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Italy 15-46 England: Eddie Jones men score seven to secure bonus-point win in Rome

England ran in seven tries during a breathless match in Rome, with winger Anthony Watson scoring a rapid brace inside the first 11 minutes of the match.

Owen Farrell, George Ford and Jack Nowell also crossed the whitewash for Eddie Jones’ team and Sam Simmonds scored twice, while the home side hit back through scores from Tommaso Benvenuti and Mattia Bellini.

Farrell found his form from the tee after a couple of early misses, converting four of the tries and knocking over a penalty.



PREVIOUS MEETING

2017: England won 36-15 in London
2016: England won 40-9 in Rome
2015: England won 47-17 in London
2014: England won 52-11 in Rome
2013: England won 18-11 in London
2012: England won 19-15 in Rome
2011: England won 59-13 in London
2010: England won 17-12 in Rome
2009: England won 36-11 in London
2008: England won 23-19 in Rome

LINE-UPS

 

Italy: 15 Matteo Minozzi, 14 Tommaso Benvenuti, 13 Tommaso Boni, 12 Tommaso Castello, 11 Mattia Bellini, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Marcello Violi, 8 Sergio Parisse (c), 7 Renato Giammarioli, 6 Sebastian Negri, 5 Dean Budd, 4 Alessandro Zanni, 3 Simone Ferrari, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Andrea Lovotti
Replacements: 16 Luca Bigi, 17 Nicola Quaglio, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 George Biagi, 20 Maxime Mbanda’, 21 Edoardo Gori, 22 Carlo Canna, 23 Jayden Hayward

England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Ben Te’o, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Sam Simmonds, 7 Chris Robshaw, 6 Courtney Lawes, 5 Maro Itoje, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Mako Vunipola
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Harry Williams, 19 George Kruis, 20 Sam Underhill, 21 Danny Care, 22 Jonathan Joseph, 23 Jack Nowell

Date: Sunday, February 4
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
Kick-off: 16:00 local (15:00 GMT)
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant Referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Nic Berry (Australia)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

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