A rallying second-half performance helped England to a battling 27-24 victory away at Italy in the opening round of the 2024 Guinness Men’s Six Nations.
A lacklustre start from the visitors paired with a dynamic first-half showing from the hosts saw the Azzurri head into the break 17-14 to the good.
It’s the dawn of a new era in Rome as Gonzalo Quesada prepares for his first game as Italy head coach and the chance to make immediate history.
England remain the only team Italy are yet to beat in the Guinness Men’s Six Nations and their meeting at the Stadio Olimpico
PREVIEW: Wales and England kick off their Nations Series schedule with the first of a derby double-header on Saturday.
The two teams meet twice in a week, with Cardiff the stage for the first match in what both teams will hope is a long and fruitful few months.
The World Cup looms
England, who looked dead and buried after 70 minutes, touched down three times late on to somehow rescue a 25-25 draw against the All Blacks at Twickenham.
After lightening fast openings to the games against Wales and Scotland, New Zealand repeated the trick and went 14-0 up.
Ian Foster’s men used the
England sealed a memorable come-from-behind series victory over Australia after they won 21-17 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.
England will leave Australia with the Ella-Mobbs trophy in their keeping after taking out the three-Test series with a thrilling 21-17 win over the Wallabies at the SCG on Saturday night.
If Perth was the entrée and Brisbane was the main course, Sydney promises to be a dessert worth staying for.
After the drama of the Wallabies’ first Test win over England in Perth a week ago, few could have anticipated the sequel could have rivalled it in Brisbane.
But England, with Eddie
The Wallabies had Darcy Swain sent off early on but still managed to seal a 30-28 triumph against England in their July international in Perth on Saturday.
Swain received his marching orders for headbutting Jonny Hill in the 34th minute but the Wallabies dug deep and secured the result which is
Jamie George grabbed two tries as England bounced back from their opening day defeat in Scotland to see off Italy 33-0 at the Stadio Olimpico.
Finn Russell’s late penalty had dealt England a third successive Guinness Six Nations Round 1 defeat, but Eddie Jones’ men ran in three first-half tries in
Ireland defeat England thanks to Earls and Conan tries
Jack Conan scored one try and made another as 14-man Ireland overpowered England to beat them for the first time in three years.
The No.8 set up Keith Earls mid-way through the first half, patting down a lineout to the winger who then
Callum Sheedy kicked three late penalties and Cory Hill bulldozed over for a try as Wales kept their Grand Slam hopes alive with a thrilling victory against England.
The visitors appeared favourites to win when Owen Farrell converted Ben Youngs’ try to level the score at 24-24 in the 62nd minute.