Rugby U


Afternoon everyone, and welcome to BTM coverage of the Six Nations match from Twickenham - England v Italy. @Ugster1 with you for it.

England massive favourites for this, of course - £200 will get you £1 with my turf accountant of choice. They would be anyway, but the respective form of the teams makes it seem even more nailed on. 16 wins in a row for England, whereas the whispers about Italy being good enough to even be in this competition are getting louder...

Right, to the stats - latest table first:

The England side:

And the England replacements: 16 - Jamie George 17 - Mako Vunipola 18 - Kyle Sinckler 19 - Tom Wood 20 - Jack Clifford 21 - Ben Youngs 22 - Henry Slade 23 - Jack Nowell.

And the Italian Mob, handily all one one sheet...Note the late change at hooker.

Four changes for each team, the 50th cap for Owen Farrell and the first international start for Ben Te'o.

And in the interest of completeness: Referee: Romain Poite (France) Touch judges: Mathieu Raynal (France) & Andrew Brace (Ireland) TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

So there you go, all ready for kick off - starts at 3pm GMT, so just ten minutes away.

Farrell leads England out, a little ahead of the rest of the team, to mark his milestone cap. Anthems now, the marvellous Italian tune first.