Tommaso Allan

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Sam Simmonds breaks to score the first of his brace of tries against Italy. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

Italy 15 England 46 The Six Nations has barely started but, suddenly, all roads lead to Twickenham. If Wales have enjoyed the most spectacular start (...)

England’s Ben Te’o: “We want him to hit the line hard, that’s what he’s good at,” said England coach Eddie Jones. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Italy v England Stadio Olimpico, Sunday, 3.0 Live on TV: TV3, UTV Back when Eddie Jones used to rise early to watch Six Nations games in his nativ(...)

Conor O’Shea: 'I believe you can win any game at any time. It doesn’t matter what sport, because it’s two teams.' Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Once again Italy appear to have drawn the short straw. First up they face England in Rome next Sunday, before just a six-day turnaround before playing(...)

Guinness PRO14: Leinster’s James Lowe about to tackle Tommaso Benvenuti of Benetton Treviso. Photograph: Elena Barbini/Inpho

Treviso 10 Leinster 36 It is little wonder Leinster coach Leo Cullen was delighted ahead of bigger challenges this week after this emphatic win in Tr(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe cuts through the  Benetton Treviso defence. Photograph: Elena Barbini/Inpho

Treviso 10 Leinster 36 Leinster secured a comfortable Pro14 victory against Benetton in Treviso with James Lowe making a telling impact in a man of t(...)

Benetton Treviso outhalf  Ian McKinley in action against Leinster in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Leinster at  Stadio Monigo in February. Photograph: Alfio Guarise/Inpho

Italy coach Conor O’Shea has handed Ian McKinley the opportunity to make it on to the Azzurri’s summer tour to the southern hemisphere after naming th(...)

Italy’s Tommaso Benvenuti is tackled by England’s Ben Youngs. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

England eventually subdued Conor O’Shea’s cleverly prepared and spirited Italian side to return to the top of the RBS Six Nations table with a 36-15 w(...)

Jack Nowell  celebrates scoring England’s fourth try during the  Six Nations match against  Italy at Twickenham. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

England 36 Italy 15 England survived an almighty scare to finish conclusive bonus-point winners at Twickenham as Italy issued a rousing response to s(...)

Tonga’s Siale Piutau scores a try against Italy. Photo: Getty Images

Italy 17 Tonga 19 Tonga quickly brought Italy back down to earth after the Azzurri‘s win over South Africa last week when Sonatane Takulua converte(...)

Israel Dagg breaks clear to score  a try for New Zealand  in their match against Italy  at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Italy 10 New Zealand 68 New Zealand put last weekend’s defeat to Ireland to the back of their minds as they put Conor O’Shea’s Italy to the sword as(...)

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