Narrow win for England A

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Narrow win for England A

Stand-off Alex King kicked England A to a hard-earned victory, scoring 17 points as they beat Italy A 22-19 in L'Aquila yesterday.

The talented Bristol University student landed five penalties and a conversion in a match which ended with the Italians launching a furious late onslaught. They fought back from 22-9 down and had England clinging on grimly in the closing minutes. The Wasps scrum-half Andy Gomarsall scored what proved to be a decisive try for England. He intercepted a poor pass and raced away unchallenged to score. King added the conversion for a 16-6 half- time lead.