Italy vs England player ratings as Eddie Jones’ men bounced back by recording an impressive bonus-point win in Rome.
Fly-half Marcus Smith converted his own try before adding the extras to a brace from hooker Jamie George to give the visitors a 21-0 lead at the break.
Replacement back Elliot Daly, who replaced Jack Nowell after the winger failed an HIA, secured the try-scoring bonus-point four minutes after the restart.
Italy then came into the game but couldn’t turn possession as territory into points as Eddie Jones men held out for the convincing win with Kyle Sinckler and Henry Slade adding further gloss to the score late on.
Scroll down for the Italy vs England player ratings.
ITALY: 0 (0)
ENGLAND: 33 (21)
- Tries: Smith 9, George 19,39, Daly 44, Sinckler 72
- Cons: Smith 10,20,39,73,80
WITAN INVESTMENTS PLAYER OF THE MATCH:
- Most carries: Alex Dombrandt (England) – 15
- Most metres made: Freddie Steward (England) – 145
- Most tackles: Michele Lamaro (Italy) – 19
- Most tackles missed: Ellis Genge (England) – 2
- Offloads: Monty Ioane (Italy) – 2
- Turnovers won: Alex Dombrandt (England) – 4
- Turnovers conceded: Max Malins (England) – 3
Italy vs England player ratings
Italy: Padovani 5; Mori 5, Brex 5, Zanon 6, Ioane 6; Garbisi 7, Varney 5; Fischetti 5, Lucchesi 6, Ceccarelli 6; Cannone 6, Ruzza 5; Steyn 6; Lamaro (capt) 7.5, Halafihi 6.
England: Steward 7; Malins 7, Marchant 7, Slade 7, Nowell 6; Smith 8, Randall 7; Genge 7.5, George 7.5, Stuart 7, Ewels 7, Isiekwe 7, Itoje 8, Curry (capt) 7, Dombrandt 8*.
Replacements: Cowan-Dickie 7, Marler 6, Sinckler 7, Chessum 6, Simmonds 6, Youngs 6, Ford 6, Daly 7
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