Ford hoping to put boot into young Boks

George Ford, son of former British & Irish Lions defence coach Mike Ford, warmed-up for England Under 18s clash with the South African Schools this weekend by kicking 10 conversions in a 95-0 victory over Western Province. [more]

Ford hoping to put boot into young Boks

George Ford, son of former British & Irish Lions defence coach Mike Ford, warmed-up for England Under 18s clash with the South African Schools this weekend by kicking 10 conversions in a 95-0 victory over Western Province.

The England side are following in the footsteps of the 2009 British & Irish Lions by touring South Africa and will meet their Springbok counterparts in Kimberley on Friday night. 

Alex Gray’s side swept all before them at home last season and opened their account in South Africa with a 36-11 victory over Boland that included four tries from the London Irish and Wellington College star Sam Edgerley. 

They followed up that victory with a try fest in torrential rain in Cape Town as they beat Western Province 95-0. There were 15 tries in that scoreline, 10 of which were converted by outside half Ford, of Leicester Tigers and Rishworth School. 

The South African Schools side warmed-up for their clash at GWK Park with an 86-3 victory over Italy. 

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