By the last round of the Six Nations, England beat Italy 34-5 in Rome. In a locked first half he managed to unwind the game in the complement.
It cost him the victory in the first stage despite the fact that Owen Farrell cut himself at 5 minutes into the game and gave the ball to Ben Youngs who dived into the ingoal. Everyone envisioned a win from there but Italy rallied and returned courtesies with Jake Polledri. A conversion and a penalty from Farrel left the score 10-5 in favor of the islanders who could not overcome an Italy that was planted well and defended vigorously.
The complement marked the break and the Italian resistance gave way. Ben Young scored a try again at the minute, at 11 ‘Jamie Georgie left his mark, at 27’ Tom Curry found the space and Henry Slade with 8 ‘from the end decorated the result that Farrell with 2 conversions took him to 34 points .
Italy could do little to turn a game that in the second half erased it from the field. He won clearly, was patient and was effective in the second half in the last meters every time he got close to the ingoal. Now he will have to wait for what happens between Ireland and France to see if he can scream champion of this interrupted Six Nations.