Rugby U


By the end of the tournament, he will probably be about 12. With the tired brain of an 80 year old. He might actually be Benjamin Button!

The teams line up for the anthems, plenty of visiting support for the men in white. Decent belting out of the anthem actually

Castrogiovanni by contrast to Parisse, looks about 105. That's what playing in the front row does to you. Crowd loving this already


Grey and a bit manky looking in Roma. George Ford gets us underway

2 mins- Italy knock on from the KO, scrum white. Wide it goes and quick hands from the backs as Eng hang about on the Italian 22

4 mins- Intercepted pass! Italian ball and they kick a grubber but it just goes out. Phew. Eng then stripped of possession and ITA attack

6 mins- So after all that, ITA knock on and Eng have a scrum in their own half. Leads to a PEN ENG as ITA don't release

Oh jeez. Again ENG is possession and again ITA turn over. They are majorly up for this. Garcia makes a half break but is shoved into touch

8 mins- ITA ten yards out now. Down the blind side but Cittadini drops it. We were playing ADV so Canna will have a shot at goal