PLAYER RATINGS: Anthony Watson again in enterprise however Billy Vunipola is operating out of probabilities

PLAYER RATINGS: Anthony Watson again in enterprise with two tries as England fly previous Italy… however below-par Billy Vunipola is operating out of probabilities to re-find his greatest

  • England acquired again to profitable methods on Saturday with a 41-18 victory over Italy 
  • Anthony Watson was massively spectacular, scoring two tries to guide England dwelling 
  • Nonetheless, each skipper Owen Farrell Billy Vunipola had been disappointing once more 

England seized a bounce-back victory over Italy on Saturday, recovering from a rocky begin and taking an essential step to getting their Six Nations again on observe. 

A duo of Anthony Watson tries and a spectacular Johnny Might effort had been the highlights as England powered clear, after Pink Roses followers had been left sweating once more by Monty Ioane placing Italy forward early. 

Eddie Jones’ males nonetheless have work to do although, with Billy Vunipola and captain Owen Farrell’s performances a priority for the Australian coach. 

Sportsmail’s ADAM HATHAWAY runs the rule over the performances on Saturday…

England bagged an important victory over Italy to get their Six Nations again on observe on Saturday 


15. Elliot Daly 5

Not been on his A recreation lately and a poor first half cross to Jonny Might and a lapse for one Italy rating summed type up. Late strive.

14. Anthony Watson 9

Again in enterprise with two tries. One a run-in after good step and an interception effort. Regarded busy, set the tone and ended up in again row.

Anthony Watson was back to his very best form, scoring two tries in a bustling performance

Anthony Watson was again to his highest type, scoring two tries in a bustling efficiency 

13. Henry Slade 8

A thoroughbred participant for England and an actual good shout for the Lions tour if it occurs. First half grubber and a few passes had been class.

12. Owen Farrell (capt) 5

The skipper has not been at his greatest for some time. Wasn’t at his greatest right here both, and regarded rattled earlier than England had been in management.

11. Jonny Might 8

Spectacular end for his thirty second worldwide strive which put him second on all-time England record behind Rory Underwood, and regarded sharp.

Jonny May had to leap to the try-line to bag the 32nd international try of his superb career

Jonny Might needed to leap to the try-line to bag the thirty second worldwide strive of his excellent profession 

10. George Ford 7

Bought extra ball at fly-half than Farrell final week and gave his midfield extra ball. England look higher in assault with him at 10.

9. Ben Youngs 6

Off after 50 minutes and did what Ben Youngs does however certainly it could have been higher to see Dan Robson on from the beginning.

1.Mako Vunipola 6

Elder statesman of England pack did his job at scrum time with out setting world alight elsewhere on the pitch.

2. Luke Cowan-Dickie 7

Claimed the beginning berth off Jamie George, was distinguished round park and did line out duties properly. Good afternoon.

3. Kyle Sinckler 7

Missed final week’s catastrophe towards Scotland and proved he’s nonetheless primary tight-head right here. Strong in scrum and lasted 73 minutes.

A solid display from Kyle Sinckler saw him return to the side after escaping the Scotland mess

A stable show from Kyle Sinckler noticed him return to the facet after escaping the Scotland mess

4. Maro Itoje 6

Not on the identical degree as final weekend towards Scotland and must stamp out the penalties to actually attain greatness. Busy sufficient.

5. Jonny Hill 6

Bought his first worldwide attempt to acquired concerned within the heavy visitors. England’s line out functioned significantly better this time.

6. Courtney Lawes 8

In all probability England’s greatest ahead as he put himself about, hit the Italians laborious and his offload helped arrange first Watson strive.

7. Tom Curry 7

Again on type and was industrious after being outplayed by Scotland again row final weekend. Large say in Daly’s strive.

8. Billy Vunipola 5

Nonetheless not wherever close to his greatest and also you surprise what number of extra probabilities the No.8 will get to return to type.

Billy Vunipola must quickly turn around his slump in form or risk losing Eddie Jones' faith

Billy Vunipola should shortly flip round his droop in type or threat shedding Eddie Jones’ religion 

Replacements used: Jamie George (for Cowan-Dickie 52) 6, Ellis Genge (for M.Vunipola 52) 6, Will Stuart (for Sinckler 73) 5, Charlie Ewels (for Hill 51) 5, Ben Earl (for B.Vunipola 59) 6, Jack Willis (for Lawes 59) 5, Dan Robson (for Youngs 52) 7, Max Malins (for Willis 64) 5


Jacopo Trulla 5; Luca Sperandio 5, Juan Ignacio Brex 6, Carlo Canna 6, Monty Ioane 8; Paolo Garbisi 7, Stephen Varney 6; Andrea Lovotti 5, Luca Bigi (capt) 6, Marco Riccioni 6, Marco Lazzaroni 5, David Sisi 6, Sebastian Negri 6, Johan Meyer 5,Michele Lamaro 6

Replacements used: Gianmarco Lucchesi 5, Danilo Fischetti 5, Giosuè Zilocchi 6, Niccolò Cannone 5, Federico Ruzza 5, Guglielmo Palazzani 5, Tommaso Allan 5, Federico Mori 5


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