Victorious England given a scare by Italy

Daly crossed for England's third try of the match
Six Nations: England v Italy
England (5) 36
Tries: Cole, Care, Daly, Nowell (2), Te'o Con: Farrell 3
Italy (10) 15
Tries: Venditti, Campagnaro Con: Allan Drop goal: Allan

England overcame an unexpectedly stern challenge from Italy to remain unbeaten in this year's Six Nations and stretch their winning streak to 17 matches.

Italy outplayed and out-thought a sloppy England to lead 10-5 at half-time, confusing the home side by choosing not to form rucks.

England countered the tactic better in the second half as they ran in a total of six tries to earn a bonus point.

They overtake Ireland with three wins to go top of the Six Nations table.

More to follow.


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