Gloucester Rugby Academy duo Ollie Thorley and Sam Underhill were both involved as the England U18 side secured the second win of their tour of South Africa.
Fresh from their exploits in the Gloucester side that lifted the Premiership Rugby 7s, Thorley started the game on the left wing, while Underhill was named amongst the replacements.
The victory means England are two wins from two games in South Africa after beating France 23-6 in George.
Under the imposing gaze of the Outeniqua Mountains, Joe Marchant's intercept try when the game was on a knife-edge at 9-6 swung the game into England's favour and John Williams' late try on debut sealed the win.
Fly half Theo Brophy Clews added both conversions as well as two crucial earlier penalties, while Rory Jennings scored one three-pointer.
It wasn't all plain sailing for England as France more than held their own in an even first half. But after going in 6-6 at the break, the second period belonged to England who pulled away towards the end.
Head Coach John Fletcher said:
"It was another tough game, as it always is when you play France. I thought that we dominated the game for periods, but France defended and tackled well, and to be fair they had a long spell in our half.
"We made a few too many unforced errors, particularly early on in the game. But I thought that we were quite comfortable throughout and we've come through with each player on tour having had a start which will start us in good stead for Saturday's game against South Africa.
"We know what South Africa will bring - they mirror the Seniors. They'll be big and physical, which is what we expect, we'll have to up our game and put in a big performance, which I know we are capable of."
15 Cameron Cowell (St Pauls College & London Irish)
14 Taylor Prell (Giggleswick School & Yorkshire Carnegie)
13 Joe Marchant (Peter Symonds & Harlequins)
12 John Williams (St Pauls Catholic College and London Irish)
11 Ollie Thorley (Cheltenham College & Gloucester Rugby)
10 Theo Brophy Clews (Abingdon School & London Irish)
9 Rory Jennings (Bryanston School & Bath Rugby)
1 Owen Hills (QEW & Leicester Tigers)
2 James Fish (Trent College & Northampton Saints)
3 Ciaran Parker (St Ambrose & Sale Sharks) (c)
4 Kieran Treadwell (John Fisher & Harlequins)
5 Joe Maksymiw (QEW & Leicester Tigers)
6 George Nott (Kings School Chester & Sale Sharks)
7 Lewis Ludlam (St Joseph's College & Northampton Saints)
8 Charlie Beckett (QEW & Leicester Tigers)
16 Ollie Adams (St Pauls Catholic College & London Irish)
17 Lewis Boyce (Prince Henry's & Yorkshire Carnegie)
18 Seb Adeniran-Olule (Wellington College & Harlequins)
19 Joe Batley (Hartpury College & Gloucester Rugby)
20 Sam Underhill (Sir Thomas Rich's School & Gloucester Rugby)
21 Harry Mallinder (Rugby School & Northampton Saints)
22 Will Homer (Sherborne School & Bath Rugby)
23 Kai Little (Hartpury College)
24 Rotimi Segun (Stowe School & Northampton Saints)
25 Max Clark (Bryanston School & Bath Rugby)
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees told GRTV after the win in Brive that the game could have been a tough one to get up for, but that his Gloucester team mates did themselves proud on the night and got a big result.
Reflecting on the 31-20 victory in Brive on Thursday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys said that clinching a home European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final was the overall aim and duly achieved.
Gloucester may have already clinched a home European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys wants his side to finish the pool stages on a winning note in Brive on Thursday evening.
Speaking after Saturday's win, James Hudson was happy to record a bonus-point win against a hugely physical Oyonnax side as Gloucester secured their passage into the European Rugby Challenge Cup Quarter Finals
Billy Burns was a try scorer on his first European start for Gloucester and, speaking after the game, admitted that it was good to get the five points although there are still things to work on before the trip to Brive.
Gloucester Rugby today confirmed that supporters who have renewed their Club Membership for next season by March 27th 2015 will receive a free ticket for this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final at Kingsholm in April.
It was a bit of an arm wrestle at times, but two tries in each half did the trick for Gloucester as they defeated CA Brive by 31 points to 20 at the Stade Amedee-Domench on Thursday evening to secure top seeding for the quarter-finals.
As the Cherry and Whites aim to make it six from six in the European Rugby Challenge Cup against Brive (19:45 ko) this evening, Dan Robson is fully focused on continuing the fine momentum of recent weeks.
With a home quarter-final assured, Gloucester Rugby make five changes to the side that defeated Oyonnax last weekend as they seek to go unbeaten in the European Rugby Challenge Cup pool stages in Thursday's game at Brive.