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Scotland U18 9 England U18 29

Marland Yarde extended his red-hot try-scoring run with four more touchdowns as England stretched their winning streak at Under 18 level to 17 international victories against Scotland.

The London Irish wing helped himself to at hat-trick at Twickenham on Wednesday as his school side Whitgift captured the Daily Mail RBS Cup with a 34-10 win against RGS Newcastle.

He went one better on the opening day of the Five Nations Festival at Llandovery with four contrasting scores in the second, 34th, 35th and 56th minutes against the Scots.

Joel Hodgson - on the receiving end for RGS Newcastle in the week- scored England's fifth five minutes from time and Tommy Bell (Bacup and Rawtenstall & Sale Sharks) kicked two conversions. Scotland full back Jamie Urquart replied with three penalties.

England had made nine changes from the side that put 43 points on Wales six days earlier with Worcester No.8 Matt Kvesic taking over the captaincy from George Ford, the Leicester Tigers fly half who made way for Bath's Tom Heathcote.

England controlled most of the first half playing into a strong wind with Ben Ransom countering well from full back, but they conceded kickable penalties, three of them at their dominant scrum for which loose-head Luke Cowan-Dickie was yellow-carded 23 minutes into the game.

Full back Urquart kicked three of them - in the second, 12th and 20th minutes and missed the fourth from long range - but his side still trailed at the break, though, courtesy of Yarde's masterclass in finishing three eye-catching tries.

The first was probably the most satisfying for England's coaches, an attack down the left followed by Sam Twomey's rampaging run through the middle and well-judged offload.

The second, outside the final man with the Scots overloaded on the right, was more routine but Yarde's third was a sensational solo effort with five defenders beaten by a combination of speed, strength and footwork.

Despite playing with the wind at their backs after the break, England struggled to establish continuity at the start of the second half against some spirited resistance, Urquart missing a difficult chance early on and Scotland snappily attempting to counter when they did get their hands on the ball.

Gloucester Rugby centre Ryan Mills provided a steadying influence, though, and another replacement, Elliot Daly, slid the kick into the corner that gave Yarde the opportunity to sprint and slide over to touch down his fourth.

The final five minutes saw some of England's best attacking work, Dom Barrow losing the ball stretching for the line from one sharp build-up before Hodgson jinked his way over from close range.

Scotland U18: Jamie Urquart; Harris Jones, Michael Crawley, Jack Bradford, Aiden McCall-Hagen; Sam Knudson, Murray McConnell; Robin Hislop, George Turner, Fraser Watt, Stuart Smith, William Kay, Mitch Eadie, Adam De St Croix, Lawrie Seydak.

Replacements: Alex Allen, Jack MacFarlane, Gavin Robertson, Andrew Redmayne, Rory Sutherland, Ben Johnstone, Jamie Stevenson, Harry Leonard, Stuart Hogg, Mark Bennett, Andrew Hall.

Scorers: Penalties: Urquart 3.

England Under 18: Ben Ransom (Tonbridge & Saracens); Chris Elder (RGS High Wycombe & London Wasps), Mark Jennings (Lymm HS & Sale Sharks), Tommy Bell (Bacup & Rawtenstall GS & Sale Sharks), Marland Yarde (Whitgift & London Irish); Tom Heathcote (Bishop Wordsworth's & Bath Rugby), Dan Robson (Hartpury Coll & Gloucester Rugby); Luke Cowan-Dickie (Truro Coll & Exeter Chiefs), Koree Britton (Ivybridge Coll & Exeter Chiefs), Kyle Sinckler (Epsom Coll & Harlequins), George Merrick (Whitgift & Harlequins), Sam Twomey (Dulwich Coll & Harlequins), Sam Northcote-Green (Dulwich Coll & London Wasps), Chris Walker (Prince Henry's Otley & Leeds Carnegie), Matt Kvesic (Worcester Sixth Form Coll & Worcester Warriors, captain).

Scorers: Tries: Yarde 4, Hodgson. Conversions: Bell 2.

Replacements (all used): Nathan Moris (Sedbergh & Newcastle Falcons), Nick Auterac (Oaklands College & Saracens), Anthony Brennan (Twyford CofE & London Wasps), Dominic Barrow (Prince Henry's GS Otley & Leeds Carnegie), Will Skuse (Bryanston & Bath Rugby), Billy Vunipola (Harrow & London Wasps), Joel Hodgson (RGS Newcastle & Newcastle Falcons), Ryan Mills (Hartpury Coll & Gloucester), Elliot Daly (Whitgift & London Wasps).

England Under 18 2009/10

December 13: England U18 30 Australia Schools 28

February 21: England U18 33 France 16

March 6: Italy U18 12 England U18 28

March 28: Wales U18 22 England U18 43

April 2: Scotland U18 9 England U18 29

April 6: England U18 v Ireland U18 (Llandovery 2pm)

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