Eddie Jones’s England side scored an incredible eight tries as they routed and embarrassed the Italians to keep their hopes of a Six Nations title alive. 

Tries from Jamie George, Jonny May, two from Manu Tuilangi, two from Brad Shields, George Kruis and Dan Robson sealed an emphatic statement win.

Manu Tuilangi was back to his best as he scored a try either side of the half to show why he should still be considered one of the best centres in world rugby.

The Italians have never beaten England and have not won a game in the Six Nations since February 2015, when they beat Scotland.

Man of the match Six Nations debutant Joe Cokanasiga was dangerous throughout and flanker Brad Shields bagged two tries of his own. Italy had no answer to England’s ball carriers.

Tries from Tommaso Allan and Luca Morisi were just consolation for Conor O’Shea’s side who were thrashed in every department of the game.

The result means that England are still within a shot of winning the Six Nations next weekend, providing they get a bonus point win over Scotland and Ireland defeat Wales.

England will be full of confidence going into their game next week after this great performance and they face a Scottish side who are missing many of their starting players through injury, including players like Stuart Hogg and Huw Jones.

Italy will hope to end their campaign with something to cheer about when they aim for at least a bonus point over France in Rome.


Written by Benjamin Jaycock