England trumped Ireland 24-15 to keep alive their hopes of a Six Nations Under-20s Grand Slam in the battle of the top two at Cardiff Arms Park.
Alan Dickens’ side are chasing their first title since 2017 and just Wales and Italy stand in their way after they extended their perfect start to the 2021 campaign with a hard-fought victory over 2019 winners Ireland in Round 3.
Flanker Ewan Richards’ double plus Sam Riley’s fourth try of the Championship and a score for Nahum Merigan saw off a brave Irish effort in the final game of Thursday’s triple-header.
Ireland crossed through lock Alex Soroka but suffered their first defeat of the Championship after bonus point triumphs against Scotland and Wales and also saw their 10-game winning streak come to a crashing halt.
Watch highlights of the contest below.