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Live Reporting

Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    So that's it from us this weekend. Keep an eye out for more reaction and analysis on the BBC Sport website.

    It's a weekend off next weekend. But then we're into Wales v France, Italy v Scotland and England v Ireland.

    But until then, on Valentine's Day, it's England on top. For now.

  2. More highlights tonight

    "But what about if I live in Wales?", I hear you cry.

    Chill your beans, we've got you covered. You've got your very own special programme, on BBC Two Wales at 19:00 GMT.

  3. Highlights tonight

    The weekend of Six Nations action took a while to get going.

    France v Ireland was turgid.

    Wales v Scotland came to life late on.

    And we finally got a try-fest from today's action. Relive it all on BBC Two at 19:00 GMT tonight.

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    Classic Eddie...

  5. FT - Italy 9-40 England

    A bit more video for you to feast your eyes on. Here's Owen Farrell's try, England's fifth.

    Look out for Jamie George's offload...

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    Video caption: Owen Farrell scores England's fifth try against Italy
  6. Premiership coverage

    Want more rugby?

    Can I point you in the direction of our Premiership live text commentary, complete with radio coverage too.

    Get this: Wasps are 19-3 up against high-flyers Saracens after 14 minutes. Worth a look I'd say, if only to hear about the superb Elliot Daly.

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    Will ends on a positive note.

  8. FT - Italy 9-40 England

    Here's an odd one for you. The official man of the match was Ben Youngs.

    Curious, that, to say the least. It's given by the host broadcaster and was named after about an hour - but still...

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    Horatio McSherry: A hiding? It's one thing running in try after try against Italy at 65 minutes; it's another thing against any of the others.

    Ian Bradley: England very flattered by the score-line, the first half nowhere near good enough.

  10. 'We thought they would fatigue'

    FT - Italy 9-40 England

    England head coach Eddie Jones speaking to ITV: "We thought we'd get our points in the last 20. We let them in the game in the first half with ill-discipline. In the second half we got our rhythm and it was a pretty good performance.

    "We tried to take some pace into the game early and thought they would fatigue in the last 20. Off our ball we were not attacking so well and gave it back easily. Off their ball we attacked well.

    "It's fantastic Paul Hill and Maro Itoje got their debuts, they will have great careers for England. For us it's a matter of who starts and who finishes."

  11. FT - Italy 9-40 England

    All about the power here. Legs like pistons.

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    Video caption: Joseph completes his hat-trick for England
  12. 'Frustrating first half'

    FT - Italy 9-40 England

    England captain Dylan Hartley speaking to ITV: "The first half was frustrating. Overall it's a very satisfying win. The result was key. The bench were impressive in the last 20. We weren't 100% in the first half and we have high standards.

    "Breakdown-wise we were slow. We let Italy into the game. Second half we came out and took the onus to compete at the ruck harder and got some good return. We've got a good balance. I'm chuffed to bits with the young fellas."

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  14. 'We showed what England can do'

    Italy 9-40 England

    Jonathan Joseph speaking to ITV:¬†"We showed what England can do ‚Äď we are proud of that performance. We needed to come out firing in the¬†second half. The errors from the first half were eradicated and we¬†kicked on. We‚Äôre very proud of our defence and our structure. That helped force the error for my intercept try."

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    Italy 9-40 England

    Paul Grayson

    Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    James Haskell and Chris Robshaw celebrate

    "Once England got to the last 20 minutes, the quality came through. However, England also did that against Fiji in the World Cup. Eddie Jones will have expected more progression than what we saw in the first half. England have a long way to go but I think Eddie is the right man to take England there."

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    Former England captain Will Carling likes what he saw from England's next generation.

  17. FT - Italy 9-40 England

    Well worth a watch this. It's Jonathan Joseph's second try of his 18-minute hat-trick.

    The dink through from Danny Care is lovely. The touch of a Care Bear, if you will.

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    Video caption: Joseph scores his second try for England against Italy
  18. FT - Italy 9-40 England

    So it's a triple for Double J.

    Three tries for Jonathan Joseph. Five tries in total. But have England dished out the "hiding" Eddie Jones wanted?

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    Italy 9-40 England

    George Ford and Italy's Martin Castrogiovanni

    Anthony Watson chases one down the left flank but nothing is giving. Penalty for Italy and the referee brings an end to proceedings.

  20. Italy 9-40 England

    A bit of comedy juggling to send everyone home happy at the end.

    Martin Castrogiovanni plays a blind pass that looks like it would be a trickshot if this were snooker. England gather and want one more try.