Fri 2 Feb, AT 14:35
Six Nations 2018: England expects as hat-trick beckons
England should brush aside Italy as they start their Six Nations defence - but Ireland may prove a sterner test
England begin their Six Nations title defence in style with a seven-try victory over a plucky Italy side in Rome.
England scrum-half Ben Youngs is ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations after damaging knee ligaments against Italy.
Feb 5 (OPTA) - results from the 6 Nations matches on Saturday Wales (8) 22 Ireland (6) 9 Italy (11) 18 France (16) 40 England v Scotland (16:00) Ground: Twickenham
Feb 5 (OPTA) - 6 Nations fixtures for this week Saturday, February 10 fixtures (GMT) Ireland v Italy (14:15) England v Wales (16:45) Sunday, February 11 fixtures (GMT) Scotland v France (15:00)