England vs Italy LIVE: Six Nations rugby score and updates from Rome today

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England travel to Rome to face Italy


Follow live coverage as England take on Italy in their second Six Nations game of this year’s tournament in Rome.

England’s campaign began with defeat as Scotland retained the Calcutta Cup last weekend and Eddie Jones has now made sweeping changes with over half the team that lost 20-17 in Edinburgh removed from the starting XV or changed position. Harry Randall is the headline selection at scrum-half with Ben Youngs hoping to equal Jason Leonard’s England cap record of 114 from the replacements’ bench. “We’ve been really pleased with Harry. Ben started for us against Scotland last weekend and we’ve just reversed the roles,” head coach Jones said.

Italy, who started well before fading to defeat against France in Paris a week ago, have dropped flanker Sebastian Negri in one of three changes with Bordeaux’s Federico Mori replacing Tommaso Menoncello on the right wing while tighthead prop Pietro Ceccarelli comes in for Tiziano Pasquali. Follow the latest score and updates from Rome:


Six Nations 2022: Italy vs England – talking points

Harry Latham Coyle13 February 2022 13:58


Six Nations 2022: Italy vs. England: Talking points

Healing the wounds of Murrayfield

A performance to “light up Rome” has been Jones’ mantra for the week as England begin the task of rebuilding their Six Nations title challenge after falling to Scotland in round one. For the third successive year they have stumbled at the first hurdle and only an emphatic victory against the tournament’s weakest team will enable them to move on from their self-inflicted downfall at Murrayfield

jack ratborn13 February 2022 13:57


Harry Latham Coyle13 February 2022 13:56


Six Nations 2022: Italy vs. England: Talking points

Eddie Jones has recalled one of sport’s most iconic images to inspire the ruthlessness he wants to see from his team at the Stadio Olimpico. Muhammad Ali taunted Sonny Liston after knocking him down in the opening round of their second clash in 1965 and the picture of him stood above his stricken opponent is the metaphor Jones is using for what he wants to see from England on Sunday.

jack ratborn13 February 2022 13:54


England v Italy

A Six Nations Valentine’s weekend concludes in Rome, with England on the road for looking to get their campaign up and running after that narrow defeat to Scotland last weekend. Italy have never beaten their visitors, but another performance of positives against France has raised home hopes of providing England with a stern examination.

Kick-off is not too far away…

Harry Latham Coyle13 February 2022 13:49


Six Nations 2022: Italy vs England: Odds

jack ratborn13 February 2022 13:48


Six Nations 2022: Italy vs England: Confirmed line-ups

15. Edoardo Padovani 14. Federico Mori 13 . Juan Ignacio Brex 12. Marco Zanon 11. Montanna Ioane 10. Paolo Garbisi 9. Stephen Varney 1. Danilo Fischetti 2. Gianmarco Lucchesi 3. Pietro Ceccarelli 4. Niccolo Cannone 5. Federico Ruzza 6. Braam Steyn 7. Michele Lamaro 8. Toa Halafihi

Replacements: 16. Epalahame Faiva 17. Cherif Traore 18. Tiziano Pasquali 19. David Sisi 20. Sebastian Negri 21. Giovanni Pettinelli 22. Alessandro Fusco 23. Leonardo Marin

15. Freddie Steward 14. Max Malins 13. Joe Marchant 12. Henry Slade 11. Jack Nowell 10. Marcus Smith 9. Harry Randall 1. Ellis Genge 2. Jamie George 3. Will Stuart 4. Charlie Ewels 5. Nick Isiekwe 6. Maro Itoje 7. Tom Curry 8. Alex Dombrandt

Replacements: 16. Luke Cowan-Dickie 17. Joe Marler 18. Kyle Sinckler 19. Ollie Chessum 20. Sam Simmonds 21. Ben Youngs 22. George Ford 23. Elliot Daly

jack ratborn13 February 2022 13:48


Eddie Jones details what he wants from his ‘New England’ against Italy in Rome

Eddie Jones is determined for his “new England” project to take a step forward by showing their ruthless streak at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

England are aiming to bounce back from their 20-17 defeat to Scotland which, even at this early stage of the Guinness Six Nations has left them on the fringe of the title picture.

Italy are expected to slump to a 34th consecutive defeat in the Championship and Jones wants young stars such as Marcus Smith, Alex Dombrandt and Harry Randall to continue evolving the gameplan.

jack ratborn13 February 2022 13:42


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