England v Italy

Date:

Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London

Referee: Romain Poite (France)

Attendance: 81,904

England v Italy Match Reports

England overcame a canny Italy to win 36-15 at Twickenham. A fascinating first half saw England thoroughly confused by Italian tactics, whereby their players refused to form rucks. Dan Cole scored England's first try in the 24th minute, but a Tommaso Allan drop-goal and a Giovanbattista Venditti try put Italy 10-5 up at half time. England started strongly in the second half and scored two quick tries through Danny Care and Elliot Daly to retake the lead. Michele Campagnaro scored Italy's second try on the hour, to bring his team within two points of England. But late tries from Jack Nowell and Ben Te'o secured a 17th consecutive win for England. A selection of match reports is listed below:

England v Italy - Match Highlights

England v Italy - Match Stats

England: (5) 36
Try: Cole (24'), Care (44'), Daly (47'), Nowell (70', 80'), Te'o (73')
Conversion: Farrell (48', 74', 80')

Italy: (10) 15
Try: Venditti (40'), Campagnaro (60')
Conversion: Allan (41')
Drop-goal: Allan (33')

Man of The Match: Joe Launchbury (England)

England v Italy - Team Line-ups

England Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Joe Marler
  • 2 Dylan Hartley (CAPTAIN)
  • 3 Dan Cole
  • 4 Joe Launchbury
  • 5 Courtney Lawes
  • 6 Maro Itoje
  • 7 James Haskell
  • 8 Nathan Hughes

Backs

  • 9 Danny Care
  • 10 George Ford
  • 11 Elliot Daly
  • 12 Owen Farrell
  • 13 Ben Te'o
  • 14 Jonny May
  • 15 Mike Brown

Replacements

  • 16 Jamie George
  • 17 Mako Vunipola
  • 18 Kyle Sinckler
  • 19 Tom Wood
  • 20 Jack Clifford
  • 21 Ben Youngs
  • 22 Henry Slade
  • 23 Jack Nowell

Italy Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Andrea Lovotti
  • 2 Ornel Gega
  • 3 Lorenzo Cittadini
  • 4 Marco Fuser
  • 5 Andries Van Schalkwyk
  • 6 Abraham Steyn
  • 7 Simone Favaro
  • 8 Sergio Parisse (CAPTAIN)

Backs

  • 9 Edoardo Gori
  • 10 Tommaso Allan
  • 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
  • 12 Luke Mclean
  • 13 Michele Campagnaro
  • 14 Giulio Bisegni
  • 15 Edoardo Padovani

Replacements

  • 16 Ornel Gega
  • 17 Michele Rizzo
  • 18 Pietro Ceccarelli
  • 19 George Biagi
  • 20 Maxime Mata Mbanda'
  • 21 Giorgio Bronzini
  • 22 Carlo Canna
  • 23 Tommaso Benvenuti
 
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