Italy will visit England in Twickenham by date 2 of Six nations Saturday. The Azzurra has a very negative record against La Rosa. The Italian cast never beat the English, neither in the European competition, nor in any other crossing.
Former Wales captain Sam Warburton assured that Italy is not at the level of the Six Nations and called for a playoff per year to raise the competition. One of the reasons why Warburton, and many others, think this way is because of the number of lost games in Italy in recent years.
Without a doubt, the toughest rival to crack for Italy has been England. The selected de la Rosa was always the executioner of the Azzurra.
In the Six Nations (since the inclusion of Italy in 2000) they have played 21 games, with all victories for England both at home and away.
The only matches that Italy has come close to defeating the English team were in 2012, when the match ended in Rome 19-15, in 2010 it was also a victory in the Italian capital of the English by 17-12 and in 2013 with success at local Twickenham by 18-11.
England’s biggest wins against Italy have been several. In 2001, at the Cathedral of rugby the match ended 80-23. And, in 2011, also in the same scenario, the difference was 59-13.
The last appointment that the English and Italians had was on October 31, 2020, when the visitors prevailed in Rome by 34-5.
England, wounded by their defeat against Scotland, appears to be the absolute candidate to win Saturday’s game against Italy in London. La Azzurra will seek to get out of a deep streak in which they accumulate 28 consecutive defeats in the Six Nations, although the rival on duty would not be the one to do so.