What time is Italy v England's Six Nations rugby match on TV?

Italy opted for unorthodox tactics in last year's fixture at Twickenham

Italy had lost its past 12 Six Nations matches and all 23 of its previous matches against England.

Take a look through the gallery above to see how each of the England players performed during their Six Nations clash with Italy.

However, it was far from a masterpiece and one which will have left head coach Eddie Jones with plenty to ponder ahead of bigger challenges over the next two months.

If England coach Eddie Jones retained any doubts about Sam Simmonds' suitability as an worldwide No. 8 prior to defeating Italy in the Six Nations, his misgivings would have been allayed by the Exeter forward's barnstorming championship debut.

England extended its advantage moments after play resumed as the ball was once again played through hands with lightning speed and Watson raced down the right flank to again turn over in the corner, just as the cart carrying Youngs was passing.

Eddie Jones' team will need to be more authoritative in all that they do; although their scrum was impressive, their defence less so at times.

When Italy did get in for tries, more often than not, England were caught narrow.

Mattia Bellini scored a second Italy try, but Conor O'Shea's men were unable to avoid a 13th consecutive Six Nations defeat, George Ford, Simmonds and Jack Nowell adding late tries as Italy exhausted. I thought it was a really good start.




They made it look hard at times but it's a case of job done for England as they escape the often tricky opening match against Italy with a bonus-point win on a final scoreline of 15-46.

How to watch England vs Italy in the Six Nations 2018.

"We always knew it was going to be a tough game, they played exceptionally well and full credit to Italy".

But England floored the hosts with three quick tries in the closing minutes from Ford, Simmonds and Nowell to seal an emphatic victory. It looks worth sticking with the trend and again backing more tries in the second half as the visitors will find extra space to break down Italy the longer the match goes on.

Flyhalf Owen Farrell, George Ford and Jack Nowell added one apiece and Farrell kicked four conversions and a penalty.

Late in the first half, Italy tried to catch England out by running a close-range penalty.

"The starting 15 laid a fantastic foundation which allowed us to make a number of replacements and give a lot of players their debut and conserve some bodies for next Friday".

When Italy committed England players to the tight-exchanges, space opened up out-wide which Conor O'Shea's side exploited.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Q for solution of Kashmir issue as per United Nations resolutions
Feb 06, 2018 - 14:30
The Prime Minister said the federal government will extend all possible support for the development of the PaK. But due to the conspiracy of Maharaja Hari Singh, we did not make Kashmir the part of Pakistan.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Moyes reveals frustration at West Ham's transfer activity
Feb 05, 2018 - 06:15
It was then put to Mr Henry that his remarks could be seen as discriminatory, to which he replied: "In what way?" I want to help West Ham stay in the Premier League , I want to show the fans what my value is".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 4 injured in LA middle school shooting
Feb 04, 2018 - 01:42
A classmate of a 12-year-old girl considered a person of interest in a shooting at a Los Angeles school says it was an accident. A 12-year-old girl is in police custody following a high school shooting that left a teenage student fighting for his life.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Roles of China, Russia in Latin America 'alarming'
Feb 04, 2018 - 01:38
China's Foreign Ministry defended its economic ties with the region claiming they are based on mutual interest. US President Donald Trump has said in the past: "A military option is certainly something we could pursue".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Syrian Rebels Down Russian Military Plane, Kill Pilot
Feb 04, 2018 - 01:37
Since then, Syrian government forces have captured wide parts of the country and in recent weeks have been marching in Idlib. The U.N. says more than 270,000 people have been displaced in Idlib because of the government onslaught since December 15.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russia Hopes Washington Will Clarify Its New Nuclear Strategy: Ambassador
Feb 04, 2018 - 01:31
Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the review was consistent with USA policy dating back decades. The report calls for the U.S.to develop two new additional nuclear weapons to keep other world powers at bay.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Flashback: Top 3 Winter Transfer Signings Made By Arsenal Including Controversial Striker
Feb 03, 2018 - 09:46
While not record-breaking stuff, Tottenham did significant business, too, signing winger Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain for £23m.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United States concern about reports of chlorine gas use in Syria
Feb 03, 2018 - 09:45
They also came as U.S. defence secretary Jim Mattis said America is concerned about the potential use of sarin gas in Syria. The US and Russian Federation agreed in 2013 to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal by 2014.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top EBay makes Adyen its main payments processing partner
Feb 02, 2018 - 21:19
For the March quarter, PayPal said it expects profit of 53 cents a share, a penny below consensus estimates of 54 cents. GLOBAL JUMBLE SALE site eBay has announced that its former bae, PayPal is being ditched for a new payment partner.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hyundai Santa Fe Shown in New Renderings Ahead of Geneva Show
Feb 01, 2018 - 00:52
We still need a far more thorough drive of Hyundai's new sub-compact SUV, but at least we know how much one will set you back. The SEA makes an alarm sound when a passenger departs from the vehicle if a auto is approaching from behind.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Budget 2018: Expect capex push through rural and infra spending
Feb 01, 2018 - 00:52
He will also look for avenues to increase investment in those sectors which have maximum potential to create jobs. The same belief and values have been followed by the Government of India on the day of Budget .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Shopian civilian killings: FIR against Army major disgusting, says BJP
Feb 01, 2018 - 00:51
However, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have already registered a case against the Major and his Army unit, 10 Garhwal Rifles. Kashmir Reader contacted SSP Shopian, Sri Ram Dinkar, who acknowledged that army has filed their version of the incident.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russia's Syria peace strategy in question
Feb 01, 2018 - 00:51
Euronews reporter in Sochi , summed up what the conference had been about. The new body is expected to meet in Geneva and work under the UN.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alex Smith trade could shake up draft, impact Packers
Feb 01, 2018 - 00:49
It's an interesting dilemma for a team that reportedly made a play for Alex Smith before the Chiefs traded him to Washington . Smith is "one of the best competitors and teammates I've ever been around", Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce posted on Twitter.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan 'held in France' over rape accusations
Feb 01, 2018 - 00:46
Tariq Ramadan is the professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at St Antony's College, Oxford. Shorlty after, a second woman came forward who said she had gone through a similar experience with Ramadan in 2009.