Fin Smith scores a try in England Under-20s win

Warriors’ fly-half Fin Smith scored his first try for England Under-20s in a 31-12 win over Scotland in their second Six Nations match against Scotland at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday.

Smith followed up his 13 points contribution to victory over France on his debut last weekend with 11 more in another accomplished display.

He scored his maiden try at this level after 14 minutes after Harlequins hooker Sam Riley had slipped Smith a deft inside pass and also added the extras to go with an early conversion of scrum-half Jack van Poortvliet’s opening try after three minutes.

Having landed eight consecutive successful kicks over the two matches, Smith was off target with his next two conversion attempts when first Bristol Bears wing Deago Bailey then Riley powered over to secure the try bonus point.

Smith helped to set up Bailey’s try with a neat miss pass and then clinched victory with a brilliant and accurate crossfield kick which set up right wing Arthur Relton for a 71st minute try which Smith improved.

England went down to 14 men for the last 18 minutes – and 13 for eight of those minutes – after openside flanker Luca Brooke was sent-off for a head-on-head challenge in a tackle but tenacious defence restricted Scotland to just one try in that period.

England’s next match is against Ireland at Cardiff Arms Park on Thursday July 1 (kick-off 8.00pm).