England v Italy: Six Nations 2021 – live!

12.13pm GMT

Welcome back to Twickenham, site of last week’s defeat for the home side, for today’s match vs Italy. Both teams come into the match with the same tournament record – played one, lost one – but after the supine nature of the performance vs Scotland, England surely will put down a marker so hard today that you’ll need a jackhammer to separate it from the ground.

Franco Smith’s callow Azzuri will want to make things difficult for their opponents, but they no doubt felt the same way last week prior to France inflicting an insurance job, and the week before when most of the backs were presumably sitting their eleven-plus.

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