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England U20 beat Army

England U20 ran in five tries as they beat Army 33-5 at the Army Rugby Stadium in Aldershot.

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With eight players making their England debuts from the start, it took just four minutes for England to break to deadlock when Gloucester-Hartpury centre Shauna Bennett crossed.

The excellent start continued with further tries from Loughborough Lightning flanker Amelia Harper, Worcester Valkyries wing Cara Clarke and a second from Bennett saw the score sit 26-0 at half-time to England.

The Army responded with a try of their own as hooker Sarah Mimnagh went over in the 52nd minute before wing Clarke crossed for her second score five minutes later, with Harlequins fly half Ellie Green converting it to add to her three previous extras added on the day.

The team will now look ahead to home and away fixtures against France U20 in March. 

England

15. Merryn Doidge, 14. Ellen Ramsbottom, 13. Shauna Bennett, 12. Megan Varley, 11. Cara Clarke, 10. Ellie Green, 9. Megan Davey; 1. Akina Gondw, 2. Bryony Field, 3. Detysha Harper, 4. Anya Richmond, 5. Hollie Cunnigham, 6. Eleanor Febrey, 7. Amelia Harper, 8. Cara Brincat.

Replacements: 16. Charlie Budge, 17. Florence Long, 18. Jessica Thomas, 19. Maud Muir, 20. Charlotte Faux, 21. Jodie Mallard, 22. Lucie Skuse, 23. Carys Cox.