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57
14
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Italy
ITA
Six Nations
Saturday 09 March 2019, 11:45am EST

England v Italy

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  • FT
  • ConversionGeorge Ford
    79'
  • TRY!Brad Shields
    78'
  • ConversionGeorge Ford
    68'
  • TRY!Dan Robson
    67'
  • ConversionGeorge Ford
    64'
  • TRY!George Kruis
    63'
  • ConversionTommaso Allan
    55'
  • TRY!Luca Morisi
    53'
  • TRY!Manu Tuilagi
    46'
  • HT
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
    32'
  • TRY!Brad Shields
    31'
  • Penalty GoalOwen Farrell
    25'
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
    21'
  • TRY!Manu Tuilagi
    20'
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
    15'
  • TRY!Jonny May
    14'
  • ConversionTommaso Allan
    13'
  • TRY!Tommaso Allan
    11'
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
    8'
  • TRY!Jamie George
    7'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
643
373
Metres
57
57
Carries
24
23
Defenders beaten
22
5
Clean breaks
154
174
Passes
8
6
Offloads
16
13
Turnovers conceded
6
5
Turnovers won
176
132
Tackles
23
24
Missed tackles
England T C P
15 Elliot Daly 0 0 0
14 Joe Cokanasiga 0 0 0
13 Manu Tuilagi 2 0 0
12 Ben Te'o 0 0 0
11 Jonny May 1 0 0
10 Owen Farrell 0 4 1
9 Ben Youngs 0 0 0
1 Ellis Genge 0 0 0
2 Jamie George 1 0 0
3 Kyle Sinckler 0 0 0
4 Joe Launchbury 0 0 0
5 George Kruis 1 0 0
6 Brad Shields 2 0 0
7 Tom Curry 0 0 0
8 Billy Vunipola 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Luke Cowan-Dickie 0 0 0
17 Ben Moon 0 0 0
18 Dan Cole 0 0 0
19 Nathan Hughes 0 0 0
20 Mark Wilson 0 0 0
21 Dan Robson 1 0 0
22 George Ford 0 3 0
23 Henry Slade 0 0 0
Italy T C P
15 Jayden Hayward 0 0 0
14 Edoardo Padovani 0 0 0
13 Michele Campagnaro 0 0 0
12 Luca Morisi 1 0 0
11 Angelo Esposito 0 0 0
10 Tommaso Allan 1 2 0
9 Tito Tebaldi 0 0 0
1 Andrea Lovotti 0 0 0
2 Luca Bigi 0 0 0
3 Simone Ferrari 0 0 0
4 Federico Ruzza 0 0 0
5 Dean Budd 0 0 0
6 Sebastian Negri 0 0 0
7 Braam Steyn 0 0 0
8 Sergio Parisse 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Leonardo Ghiraldini 0 0 0
17 Cherif Traore 0 0 0
18 Tizano Pasquali 0 0 0
19 David Sisi 0 0 0
20 Jake Polledri 0 0 0
21 Guglielmo Palazzani 0 0 0
22 Ian McKinley 0 0 0
23 Tommaso Castello 0 0 0

Standings

Six Nations

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
2 England 83 18
6 Italy 43 0
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  • As for Jones however, it's another home tie with Scotland to finish their campaign, while Italy return home to host France. Until then, thank you for joining us – and have a good weekend!
    80'+4''
  • So, England's chances of championship glory are still out of their hands – but they have now cut the gap to Wales with that bonus point. Warren Gatland's side face a tough final match too in pursuit of their Grand Slam dreams, with Ireland next on the agenda.
    80'+3''
  • FULL-TIME: It's an eight-try rout for England as they secure their third win of the Guinness Six Nations in emphatic fashion to keep up the pressure on Wales. Eddie Jones' side dismantled Conor O'Shea's Azzurri in ruthless fashion, with Manu Tuilagi and Brad Shields both nabbing a brace to deliver a half-century of brilliant action at Twickenham. At full-time, it finishes England 57-14 Italy.
    80'+2''
  • The referee blows for full-time and England have secured a massive Guinness Six Nations win!
    80'''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 57-14 Italy. The extras are added and there will be just enough time for the restart.
    80''
  • Try
    TRY: England 55-14 Italy. Shields nabs a second with a charge down on the Azzurri try line, simply catching the airborne ball and touching down.
    79''
  • Italy can't find a way through however and England hold firm, before spiriting the action back down the other end, with a line-out for the visitors to defend.
    76''
  • Ruzza makes a spirited break down the left flank for the Azzurri and they pick up a line-out on the opposite side of the field shortly afterwards. They're only five metres out from the England posts.
    73''
  • Italy's wait for a Test win is going to go on, it goes without saying. They'll regroup after this hammering and prepare for France next week, where they hope they might at least be able to salvage something ahead of the World Cup in Japan later this year.
    71''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 50-14 Italy. Ford brings up the half-century with another successful kick.
    69''
  • Try
    TRY: England 48-14 Italy. Robson adds some more gloss for the hosts! Fresh off the bench, he comes up in support of a Cokanasiga break and coasts in for another try.
    68''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 43-14 Italy. Ford takes over kicking duties and adds the extras.
    66''
  • Try
    TRY: England 41-14 Italy. Kruis adds another score for the hosts! The lock charges down an attempted clearing kick inside the Italian 22, collects the ball and pivots over the line to touch down.
    64''
  • Ford replaces Farrell as England make some further changes with the game entering the last quarter.
    62''
  • Italy's success at the subsequent scrum gives them a foothold to pick up a line-out as they dig themselves away from their own 22.
    60''
  • England also bring on Cowan-Dickie and Moon as Italy pick up a scrum following a Te'o knock-on in front of the opposition sticks.
    58''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 36-14 Italy. Allan adds the extras, while England introduce Cole and Wilson.
    56''
  • Try
    TRY: England 36-12 Italy. Morisi puts the Azzurri back on the board as Allan creates the overlap with a great ball over the top. Something to cheer about for Conor O'Shea's side.
    54''
  • A surprising stat as Italy pack down for a scrum on halfway; they have had the lion's share of the ball, with 65 percent possession.
    52''
  • Ghiraldini, Sisi, Pasquali and Polledri are among a number of Azzurri changes as the visitors look to inject some freshness into their legs.
    50''
  • Farrell has his first miss of the match as he just drifts his conversion effort past the left post.
    48''
  • Try
    TRY: England 36-7 Italy. It's two for Tuilagi! The centre makes the initial break a few phases prior, and finishes off the move when George pings a wide pass out to him in space on the right wing. Lovely stuff from the hosts.
    47''
  • A chance for May goes begging! The winger pursues a grubber from Genge down the left wing but can't stop it from going into touch by a fraction as he hacks it into the in-goal himself.
    45''
  • A 19-phase attack from the Azzurri comes to nothing after a pass finds the turf and Farrell hacks it downfield to put England back in relative control.
    44''
  • Italy kick proceedings back underway in London and pick up an attacking scrum after an initial knock-on by England.
    41''
  • England have won 16 of their last 17 home games in the championship, with an average winning margin of 16 points.
    40'+3''
  • HALF-TIME: It's been a vastly entertaining half for England fans as the hosts have run rampant to seal a bonus point against a lacklustre Italy side. The Azzurri looked to be matching their hosts blow-for-blow when they struck back through Tommaso Allan after Jamie George opened proceedings, but tries for Jonny May, Manu Tuilagi and Brad Shields means that Eddie Jones' side already have one foot towards a big win. At half-time at Twickenham, it's England 31-7 Italy.
    40'+2''
  • Italy try to nip in on the right wing with McKinley as the clock ticks past the 40-minute mark but some confusion results in the ball being put to ground and the referee calls for half-time.
    40'''
  • Hayward makes a break through some soft England defence on the back of the scrum and kicks to the left wing looking for the pursuing Esposito. The bounce of the ball is unkind however and the hosts get away with their lapse in concentration.
    39''
  • Parisse earns a turnover and the Azzurri are handed a scrum inside their own half as they look to dig away from their own line again.
    36''
  • Italy are having a tough old time with injuries too. Tommaso Castello, who was drafted on a few minutes prior for Michele Campagnaro, is off himself with Ian McKinley on in his place.
    34''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 31-7 Italy. Farrell makes it five kicks without fail so far.
    33''
  • Try
    TRY: England 29-7 Italy. Shields gets the bonus point try! Cokanasiga disrupts a crossfield kick from the Azzurri, Daly and Tuilagi combine and the flanker is released to race in on the left.
    32''
  • An attacking line-out for Italy yields a maul which then collapses, with England picking up the scrum.
    30''
  • Italy just haven't been able to cope with the speed of the ruck so far today. England have been playing at a blistering pace, swatting their opposition markers away.
    28''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: England 24-7 Italy. Farrell whips over the kick for three more points to widen the gap even more.
    26''
  • England have a penalty on the back of some sustained pressure in front of the Azzurri line and the hosts will go for the posts after their advantage play doesn't come off.
    25''
  • Cokanasiga makes another fleet-footed run down the right wing and offloads to Launchbury who wins a penalty after an Italian defender comes off their feet in the tackle.
    23''
  • CONVERSION: England 21-7 Italy. Farrell keeps his perfect record intact. The hosts are only a try away from a bonus point and barely a quarter of the game is gone.
    22''
  • Try
    TRY: England 19-7 Italy. A superb run from Tuilagi! England get their third with a brilliant break and finish from their centre who rips away down the right wing to leave the Azzurri in his dust.
    21''
  • After that flurry of scores, it seems to have settled at a chilly Twickenham for now. England have a line-out on halfway with the game settling into a rhythm.
    20''
  • Italy come again in attack following a relatively short kick-off but Bigi is forced to turnover in the tackle by a brilliant tackle from Genge.
    18''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 14-7 Italy. Farrell makes it two from two with the boot and lands another lovely kick from out wide.
    16''
  • Try
    TRY: England 12-7 Italy. It's raining tries at Twickenham! Daly makes the break on the left to coast through and an offload to May on his outside allows the winger to sail in past the last defender to restore the hosts' lead.
    15''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 7-7 Italy. Allan adds two more points to his own try with a great touchline kick.
    14''
  • Try
    TRY: England 7-5 Italy. What a response from the Azzurri! Allan slips through a gap after 18 phases produces a lone missed tackle and reaches over in the left corner to touch down.
    12''
  • From the restart, Italy make their first foray into opposition territory, with Negri and Steyn helping to lead the attack. England hold firm with a stellar defensive effort.
    11''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 7-0 Italy. Farrell makes no mistake and adds the extras.
    10''
  • Try
    TRY: England 5-0 Italy. It's a fast maul and hooker George burrows over at the bottom with Italian defenders left sprawling in his wake. A superb start is converted into points by the hosts.
    8''
  • Ferrari collapses the scrum however and the Azzurri concede the penalty, from which England take a line-out five metres out on the left.
    7''
  • Cokanasiga has had an exceptional first five minutes and he makes a break to put Youngs and May towards the line. The latter can't scramble over and a few phases later, Shields puts a poor pass to ground.
    6''
  • The pressure has been all one-way traffic from England so far though a mistake from Sinckler gives Italy the chance to scramble away from a defensive line-out.
    4''
  • What a take from Cokanasiga! The winger leaps for a crossfield kick and dips it back to Curry in a deft move, though the number seven bombs the chance by knocking on.
    2''
  • We are underway in this Guinness Six Nations clash between England and Italy!
    1''
  • The teams are out at Twickenham for the national anthems.
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  • Replacements: Leonardo Ghiraldini, Cherif Traore, Tiziano Pasquali, Dave Sisi, Jake Polledri, Guglielmo Palazzani, Ian McKinley, Tommaso Castello.
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  • Italy: Jayden Hayward, Edoardo Padovani, Michele Campagnaro, Luca Morisi, Angelo Esposito, Tommaso Allan, Tito Tebaldi; Andrea Lovotti, Luca Bigi, Simone Ferrari, Federico Ruzza, Dean Budd, Sebastian Negri da Ollegio, Braam Steyn, Sergio Parisse.
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  • Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ben Moon, Dan Cole, Nathan Hughes, Mark Wilson, Dan Robson, George Ford, Henry Slade.
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  • England: Elliot Daly, Joe Cokanasiga, Manu Tuilagi, Ben Te’o, Jonny May, Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Joe Launchbury, George Kruis, Brad Shields, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.
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  • There's five changes for the hosts, with Joe Cokanasiga, Ben Te'o, Ellis Genge,, Joe Launchbury and Brad Shields all coming in. Italy meanwhile welcome back captain Sergio Parisse as one of three swaps.
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  • The Azzurri have never gotten the better of Eddie Jones' men and they will be wanting to keep it that way if they can. In addition, Italy have gone 20 competition games without a win to boot, meaning that they face a herculean task to upset the odds today.
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  • With Wales having put one hand on the championship title, England will look to keep in lockstep with them as they welcome Italy to Twickenham Stadium. The hosts know that a win will keep them in the race for prospective glory – and a loss will see their chances put to bed.
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  • Hello and welcome to today’s Guinness Six Nations live commentary. Check back closer to kick-off for minute-by-minute updates!
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