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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

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Conversion

Paolo Garbisi converts the try.

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Try

Brilliant skill shown there by Monty Ioane as they go over the white wash for a try.

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Trouble here as Monty Ioane breaches the defence.

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Paolo Garbisi sets up the try.

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This is dangerous for the defence as Tommaso Menoncello bursts through to advance the Italy attack.

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Yellow Card

Michele Lamaro (Italy) is shown a yellow card

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Immanuel Feyi-Waboso comes on.

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Tommy Freeman comes off.

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This is dangerous for the defence as Chandler Cunningham-South bursts through to advance the England attack.

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Beno Obano comes on.

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Joe Marler comes off.

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Yellow Card

Elliot Daly (England) is shown a yellow card

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England decide to make a substitution, with Theo Dan getting some game time.

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England decide to make a substitution, with Jamie George being replaced.

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Italy decide to make a substitution, with Andrea Zambonin getting some game time.

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Italy decide to make a substitution, with Federico Ruzza being replaced.

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England decide to make a substitution, with Alex Coles getting some game time.

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England decide to make a substitution, with Ollie Chessum being replaced.

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A gap opened in the defence and Tommaso Allan took full advantage.

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Italy make a substitution with Federico Mori coming on.

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Italy make a substitution with Lorenzo Pani coming off.

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Italy make a substitution with Alessandro Izekor coming on.

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Italy make a substitution with Sebastian Negri coming off.

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England make a substitution with Fin Smith coming on.

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England make a substitution with George Ford coming off.

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England make a substitution with Chandler Cunningham-South coming on.

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England make a substitution with Sam Underhill coming off.

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Italy make a substitution with Mirco Spagnolo coming on.

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Italy make a substitution with Danilo Fischetti coming off.

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Penalty Goal

The England supporters go wild as George Ford successfully kicks the penalty goal.

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Danny Care comes on for England.

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Alex Mitchell leaves the field.

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Tommaso Allan steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the right.

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What a run here by Monty Ioane as they get over the gainline!

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Dan Cole comes on for England.

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Will Stuart leaves the field.

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Penalty Goal

George Ford does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

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Stephen Varney comes on.

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Alessandro Garbisi comes off.

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Giacomo Nicotera comes on.

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Gianmarco Lucchesi comes off.

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Italy decide to make a substitution, with Giosue Zilocchi getting some game time.

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Italy decide to make a substitution, with Pietro Ceccarelli being replaced.

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Italy decide to make a substitution, with Manuel Zuliani getting some game time.

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Italy decide to make a substitution, with Lorenzo Cannone being replaced.

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Conversion

George Ford adds the two points for England.

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Try

Nobody was going to stop Alex Mitchell from scoring that try!

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Tommy Freeman makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

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The second half kicks off.

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The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

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Fabulous play by England has led to Elliot Daly being able to wriggle through a gap.

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Penalty Goal

George Ford has kicked a penalty goal.

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Penalty Goal

The England supporters go wild as George Ford successfully kicks the penalty goal.

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Conversion

Tommaso Allan makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

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Try

Silky skills by Italy ends with a try for Tommaso Allan.

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Tommaso Menoncello played a key part in that try.

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Trouble here as Tommaso Menoncello breaches the defence.

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George Ford curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the right.

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Try

A wonderful passing move by England is finished off by Elliot Daly

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Tommy Freeman sets up the try.

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This is dangerous for the defence as Tommy Freeman bursts through to advance the England attack.

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Penalty Goal

George Ford does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

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Conversion

Tommaso Allan converts the try.

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Try

A series of passes by Italy results in a try for Alessandro Garbisi

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Lorenzo Cannone played a key part in that try.

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A gap opened in the defence and Lorenzo Cannone took full advantage.

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Penalty Goal

Tommaso Allan has kicked a penalty goal.

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We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

England v Italy

Six Nations - Round 1
Sat 3rd February 2024, 09:15am
Stadio Olimpico

Points Flow Chart

England win +3
Italy
England
Italy
Time in lead
England
40
Mins in lead
42
47%
% Of Game In Lead
49%
51%
Possession Last 10 min
49%
7
Points Last 10 min
0

Key Events

Full Time
Garbisi
24 - 27
85'
Ioane
22 - 27
84'
Lamaro
17 - 27
79'
Daly
74'
17 - 27
Ford
66'
17 - 27
Ford
53'
17 - 24
Ford
45'
17 - 21
Mitchell
44'
17 - 19
Half Time
Ford
37'
17 - 14
Ford
32'
17 - 11
Allan
17 - 8
26'
Allan
15 - 8
25'
Daly
19'
10 - 8
Ford
15'
10 - 3
Allan
10 - 0
12'
Garbisi
8 - 0
10'
Allan
3 - 0
4'
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
3.5
6
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
2
9
Entries

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Italy
England
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Defence Profile

Italy
England
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
46%
54%
3-6 secs
26%
26%
6+ secs
24%
15%
70
Rucks Won
97

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Who Will Win?

On Saturday 3rd February, Italy will take on England at the Stadio Olimpico during the opening round of the Six Nations.

England will enter this clash with the Azzurri as the overwhelming favourites. This is because, at the 2023 Six Nations, England claimed a 31-14 bonus-point victory over Italy. Then, at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Steve Borthwick’s men finished third, while Italy were eliminated during the pool stage.

Think you know which way Italy vs England will go? Vote in our poll.

Head-to-Head

England have won all of the last five meetings between the two teams (and all 30 meetings between the two sides in history). During the last five matches, they’ve averaged 35 points per game, while Italy have only averaged seven.

History tells us that the first try in Italy vs England games can be important. This is because the team that has scored the first try has won the fixture 60% of the time!

Team Form

England enter this game in fine form. Little was expected of England prior to the Rugby World Cup, but Steve Borthwick’s men performed valiantly and pushed South Africa to the edge of elimination in the semi-final. Although England ultimately suffered defeat in this game, they did rebound and claim victory in the Bronze Final a week later.

Meanwhile, Italy suffered yet another disappointing Rugby World Cup. Although few expected the Azzurri to get out of a pool containing both France and New Zealand, Italy did suffer two bruising defeats against these teams, falling 60-7 to France and 96-17 against New Zealand.

Below our team form guide, you can see in-depth stats about how the two sides have performed in their last five games, including stats about the number of tries they’ve scored, their overall points difference and the number of times they’ve scored the first try. We’ve also detailed how often each team has scored the first points in a game and how often they’ve won the race to 10 points.

Player Head-to-Head

Crucial Six Nations matches like Italy vs England are often decided by moments of brilliance. As a result, individual matchups will likely be hugely important when it comes to deciding this game.

With this in mind, here’s how Tommaso Allan and Owen Farrell have performed in recent Italy vs England clashes. Could either of these players produce a stunning performance that decides the game for their country?

Other Fixtures

The upcoming Italy vs England fixture is one of the highlights of the rugby calendar. But, before kick off, it’s also worth taking a look at all of the other exciting rugby fixtures we have coming up in the next couple of weeks, including Six Nations clashes featuring the likes of Ireland, France, Scotland and Wales.

Other Fixtures

The upcoming Italy vs England fixture is one of the highlights of the rugby calendar. But, before kick off, it’s also worth taking a look at all of the other exciting rugby fixtures we have coming up in the next couple of weeks, including Six Nations clashes featuring the likes of Ireland, France, Scotland and Wales.

When did Italy join the Six Nations? When did Italy join the Six Nations?

Italy joined the Six Nations in 2000, when the competition was expanded from the Five Nations Championship to the Six Nations Championship. They’ve competed in the competition ever since.

Have Italy ever won the Six Nations? Have Italy ever won the Six Nations?

No. Italy have never won the Six Nations. To date, their best finish is 4th. They achieved this in both 2007 and 2013.

Have Italy ever beaten England? Have Italy ever beaten England?

No, Italy have never beaten England. In total, the two sides have faced each other 30 times in test matches. England have emerged victorious on all 30 occasions.

How many Six Nations Championships have England won? How many Six Nations Championships have England won?

Since 2000, England have won seven Six Nations Championships, including the inaugural edition of the tournament. They last claimed the crown in 2020. Since the inception of the overall competition back in 1883 (when it was known as the Home Nations), they’ve won 29 outright titles and have claimed another 10 shared victories.

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