The red card to Faiva left Italy without any hookers due to Lucchesi going off due to injury.
If you’re just catching up on why Italy are suddenly down to 13 men…
Their hooker was given a red card for a dangerous tackle. Because their starting hooker had already been injured, they were left short in the front row.
The referee consulted the laws and said they would have to play uncontested scrums, that a front row player would have to come on for a back and that Italy would have to have a further numerical disadvantage because of the uncontested scrums.
Their afternoon suddenly got a whole lot harder with fans venting their frustration on Twitter.
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We pick four players who we think deserve a chance in the England XV following the unvoncincing win against Wales in the Six Nations.
#1. Elliot Daly
JOE 5/10: “Steady enough outing after being drafted in for the injured Manu Tuilagi. Kept wales honest in attack but fell off a couple of tackles, in defence.”
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