Scott Spurling got his England Under 20 career off to a winning start in the 59-3 victory over Scotland in the under-20 Six Nations.
The Saracens hooker came off the bench to play the last 12 minues for last season's grand slam winners at Firhill in Glasgow.
"It was not really a big step up from Saracens, Spurling said, "but it was a good, fast-paced match. We'll continue taking it game by game."
Having spent the first half of the week at England's training base in Guildford, the 18-year-old from Edgware flew out with his England teammates to Italy on Wednesday.
He will make his first start for the Under 20 team in England's second match against Italy in Rovigo.