A record crowd cheered England's under-20s to victory over France, to clinch the Six Nations at the American Express Community Stadium tonight.
A record turnout for an under-20s international of 12,615 witnessed the historic first-ever rugby match at the stadium, and watched Jon Callard's side beat their French equivalents by a scoreline of 24-11.
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It was the perfect warm-up ahead of the two senior teams meeting in a crucial game for England at Twickenham tomorrow evening - with Joe Marchant and George Perkins running in tries for the home nation.
France were on top in the first-half and led 11-9 at the break, but England scored a penalty to take a slim lead, and put the result beyond doubt with two tries in the final 15 minutes.
Rory Jennings proved to be a master with the boot, as he kicked 14 points via four penalties and one conversion.