England 57-14 Italy: Manu Tuilagi and Brad Shields score two tries each as England thrash Italy at Twickenham to keep Six Nations dream alive

England thrashed Italy at Twickenham to keep their Six Nations hopes alive.

A catch and drive from a lineout earned England their first points after eight minutes. Jamie George drove the maul and was rewarded with the try, which Farrell converted.

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May continued his impressive scoring run at Twickenham

Tommaso Allan exposed flaws in Cokanasiga’s defence and crashed through an attempted Ben Youngs tackle as Italy responded within four minutes. The fly-half converted himself.

Jonny May surged over in the corner after Elliot Daly burst through, for England’s second try. Farrell converted for a 14-7 lead.

Tuilagi showed power and pace in charging through Angelo Esposito’s attempted tackle and brushing off Luca Morisi to score England’s third try.

Again Farrell converted and he added a penalty for his fourth successful kick from four attempts at goal.

Shields sauntered over through a fragmented Italy defence to give England their fourth try and the fastest bonus point in tournament history.

Farrell added the conversion for a 31-7 half-time lead.

Tuilagi scored his second and England’s fifth try in the corner after Cokanasiga had sucked in defenders and Farrell switched the attack from left to right. Farrell missed the conversion attempt.

England’s attack may have been faring well, but Italy punished defensive lapses.

Italy’s patience was rewarded when Morisi went over on the overlap. Allan converted to make it 36-14.

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Tuilagi scored two tries in the match

George Kruis scored England’s sixth try after charging down Jayden Hayward’s attempted clearance. George Ford, on for Farrell, converted.

Dan Robson, on for Ben Youngs, was on the receiving end of Cokanasiga’s inside pass to cross for England’s seventh try and 18th of the tournament.An eighth try came as Shields added his second.

Another Kruis charge down – this time from Tito Tebaldi’s kick at the foot of a ruck on Italy’s line – fell for Shields to drop over the line.

Ford added his third conversion as England completed a 57-14 win, inflicting Italy’s 21st successive Six Nations defeat – a tournament record.

England face Scotland next Saturday, but will be relying on Ireland overcoming Wales in Cardiff to have any hope of winning the title.

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Jones’ men can still win the Six Nations

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