15Luke McLean, FB
14Leonardo Sarto, W
13Michele Campagnaro, C
12Gonzalo Garcia, C
11Mattia Bellini, W
10Carlo Canna, FH
9Edoardo Gori, SH
1Andrea Lovotti, P
2Ornel Gega, H
3Lorenzo Cittadini, P
4George Fabio Biagi, L
5Marco Fuser, L
6Francesco Minto, FL
7Alessandro Zanni, FL
8Sergio Parisse, N8
16Davide Giazzon, R
17Matteo Zanusso, R
18Martin Castrogiovanni, R
19Valerio Bernabo, R
20Braam Steyn, R
21Guglielmo Palazzani, R
22Edoardo Padovani, R
23Andrea Pratichetti, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Stadio Olimpico
9:00 AM, February 14, 2016
Capacity: 82,307
2285dPA Sport

Joseph hat trick punishes careless Italy

A second-half hat trick from Jonathan Joseph pulled England clear of a determined but careless Italy side in Rome as Eddie Jones' side made it two wins from two in this year's Six Nations

Match Commentary

81'As the players shake hands, ESPN's Tom Hamilton has this to say from the press box in Rome:

England ended up giving Italy the 'good hiding' that Eddie Jones called for but it was not all plain sailing. The first-half was at times lacklustre and England looked void of inspiration and lacked intensity but the introduction of Danny Care gave them a new spark in the backline and Jonathan Joseph's hat-trick signalled a welcome return to form for the outside centre. Maro Itoje and Paul Hill made their England debuts and this will be seen as another step forward for Jones' team and they are yet to concede a try in this year's Six Nations. Italy will lament an unfortunate batch of first-half injuries and will point to poor handling at key moments which let them down.
81'+19-40 End of second half
80'One last flurry for England as Watson chases a kick down the left wing. Luke McLean gathers for Italy, they knock in at the breakdown, and there's the final whistle. Job very much done for England and Eddie Jones. Italy tired after the break and had the stuffing knocked out of them by a Jonathan Joseph hattrick.

Match Stats

324Meters Run450
3Clean Breaks10
14Missed Tackles11
10Turnover Knock On6

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