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Van Poortvliet scores in fourth England win

Jack Van Poortvliet was among the tryscorers as England continued their winning run in the Under-20s Six Nations.

England made it four wins out of four and secured their own Triple Crown with a 45-3 victory over tournament hosts Wales in Cardiff on Wednesday evening.

Leicester Tigers scrum-half Van Poortvliet, who has captained England throughout the tournament, scored one of the seven tries, racing in from a tap penalty in the first half, during another bonus-point victory.

Tigers colleague Archie Vanes was among the second-half replacements as England closed in on a first Under-20s Six Nations title win since 2017.

Sam Costelow, another Tigers Academy graduate, scored the first points of the evening with a penalty for Wales, but England responded with tries from flanker Jack Clement, hooker Sam Riley and Van Poortvliet to lead 19-3 at half-time.

The bonus-point score came in the 50th minute from wing Arthur Relton who then added a second before back-rower Nahum Merigan claimed two of his own late on.  

England's final game is against Italy on Tuesday (2.00pm). There will be live coverage on England Rugby’s Facebook page and YouTube.