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SIX NATIONS | ITALY 9- 40 ENGLAND

Joseph spearheads England’s 40-9 ransack of Rome

Eddie Jones’ men bounced back from their underwhelming Six Nations opener against Scotland with a comprehensive win over the Azzurri in the Italian capital.

Joseph spearheads England’s 40-9 ransack of Rome
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Jonathan Joseph scored a hat-trick of tries as England romped to a 40-9 Six Nations victory in Italy on Sunday.

The hosts were competitive for the first 53 minutes at Rome's Stadio Olimpico, trailing only 11-9 until Joseph's intercept try opened the floodgates.

The Bath centre crossed twice more, to add to his club team-mate George Ford's first-half score, while Owen Farrell added the fifth try.