england vs italy SIX NATIONS 2011


Posted: February 09, 2011 by Jonny Lewis

England vs Italy Six Nations 2011    Saturday 5th  February 2011 at the Twickenham, England.

England host a resurgent Italy at Twickenham was Saturday afternoon hoping to build on the success against the Welsh last Friday night.  Italy will be hoping to replicate the performance that saw them narrowly defeated by the Irish in Rome on Saturday.
Italian coach Nick Mallot will look to his pack and in particular there charismatic Number 8 and Captain Sergio Parrise. Paisse who plays his rugby in France for Stade Francais has plenty of European experience and has led the Italian side for a number of years now.
Italian hearts were broken late in the match against Ireland when Ronan O’Gara slotted a late drop-kick to deny the Italians there first ever win against their Irish count parts falling short at 13 -11.
England on the other hand celebrated a victory in their opening game of their Six Nations campaign defeating Welsh 26-19 in Cardiff. Head coach Martin Johnson was very pleased with the English performance but did admit they gave their Welsh opponents too many opportunities to get back into the game and maybe cost them.
England have called up James  Simpson-Daniel and prop Alex Corbisiro for the Italy match on Saturday hoping to add some bulk to the pack and flair to the back line.


 

  
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