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England Stages Dramatic Comeback to Secure 27-24 Victory Over Italy

In a thrilling rugby showdown at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, England orchestrated a remarkable turnaround to clinch a 27-24 triumph over Italy. The home team had asserted dominance in the first half, leading 17-14 at halftime with Alessandro Garbisi and Tommaso Allan showcasing their prowess with two impressive tries. However, England remained within striking distance throughout the initial period, courtesy of an Elliot Daly try and three penalty kicks executed by George Ford.

The momentum shifted dramatically after halftime as England swiftly seized control of the game. Alex Mitchell’s try propelled them into the lead early in the second half, setting the stage for a relentless offensive display. George Ford’s accurate boot further bolstered England’s advantage with two additional penalty kicks, leaving Italy struggling to regain momentum.

Despite a valiant effort from the Italian side, highlighted by a late try from Monty Ioane, England’s resilience ultimately secured the victory. While Italy managed to salvage a losing bonus point, it was England’s resilience and tactical prowess that stole the spotlight, solidifying their triumphant performance on the rugby field.




Allan; Pani, Brex, Menoncello, Ioane; P Garbisi, A Garbisi; Fischetti, Lucchesi, Ceccarelli, N Cannone, Ruzza, Negri, Lamaro (capt), L Cannone.

Replacements: Nicotera, Spagnolo, Zilocchi, Zambonin, Izekor, Zuliani, Varney, Mori

Sin-bin: Lamaro (80)


Steward; Freeman, Slade, Dingwall, Daly; Ford, Mitchell; Marler, George (capt), Stuart, Itoje, Chessum, Roots, Underhill, Earl.

Replacements: Dan, Obano, Cole, Coles, Cunningham-South, Care, F Smith, Feyi-Waboso

Sin-bin: Daly (75)

Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)

Man of the Mach:  Ethan Roots (England)


Italy (17) 24

Try: A Garbisi (11′), Allan (26′), Ioane (80’+5)
Conversion: Allan (13′, 27′), P Garbisi (80’+6)
Penalty: Allan (5′)

England (14) 27

Try: Daly (20′), Mitchell (45′)
Conversion: Ford (46′)
Penalty: Ford (16′, 33′, 38′, 54′, 67′)

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