ITALY
No.Name
15Luke McLean, FB
14Andrea Masi, W
13Gonzalo Canale, C
12Gonzalo Garcia, C
11Mirco Bergamasco, W
4
10Craig Gower, FH
9Tito Tebaldi, SH
1Salvatore Perugini, P
2Leonardo Ghiraldini, H
3Martin Castrogiovanni, P
4Quintin Geldenhuys, L
5Marco Bortolami, L
6Josh Sole, FL
7Mauro Bergamasco, FL
8Alessandro Zanni, N8
Replacements
16Fabio Ongaro, H
17Matias Aguero, P
18Valerio Bernabo, -
19Paul Derbyshire, FL
20Pablo Canavosio, SH
21Riccardo Bocchino, -
22Kaine Robertson, W

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Stadio Flaminio
9:30 AM, February 14, 2010
Capacity: 24,973
100%
Attendance: 31,876
4069dGraham Jenkins

England undone by fear of failure

England maintained their unbeaten start to this year's Six Nations with a lacklustre victory over Italy in Rome but the result failed to gloss over their many shortcomings

Match Commentary

81'12-17 End of half
81'+112-17 End of second half
80'Italy try to run it from deep. McLean chips it forward but Monye is underneath it and England are quickly support. The ball comes out on the English side and it's kicked into touch to bring an end to a game what has provided Martin Johnson with more questions than answers. On the whole, that was a pretty dismal performance from the visitors. Credit to Italy, though, they lack quality but they showed plenty of enthusiasm and a willingess to take the game to England. Grounds for optimism for Nick Mallett ahead of their crunch clash with Scotland in a fortnight.

Match Stats

ITALY
Possession
ENG
0%
0%
Territory
0%
0%
ITALY
ENG
83Runs79
322Meters Run471
0Clean Breaks10
80Tackles93
9Missed Tackles11
7Turnover Knock On8

Six Nations 2010 News