The defeat seven days ago against Scotland had hit deep in the bunker that Eddie Jones runs. England needed to win and lift the poor production of the roasted week and against Italy he did not pity. He won 41-18 at Twickenham, They earned their first victory in the 2021 Six Nations and will have a quieter two weeks to face their next game against Wales in Cardiff.
Italy has moments, again had Juan Ignacio Brex as headline, and in a good combination he took the advantage with a try Monty Ioane that surprised more than one in the rugby cathedral. However, with patience those in the rose began to tip the balance. A penalty from Owen Farrell served to get closer and then a good final aim with the forwards and the entry of Jonny Hill turned the scoreboard.
One of the figures of the match, Anthony Watson, was dispatched with two tries and the superiority on the court was the architect of the path that opened towards the Italian ingoal: Jonny May, Jack Willis and Elliot Daly completed the half dozen conquests that Farrell rounded off with 4 conversions. In the credit were the penalties. The 12 that were charged to the locals is an issue that must be solved for the remainder of the tournament
Without major ideas but with a lot of heart, the azurra reached the try at 66 again with Tommaso Allan who converted himself. Paolo Garbisi had added 2 matches for the 18 visiting points.
With Antonhy Watson as a figure between the backs and a great production of the pillar Kyle Sinckler among the forwards, the victory left no doubts in Twickenham and now each one will have 2 weeks to be able to reverse their present. England because they want to continue in the race and Italy because they haven’t achieved a victory in the Six Nations for 6 years.