England team to play Italy: 2022 Six Nations - Ruck

England team to play Italy: 2022 Six Nations

Eddie Jones has selected his England team to play Italy as they look to bounce back from a tough start to the 2022 Six Nations.

Harry Randall will start at scrum half, Marcus Smith is at fly half with Jack Nowell (left) and Max Malins (right) on the wings. Joe Marchant is at outside centre, Henry Slade is at inside centre and Freddie Steward is full back.

Ben Youngs could become the joint most-capped England men’s player of all time, alongside Jason Leonard, after being named as a finisher. Youngs made his debut against Scotland in March 2010 and is in line to add to his 113 caps on Sunday.

Ollie Chessum could also make his England debut this weekend, and is joined by Luke Cowan-Dickie, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Sam Simmonds, George Ford and Elliot Daly on the bench. Genge, Slade and Cowan-Dickie are also named as vice captains.

Scroll down for full England team to play Italy.

Eddie Jones said:

“We’ve set ourselves the target of playing really well and lighting up Rome,” said head coach Jones. “We’ve made some changes and this is the best side to face Italy. We want to start fast and take the game to them.

“They can be a dangerous team and have some very good players in the likes of Garbisi, Negri and Lamaro.

“It’s been a difficult week, but the players have bounced back well, trained hard and are ready to put on a good performance on Sunday.”

When is Italy v England on TV?

Italy v England will take place on Sunday 13th February 2022.

Check out Six Nations TV schedule guide for the latest times and information.

What time is kick off?

Italy v England will kick off at 3pm.

There’s a full slate of Six Nations games taking place this week, including France v Ireland.

What TV channel is Italy v England on?

Fans can tune in to watch the game for free live on ITV from 2:15pm.

ITV have the rights to broadcast all of Italy’s home matches.

Italy v England prediction: England win

Italy vs England referee

Referee: Damon Murphy (RA)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
Assistant Referee 2: Craig Evans (WRU)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)

He started in rugby as a player. Murphy competed for Brothers Old Boys, Rebels and Queensland. He was first selected for Australia Sevens in 2004 and he captained the team during his six year international career. Fellow referee Nic Berry convinced Murphy to become an official at a wedding they attended.

England team to play Italy:

England: 1. Ellis Genge (VC) 2. Jamie George 3. Will Stuart 4. Charlie Ewels 5. Nick Isiekwe 6. Maro Itoje 7. Tom Curry 8. Alex Dombrandt 9. Harry Randall 10. Marcus Smith 11. Jack Nowell 12. Henry Slade (VC) 13. Joe Marchant 14. Max Malins 15. Freddie Steward

Finishers: 16. Luke Cowan-Dickie (VC) 17. Joe Marler 18. Kyle Sinckler 19. Ollie Chessum 20. Sam Simmonds 21. Ben Youngs 22. George Ford 23. Elliot Daly

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