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Your News Hunter reflects and looks ahead to Scotland

Despite boasting a 100 per cent record in this season’s U20 6 Nations, England U20 Head Coach Rob Hunter insists that there will be no let up as his side look to continue their good form when they face Scotland in Newbury on Friday night.

A 26-20 triumph in Wales was followed up with an emphatic 74-3 win against Italy before England ground out a 19-8 victory against France to extend their lead at the top of the table, but Hunter says that there is still room for improvement.

"We were very pleased after the France game – possibly a little bit frustrated with our second half performance, but on the whole we’re happy with what we’ve achieved.

"To have played three and won three is no mean feat, we know that there’s still work to do but the lads work very hard on their analysis after every game to keep improving and the level of intensity they apply in training is to be admired."

Northampton Saints wing Jamie Elliott went over for his second try of the tournament against France – his first coming in the win against Wales – and Hunter is happy to see players getting on the end of line breaks and converting their chances.

He said: "The guys have been pretty clinical during our three games and George Ford in particular has played his part in keeping us ticking over in the middle of the park. He has the ability to open teams up in indentified areas and that benefits his teammates hugely."

Hunter added: "It’s great to see our lads really buying into what we’re trying to achieve. I read an article with Mako Vunipola on recently and it was quite impressive to see how much emphasis he puts on the importance of his teammates. They seem to enjoy being in the team environment and their performances are reflective of that."

England take on Scotland in front of the Sky cameras at Newbury's Monks Lane next Friday, kick off 8pm. Tickets are available on the door from £12, with children under ten receiving free entry.

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