Victorious England given a scare by Italy – highlights & report

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Six Nations: England v Italy
England (5) 36
Tries: Cole, Care, Daly, Nowell (2), Te’o Con: Farrell 3
Italy (10) 15
Tries: Venditti, Campagnaro Con: Allan Drop goal: Allan

England were given a huge scare by Italy before five second-half tries saw them extend their winning run to 17 matches.

Italy had led 10-5 at half-time, a combination of an extraordinary tactic at the breakdown and the hosts’ ineptitude threatening a huge upset at Twickenham.

But two quick tries after the break from Danny Care and Elliot Daly calmed nerves, and although Michele Campagnaro’s bullocking try made it 17-15 with 20 minutes remaining, another from Ben Te’o and two from replacement Jack Nowell saved England’s blushes.