England 57-14 Italy: Six Nations player ratings from Twickenham

first_img Pinterest Since you’re here… England Elliot Daly Came into the line time and again, adding another playmaking option with no Slade. It’s a role that suits him well, carving his way through to set up May. 8Joe Cokanasiga Wreaking havoc from the off, always looking to offload and pose an attacking threat. All that was missing was a try. Defensive positioning not quite perfect. 9 … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Joe Launchbury Was out of position and exposed for Allan’s try but gave his all as he always does. Made a shed load of tackles but missed more than he usually does. 7George Kruis Ran a flawless lineout but did make a mess of one restart. Often gets a charge-down and it paid off twice here with a try under the posts and a second for Shields. 8Brad Shields Disappointed with himself for forward pass that denied Curry an early try but on hand for his first for England and couldn’t miss for number two after Kruis’s charge down. 8Tom Curry Conceded an early penalty at the breakdown but just keeps going and going. Made two superb tackles in as many seconds at one point in the second half. 7Billy Vunipola Further evidence he is nearing his best. So many carries, not always much yardage, but gets England on the front foot time and again. Very impressive. 9 Read more Read more features Reuse this content Topics Facebook Wales’s great Scottish escape has Gatland grateful for a little luck Support The Guardian Twitter Share on LinkedIn Eddie Jones out for Six Nations revenge after Scotland taunts last year Share on Twitter Jamie George scores England’s opening try and he has now leapfrogged Dylan Hartley in the pecking order. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Imagescenter_img Jamie George Commanding at the lineout and scored his second Test try. This championship has confirmed him as England’s first choice, regardless of Hartley’s fitness. 8Kyle Sinckler Curious early decision to kick. Always vocal but by the standards he has set in Wales he was quiet in terms of influencing proceedings. No complaints though. 7 Six Nations 2019 Rugby union Share on WhatsApp Italy rugby union team Six Nations Read more England rugby union team Irrepressible Manu Tuilagi inspires England to thumping win over Italy Share via Email Share on Facebook Manu Tuilagi This was Tuilagi at his bulldozing best. Thundered through Esposito for first Test try in five years, terrorised Allan for Shields’s score and showed great pace for his second. 9Ben Te’o Not as eye-catching as Tuilagi but made some hard yards and imposed himself in defence. This will not be the last time we see this centre pairing. 7Jonny May Another try made it 13 in 14 for England’s deadly finisher. Football skills weren’t quite up to it when closing in on another one. Tackled Italian medic for reasons unclear. 7Owen Farrell (capt) The kind of professional performance you would expect from him in this fixture. Boos for kicking at goal after 25 minutes were somewhat harsh. 8Ben Youngs Feasted on front-foot ball throughout the first half. Always hard in these matches but might have kept the tempo a little higher in second half. 7Ellis Genge Didn’t get the chance to show his carrying strengths but made a huge tackle on Bigi to win penalty and scrummaged well. Much better than previous start, against Samoa in 2017. 7 The Observer Share on Pinterest ReplacementsLuke Cowan-Dickie (for George 59) 6; Ben Moon (for Genge 59) 6; Dan Cole (for Sinckler 56) 6; Nathan Hughes (for Launchbury 66) 7; Mark Wilson (for Curry 56) 7; Dan Robson (for Youngs 62) trademark support line for try 7; George Ford (for Farrell 62) 6; Henry Slade (for Tuilagi 62) 6ItalyJayden Hayward 6; Edoardo Padovani 5, Michele Campagnaro 4, Luca Morisi 7, Angelo Esposito 4; Tommaso Allan 7, Tito Tebaldi 5; Andrea Lovotti 5, Luca Bigi 5, Simone Ferrari 5, Federico Ruzza 7, Dean Budd 6, Sebastian Negri 6, Braam Steyn 6, Sergio Parisse (capt) 6ReplacementsLeonardo Ghiraldini (for Bigi 49) 5; Cherif Traorè (for Parisse 62) N/A; Tiziano Pasquali (for Ferrari 49) 6; David Sisi (for Budd 49) 6; Jake Polledri (for Negri 49) 5; Guglielmo Palazzani (for Morisi 62) 5; Ian McKinley (for Castello 33) 6; Tommaso Castello (for Campagnaro 23) N/A Share on Messengerlast_img

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