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Summary

  1. Full-time: Italy 15-46 England
  2. Watson & Simmonds both score twice for England
  3. Full-time: Italy women 7-42 England women
  4. England captain Sarah Hunter score hat-trick
  5. Get involved #bbcsixnations

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Bye for now

Italy women 7-42 England women

And that is your first Six Nations weekend done and dusted.

Appetite whetted? Interest piqued?

You bet.

Next week is

Ireland v Italy

England v Wales

Scotland v France

Nice.

See you there.

Italy women 7-42 England women

England captain Sarah Hunter speaking to Sky Sports: "The first half did not go according to plan and we were not clinical enough, trying to force the extra pass and did not earn the right to score.

"We also gave away too many penalties. We delivered a better performance in the second half. It still was not good enough but we have plenty to work on.

"We have a very good squad with a lot of new faces that we feel will get better through the tournament."

Full-time

Italy women 7-42 England women

Try - Italy women 7-42 England women

Sarah Hunter

Captain Sarah Hunter missed a golden chance to complete her hat-trick, allowing the ball to bobble out of her grasp at the back of a motoring England scrum.

No worries.

Italy feed into the next set-piece, with the clock in the red. And Hunter's fellow forwards just repeat the trick.

The ball duly arrives at the skipper's feet and this time she does not miss the dot-down.

Italy women 7-37 England

Italy's scrum, soaked in lactic acid, speeds into reverse.

A clearing kick charged down... but no white hand can reach it before it goes dead.

Italy women 7-37 England women

Rowena Burnfield is halted just short as England go hunting a score to crown the victory.

Just short. But the scrum five will give them another shot surely...

Try - Italy women 7-37 England women

Ellie Kildunne

Ellie Kildunne, England's 18-year-old full-back, has been a massive threat with ball in hand.

Pacy, with a step and sixth sense for where the space is, she glides through once again and a mob of blue-shirted defenders cannot stop her sliding over.

Converted try - Italy women 7-32 England women

Sarah Hunter (con Daley-Mclean)

England's superior fitness is starting to show.

They are running hard and fast as the Italy defence starts to flake.

Captain Sarah Hunter punches a hole around the fringe to get over the final few yards and keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Try - Italy women 7-25 England women

Abigail Dow

The bonus point is secure.

And probably victory is too.

Abigail Dow took a fearful whack from a covering defender, but withstood it to dot down.

England made hard work of converting that overlap into a try, but they just about made it.

Try review - Dow into the corner

Italy women 7-20 England women

The final pass from Ellie Kildunne and the grounding from Abigail Dow are both under the microscope...

Try - Italy women 7-20 England women

Poppy Cleall

Poppy Cleall has been excellent today and the flanker pops up in the wide channel to plough over for England's third score.

After a wasteful first half, England are making pressure pay in the second.

The conversion hooks wide from Katy Daley-Mclean.

Try - Italy women 7-15 England women

Sarah Hunter

Try stands!

A captain's score to help pull England clear.

Sarah Hunter was the tailgunner at the back of a rock-solid driving maul.

Katy Daley-Mclean screws the conversion across the face of the posts though.

Try review - England rumble over....

Italy women 7-10 England women

...but let's have a second look at that grounding.

Sarah Hunter seems to have got it down OK.

Italy women 7-10 England women

A penalty for England.

And they go to the corner.

A roll of the dice.

And Amy Cokayne comes on for Lark Davies at hooker.

Her first task will be to pick out her jumper.

Italy women 7-10 England women

England are sniffing up around the Italy 22m.

The hosts are keeping out of the breakdown and fanning wide to try and keep themselves covered.

Pick and go time?

Italy women 7-10 England women

Sarah Bern is like a runaway boulder, crashing through the first line of Italy defence and then steaming another 30 metres upfield.

Superb from the prop.

Penalty - Italy women 7-10 England women

Katy Daley-Mclean

Katy Daley-Mclean could have kicked that one in her carpet slippers.

Easy. And the lead.

Italy women 7-7 England women

Marlie Packer's ghosting angle has Italy heading backwards at pace.

The home side never really recover and infringe offside.

This should be straightforward for Katy Daley-Mclean.

Kick-off

Italy women 7-7 England women

And we are back underway...

And England are straight onto the front foot.

Half-time

Italy women 7-7 England women

England have had more of the ball, more of the territory and more of the chances, but they only have half the scoreboard.

All square.

Italy women 7-7 England women

Should be...isn't.

England are within a whisker once more.

Rachael Burford stops, goes and offloads to free up Poppy Cleall down the wing, she slings the pass inside and...it does not go to hand.

Converted try - Italy women 7-7 England women

Valentina Ruzza (con Sillari)

You don't stop her from there.

Italy second row Valentina Ruzza rumbles over from close range and takes a trio of England tacklers with her.

The conversion is a simple shot from in front and Michela Sillari lands it.

Level pegging.

Italy women 0-7 England women

Danielle Waterman is penalised for a high tackle on Italy centre Beatrice Rigoni.

Nothing malicious, but it slipped north and that is all that needed nowadays.

Italy kick into the corner...

Italy women 0-7 England women

Italy fail to make the most of their expedition into England's 22m with Veronica Madia clumping the ball out on the full as she looked to poke a kick into the corner.

Italy women 0-7 England women

Now then.

Italy's chance to exert a little pressure.

A line-out just outside the England 22m.

Taken cleanly by the hosts....

Meanwhile in Rome

Daniel Craig's smile is getting a little thin.

I suspect he feels a little over dressed.

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Jonathan Joseph

Italy women 0-7 England women

Lark Davies misses her line-out dart as England struggle to turn possession and pressure into points.

Italy women 0-7 England women

Poppy Cleall has had an impressive first quarter.

The flanker wades into the blue defensive wall and leaves a decent dent.

Ben Youngs injury update

FT: Italy 15-46 England

Chris Jones

BBC rugby union commentator at the Stadio Olimpico

Eddie Jones has told 5 live he expects injured scrum-half Ben Youngs to miss the Wales game at least.

He has already spoken to a possible replacement, who will be a “kicking half-back.”

FT: Italy 15-46 England

Celebrations have begun at the Stadio Olimpico for England men, after their 46-15 victory over Italy.

With one very special guest...

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Look at those brand-neutral tinnies. That would be a coup for some brewer to be papped in the mitts of 007 and the England rugby team.

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Italy women 0-7 England women

Argh!

Lauren Cattel won't want to see that again.

On her comeback to the team, the Saracens centre spills forward with the line beckoning from Poppy Cleall's pin-point long pass.

England are just the single converted score ahead. They have been far more dominant than the scoreline suggests.

Italy women 0-7 England women

Leanne Riley snipes around the fringes of the scrum, slipping her opposite number and sending Italy working backwards at a rate.

There is space out wide surely. Out it goes.

Ellie Kildunne up from full-back and into the line... but she gets ball and tackler at once from Lauren Cattell's pass.

Italy women 0-7 England women

Ohh!

A marginal call from the referee, ruling that Tamara Taylor's pass was forward when it looked flat at worst.

England were away down the short side there...

Italy women 0-7 England women

A little over-eager from Leanne Riley.

The England scrum-half has a little nibble at the Italy number eight, thinking the ball was out the back of the scrum.

Not just yet though...

Italy with a chance to clear their lines.

Converted try - Italy women 0-7 England women

Sarah Bern (con Daley-Mclean)

Nothing too complicated about that and nothing much doing about it for Italy either.

England get low, get locked and rumble over the Italy line like a Sherman tank.

It is prop Sarah Bern who emerges from the wreckage with the ball and the score.

A superb conversion from way out on the touchline from Katy Daley-Mclean.

Italy women 0-0 England women

England have a penalty advantage in their back pocket and Katy Daley-Mclean opts for the cross-field bomb on her shot to nothing.

Danielle Waterman is very near to taking it on the wing, then Ellie Kildunne pounces on the loose ball. But it has gone forward somewhere in the process.

Back we go....

Italy women 0-0 England women

England are turning the screw, a driving maul gathering some momentum.

Now they spin it. Katy Daley-Mclean looking wide...

But Italy have defended that well, drifting across the pitch to strangle the space and Abigail Dow knocks on as she forces the off-load.

Kick-off

Italy women 0-0 England women

After a brief pause while the match ball is located, we are under way.

Katy Daley-Mclean boots long to get England downfield and buy some early territory.

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A good performance today however if we are going to beat the likes of Ireland and the bigger World Cup teams we need to keep the points against lower.

Sam, Nottingham

How many turnovers for England can't be more than 3. That's quite worrying.

Anon

Over in Reggio Emilia

Italy women 0-0 England women

Over at Stadio Mirabello in Reggio Emilia, the anthems are just underway in the Women's Six Nations match that runs parallel with today's in the Stadio Olimpico.

Saracens Women's centre Lauren Cattell starts in midfield for the visitors, World Cup runner-ups and heavy favourites.

England: Kildunne; Dow, Cattell, Burford, Waterman; Daley-Mclean, Riley; Clark, Davies, Bern, Scott, Taylor, Cleall, Packer, Hunter

Replacements:Cokayne, Cornborough, Lucas, Burnfield, Noel-Smith, Mattinson, Harrison, Pearce