England fans are losing their minds after conceding against Italy after two minutes

Italy smashed through England after just two minutes in the Six Ntions at Twickenham.

The visitors are playing with purpose and pace. Number eight Michele Lamaro pops the ball off the floor, Stephen Varney zips a pass out to Paolo Garbisi who attacks blind, and exploits a man overlap as Monty Ioane, nephew of Wallaby Digby, scampers into the corner.

SOCIAL REACTIONS:

Woodward picks Sam Simmonds in his England XV 

BACK-THREE:

  • Fullback: Max Malins (Bristol Bears)
  • Winger: Anthony Watson (Bath)
  • Winger: Jonny May (Gloucester)

DID YOU KNOW? Anthony Watson started in all three tests for the Lions in 2017 and was one of the stars of the tour.


CENTRES:

  • Outside-centre: Pier O’Conor (Bristol Bears)
  • Inside-centre: Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

Woodward said: “Max Malins and Piers Oโ€™Conor have been in excellent form for Bristol and have real gas. There is no substitute for it.”

DID YOU KNOW? Slade has Type 1 diabetes, and often injects insulin at half-time in a game

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