Eddie Jones additionally known as on his aspect to indicate aggression and braveness towards an Italian aspect who’ve misplaced their final 33 Six Nations matches, together with final Sunday’s 37-10 defeat in France.
What’s the match?
It’s a likelihood for England to bounce straight again from their irritating opening-round defeat to Scotland at Murrayfield final weekend by posting a convincing win in Rome.
When is Italy v England?
Sunday, Feb 13.
What time does Italy v England kick off?
What TV channel is Italy v England on?
Who’s the referee for Italy v England?
- Referee: Damon Murphy (RA)
- Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
- Assistant Referee 2: TBC
- TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)
Newest Six Nations squad information
Leicester free ahead Ollie Chessum is in line to make his England debut towards Italy after being retained in Eddie Jones’s 27-man squad.
Courtney Lawes stays absent from the squad as he goes by means of the return-to-play protocols from a concussion that he suffered taking part in for Northampton towards Ulster on January 16. Tom Curry will proceed to captain England in Lawes’ absence.
Lawes has begun operating and lifting weights however has but to renew full-contact coaching with head coach Jones sustaining that his “welfare is paramount.”
His absence, along with that of Northampton flanker Lewis Ludlam, who suffered a rib damage within the 20-17 defeat to Scotland, has opened the door for the uncapped Chessum to return into the squad, which has 16 forwards together with 9 front-rowers. That successfully ensures Chessum, whom Jones has in comparison with Lawes for his potential to cowl lock and blindside flanker, a spot on the bench on the very least. To begin at blindside, Jones might additionally flip to Nick Isiewke, with Charlie Ewels coming into the second row, or Alex Dombrandt, who is often a specialist No 8.
Jones has added Newcastle wing Adam Radwan to his backline choices. Given the struggles of England’s assault to transform territory into factors, there had been a suggestion that Jones would look to reshuffle his backs by bringing in a direct operating centre reminiscent of Mark Atkinson. Nevertheless, after calling for England to “mild up Rome” with their assault, Jones has saved religion in the identical group of gamers with the addition of Radwan, the electrical Newcastle Falcon.
England squad to face Italy
Forwards: J Blamire (Newcastle), O Chessum, (Leicester), L Cowan-Dickie (Exeter), T Curry (Sale), A Dombrandt (Harlequins), C Ewels (Bathtub), E Genge (Leicester), J George (Saracens), J Heyes (Leicester), M Itoje (Saracens), N Isiekwe (Saracens), J Marler (Harlequins), B Rodd (Sale), S Simmonds (Exeter), Ok Sinckler (Bristol), W Stuart (Bathtub).
Backs: E Daly (Saracens), G Ford (Leicester), M Malins (Saracens), J Marchant (Harlequins), J Nowell (Exeter), A Radwan (Newcastle), H Randall (Bristol), H Slade (Exeter), M Smith (Harlequins), F Steward (Leicester), B Youngs (Leicester).
What occurred on this fixture in 2021?
England 41 Italy 18
By Gavin Mairs
The ‘Mayfly’ entered rugby’s lexicon at Twickenham as as soon as once more England appeared to Jonny Might to provide their attacking brio with a spectacular airborne end.
The victory additionally got here at a price, with Jack Willis struggling a horrific damage to his left knee within the second half, simply minutes after the elation of scoring a attempt following his introduction from the bench. It was a merciless blow to the Wasps back-row ahead, who missed the vast majority of the 2018/19 season after struggling an ACL rupture to his proper knee.
England scored six tries in all – with Might’s taking him second in England’s all-time try-scorers checklist above Will Greenwood and Ben Cohen.
What are they saying?
England are a shambles of management – what precisely does Eddie Jones must do to be sacked?
By James Corrigan
What would it not take for Eddie Jones to be sacked? Maybe the England coach would want to run on within the closing moments and ankle-tap Marcus Smith simply because the outside-half was in movement for the sport’s successful attempt?
Really scrap that, as Jones appeared actively to work towards his aspect in these final 17 minutes at Murrayfield. A collection of shambolic selections that may all be too simply be traced again to the very prime contrived to permit gallant Scotland to seize dwelling hero standing. And never a murmur of a P45 from HQ.