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The reigning Six Nations Champions England go into Round 3's final fixture at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday against Italy, looking for a third straight victory in this season's tournament, and a 17th successive win in all internationals. Round 3 of Six Nations rugby concludes on Sunday when England host Italy at Twickenham and not surprisingly the main handicap line is a big number.
England have not been at their best during the first two rounds of the tournament, but have still found ways of securing victories against France 19-16 at Twickenham and 21-16 against Wales in Cardiff. Those two wins see the Red Rose topping the table with eight points, and with successive home games against Italy and Scotland to come, they will expect to go to Ireland on the final weekend looking to secure a second successive Grand Slam. After a competitive first half against Wales, the Italians fell away to lose their opening 6-Nations fixture by 7-33. Last time out against Ireland they were thrashed 10-63, and have now lost their nine 6-Nations fixtures. The victory against South Africa in the Autumn now seems a long way off, as the Azzurri seek to register a first point of 2017, and avoid yet another Wooden Spoon.
Posted: 14th February 2015
Having to enter the Dragons lair last Friday night, with so many first choice players missing through injury, England were expected by many pundits to start their Six Nations campaign with a heavy defeat against Wales. However, a number of the changes that were forced on coach Stuart Lancaster, proved to be inspired selections as the White Rose were excellent value for their 21-15 victory. The age old adage that forwards win matches, was perfectly illustrated in Cardiff, as the England pack first sought parity, and then gradually wore the Welsh eight down, and dominated the latter stages, even when the starting pack was changed round by a raft of substitutions. Although George Ford took the Man of the Match award, that plaudit should surely have gone to James Haskell who made an outstanding return to the side, or Dave Attwood who was immense at the lineout, and did more than his share of the hard yards around the field.
Italy who visit Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, out in a typically determined and dogged performance against Ireland in Rome last weekend, but lacked the guile to break the 6-Nations Champions down, and slipped to a 3-26 defeat. Italian coach Jacques Brunel has made four changes to his side, as he seeks to turn around the disappointing start to the 2015 tournament, including the return of veteran flanker Mauro Bergamasco.
Posted: 10th March 2013
Sunday, the 10th of March, England and Italy play in Twickenham in the Six Nations competition at 15:00 local time and GMT. England comes in at the number one spot on the Six Nations table right now. They have won all three of the games that they have played this season which is why they have the top spot on the table. They take home six points from those wins, and then in the spot below them we have Wales who has two wins out of three games played. They have four points. Scotland also has four points and has two wins out of three games played.
The number four ranked team on the table is Ireland, and they have been able to win one of the three games that they have played for a total of two points earned. Meanwhile, we have France in the fifth spot with the same score and France comes in at last place.
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