England keep title hope alive after trouncing Italy 57-14

Manu Tuilagi scored two tries
Manu Tuilagi scored two tries

England 57-14 Italy, Twickenham Stadium

England have revived their Six Nations campaign as they went on to trounce Italy 57-14 at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.

The win also means England now have 15 points from four games and are positioned second in the table with one point less than table toppers Wales. For England to win the tournament, they need to win their final round clash against Scotland and hope for Ireland to beat Wales.

The home side applied pressure early on and as a result, Jamie George went over in the 9th minute at the back of a driving maul and Owen Farrell followed it with a conversion to make it 7-0. The response from Italy came in the 12th minute when Tommaso Allan raced over to score the visitors' first try while also adding the extras to make it 7-7.

However, England upped the ante with Jonny May on the back of an offload from Elliot Daly touched down in the 15th minute and soon Manu Tuilagi powered over. Farrell kicked both the conversions and also a penalty goal to make it 24-7. Close to the half-hour mark, Brad Shields got his first international try after grabbing a pass from Tuilagi and England totally dominated the first half with a scoreline of 31-7.

There was no respite for Italy as Tuilagi managed to get his second early in the second half to take the scoreline 36-7 before Luca Morisi seizing on a long pass from Allan made it 36-14. Any hope of an Italian comeback was put off as England scored further tries with George Kruis (64'), Dan Robson (68') and Shields (79') while George Ford kicked all the three conversions to complete a 57-14 win for Eddie Jones' men.