posted on 2 April 2013

A Max Jowitt inspired performance saw the England youth side beat their French counterparts 42-16 and win the two match series at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

England Youth claimed the series win over France at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

The Wakefield scholar scored two tries to go with his two assists and rock solid defence and was named Man of the Match by senior England head coach Steve McNamara.

France went into the game having won the Good Friday fixture 34-26 at Widnes which meant the host nation had to win by more than eight points to win the series and that they did with a clinical first half display.

England led 28-0 at the break thanks to a five try performance including Jowitt’s first for his country.

The 15-year-old played at full-back after making his international bow on the wing on Friday and played a big part in the opening try after just three minutes. He broke the line inside his own half and made great ground before being tackled. The resulting play ended up with Ryan Ince scoring with Morgan Smith adding the extras.

The Stanley Rangers man looked at ease from then on and he fronted up excellently to stop the rampaging number eight Mohamed Zentri.

Just minutes later England scored their second try of the game through hooker Brad Parker, the Hull FC scholar went over from acting-half after throwing a dummy and burrowing his way over the line.

The Wakefield player then did exceptionally well to push out the French number one who burst through from his own half as he tried to take the Wildcat on the outside but the Stanley boy more than stood up to the task and tackled him into touch.

The hosts next score went to second-row Jake Moore, the forward was the benefactor of some slick play down the English left edge with Morgan Smith kicking his second conversion of the game to make it 16-0.

Jowitt then scored himself after a nice move him saw him in space and he burst through from 20 metres after side stepping the full-back to score. Parker then went over for his second from dummy-half with Smith making it a well deserved 28-0 score at the half-time interval.

The message from Stuart Barrow was to continue the relentlessness for the second-half and Jowitt must have taken notice of his words. The number one made a superb one-on-one tackle as the last line of defence before rushing up field seconds later.

The Outwood Grange pupil forced the knock-on and on the next play of the ball he found a hole in the French line before powering 60 metres to score and brushing off his opposite number in the process.

The visitors were the next to score before Jowitt helped seal victory with two assists in setting up Reece Brunt and Harvey Livett which was between a score by Vincent Albert for France.

Dorian Munoz then scored with in the closing stages while Douglas Gavin was shown a straight red as tempers flared.

1, Max Jowitt (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Stanley Rangers)
2, Ash Golding (Leeds Rhinos, Stanningley)
3, Jacob Ware (Leeds Rhinos, Westgate Wolves)
4, Harvey Livett (Warrington Wolves, Rylands Sharks)
5, Ryan Ince (Widnes Vikings, Widnes Moorfield)
6, Harry Tyson Wilson (Hull FC, West Hull)
7, Morgan Smith (Leeds Rhinos, Stanningley Rangers)
8, Sam Hallas (Leeds Rhinos, Stanningley)
9, Brad Parker (Hull FC, East Hull)
10, Frazer Morris (Huddersfield Giants, St Josephs Sharks)
11, Jake Moore (Wigan Warriors, Wath Brow Hornets)
12, Liam Johnson © (Huddersfield Giants, Newsome Panthers)
13, Jack Wells (Wigan Warriors, Folly Lane)
14, Reece Brunt (Warrington Wolves, Latchford Albion)
15, Jake Campbell (St Helens, Blackbrook)
16, Liam Cooper (St Helens, Blackbrook)
17, Jack Rush (Wigan Warriors, Rochdale Mayfield)

Tries: Ince, Parker 2, Jowitt 2, Moore, Brunt
Goals:  Smith 5

France Under-16 team against England Youth

1, Etienne Ferret
2, Douglas Gavin
3, Vincent Albert
4, Fouad Yaha
5, Dorian Munoz
6, Evan Albert
7, Marvin Merbah
8, Mohamed Zentri
9, Yoan Veve
10, Nicolas Pomie
11, Olivier Ruiz
12, Sebastien Nietche
13, Mickael Goudemand
14, Maxime Banquet
15, Georges Mingaud
16, Dorian Denat
17, Christopher Denis

Tries: Goudemand, Albert, Munoz
Goals: Albert 2

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