Red-hot England run Italy ragged in Rome

Ben Youngs suffered ligament damage nine minutes into a 46-15 Six Nations victory over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico

Holders England have gotten their 2018 Six Nations campaign off to the flawless start this afternoon, with a 46-15 try-bonus win over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico.

"We played some excellent rugby and contributed to an entertaining game, but I'm proud and annoyed", he said.

Italy head coach Conor O'Shea is optimistic about his side, claiming they're making good progress. In that space of time England scored a couple of classic first-phase tries.

They won quick ball off the top and recalled centre Ben Te'o ran hard at the Italian midfield.

Farrell's hard conversion from the right touchline hit the post and stayed out.

New Zealand centre Ben Te'o will play his first England Test for nearly a year after overcoming an ankle injury to be included in the Six Nations match against Italy.

Tommaso Allan returns at flyhalf after injury kept him out of the last three internationals against Fiji, Argentina and the Springboks and there are starting berths for veterans Tommaso Benvenuti at wing and hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini.




Italy though hit back with a 20th-minute try.

Tommaso Benvenuti and Mattia Bellini turned over for Italy, both following wonderful passes from Tommaso Allan, who converted one and scored a penalty kick.

Scotland have odds associated with then of winning of 9/1, and if you think they may finish first or even second in the Six Nations Tournament then do consider placing an each way bet on them for that is probably one of the best bets you can place just in case they get placed second place finishers as opposed to finishing in first place.

But minutes later England had restored their 10-point lead.

He was replaced by Danny Care, who became England's joint most-capped scrum half with Dawson on 77 caps. Italy may be able to frustrate the champions for a period of time but their fitness levels are likely to be exposed during the second half. It looks worth sticking with the trend and again backing more tries in the second half as the visitors will find extra space to break down Italy the longer the match goes on. In the absence of Billy Vunipola there was never much prospect of England going in without a big blindside presence, and Courtney Lawes and Sam Simmonds, in particular, will now be expected to deliver the yardage gains and bruising intent that shape games at this level. Anthony Watson took his two first-half tries extremely well, while he was given a run at fullback late on, and seven-try victories are not to be taken for granted in worldwide rugby.

The home side were falling apart in the face of their opponents' superior conditioning, enabling Simmonds and Jack Nowell to help themselves to late tries.

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