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England names unchanged team for Italy match

England coach Lancaster names unchanged team for final Six Nations match against Italy

England names unchanged team for Italy match

LONDON (AP) -- England has named an unchanged team for its final Six Nations match against Italy in Rome.

England coach Stuart Lancaster made just one change on the bench, where Manu Tuilagi replaces Alex Goode following the 29-18 victory against Wales on Sunday.

Tuilagi could make his first appearance for England in a year at Stadio Olimpico after recovering from a pectoral muscle injury that kept him out for six months.

Lancaster said "it's great to be able to name an unchanged XV and we have been able to achieve consistency of selection in a very competitive squad this campaign."

England still has a chance to win the Six Nations if they defeat Italy and France beat Ireland. However, they must also overhaul Ireland's points superiority should the Irish win in Paris.


Updated : 2021-04-13 03:41 GMT+08:00