our game against them in mid-January. It’s useful to be able to incorporate that into our preparation for the Six Nations.
“Scotland will be a tough team to face but the boys have put in some quality preparation and we are looking forward to taking to the pitch in Edinburgh.
“For many players this game will be their first Six Nations experience and it will be a very special moment; I want them to remember that on Friday night and relish the occasion.
England men’s U20 team
15. Henry Arundell (London Irishman)
14. Deago Bailey (Bristol Bears)
13. Tom Litchfield (Northampton Saints)
12. Ethan Grayson (Northampton Saints)
11. Ollie Dawkins (Wasps)
10. Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons)
9. Tom Carr-Smith (Rugby Bath)
1. Mark Dormer (Newcastle Falcons)
2. John Stewart (Bath Rugby)
3. Mikey Summerfield (Irish from London)
4. Alfie Bell (Wasps)
5. Tom Lockett (Northampton Saints)
6. Alex Wardell (Saracens)
7. Kofi Cripps (Wasps)
8. Toby Knight (Saracens)
16. Jasper Spandler (Bain Rugby)
17. Will Hobson (Harlequins)
18. Robin Hardwick (Wasps)
19. Charlie Rice (Bristol Bears)
20. Gregg Fisilau (Wasps)
21. Matty Jones (Gloucester Rugby)
22. Jamie Benson (Harlequins)
23. George Hendy (Northampton Saints)