England vs. Italy

Watching the England vs. Italy game today, it really emphasised how overhyped England was last week. Apart from the first 10 minutes (which I missed) we had one try which should not have been given as it resulted from a forward pass. Everything else (after the first 10 minutes) came from mistakes made and penalties awarded.

The only points put on the board 'by right', rather than as the result of error, were Italian.

This doesn't bode well, but the scoreline does place us in a reasonable position to avoid the wooden spoon.

Still to come we have France, Ireland and Wales. Based on current performances, I don't hold much hope for us in the games against France and Ireland. I'd love to be wrong.

In the women's game, the score was 23-0 to England. The women's game is available on 247.tv