Italy v England

Date:

Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Referee: Jerome Garces (France)

Attendance: 72,000

Italy v England Match Reports

For a second successive week, it was a Charlie Hodgson charge-down try that won the day for England, as they beat Italy 19-15 in the first ever Six Nations match to be staged at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. A selection of match reports is listed below:

Italy v England Match Statistics

Italy (12) 15
Tries: Venditti, Benvenuti
Conversions: Burton
Penalties: Burton

England (6) 19
Tries: Hodgson
Conversions: Farrell
Penalties: Farrell 4

Man of the Match Sergio Parisse (Italy)

Italy Team Line-up

Backs: 15 Andrea Masi, 14 Giovanbattista Venditti, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 12 Gonzalo Canale, 11 Luke McLean, 10 Kris Burton, 9 Edoardo Gori

Forwards: 1 Andrea Lo Cicero, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 5 Marco Bortolami, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 7 Robert Barbieri, 8 Sergio Parisse (captain)

Replacements: 16 Tommaso D'Apice, 17 Lorenzo Cittadini, 18 Antonio Pavanello, 19 Mauro Bergamasco, 20 Fabio Semenzato, 21 Tobias Botes, 22 Luca Morisi

England Team Line-up

Backs: 15 Ben Foden, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Brad Barritt, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 David Strettle, 10 Charlie Hodgson, 9 Ben Youngs

Forwards: 1 Alex Corbisiero, 2 Dan Cole, 3 Dylan Hartley, 4 Mouritz Botha, 5 Tom Palmer, 6 Tom Croft , 7 Chris Robshaw (capt), 8 Phil Dowson

Replacements: 16 Rob Webber, 17 Matt Stevens, 18 Geoff Parling, 19 Ben Morgan, 20 Lee Dickson, 21 Jordan Turner-Hall, 22 Mike Brown


 
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