England won their second consecutive match in the Six Nations, as they ran in six tries to beat Italy comprehensively 47-17.
Two tries from in-form Jonathan Joseph, 23, helped Stuart Lancaster's men get in gear and take control. The Bath centre scored a brilliant first-half try, and he grabbed the second try midway through the second half, while Billy Vunipola, 22, and Ben Youngs, 25, also made touchdowns from close in. The Red Roses were helped by another brilliant kicking performance from Bath's George Ford, 21, who added 15 points from his boot, and tried to substitute Nick Easter, 36, and Danny Cipriani, 27, added to England's dominance.
The Red Roses were lackluster in the opening exchanges, and their defense was not as solid as a week ago in Cardiff. They let Italy shock the Twickenham crowd in the third minute, when skipper Sergio Parisse, 31, burst for the opening try of the match.
Despite a lack of intensity in defence, it was 15-5 to England at the half time: Ford's first penalty was followed by Billy Vunipola's opening try for England in the 24th minute. Three minutes later Joseph raised the crowd with his first try in the match, and second outstanding try in the space of a week.
Ford scored a quick penalty at the beginning of second half, before Italy struck and Morisi skipped past forwards Attwood and Marler to cut the score to 18-10. After New Zealand-born Haimona, 28, missed the conversion, England went straight down the other end to add another seven point score through Youngs' tap penalty and Ford's conversion in the 55th minute.
Soon after the England's boss threw on replacement forwards, brilliant Joseph scored his second - his third try in two matches. Minutes later, Cipriani, on for Ford in the 62nd minute, scored England's fifth try, and veteran Easter drove over from a line-out to become the oldest try scorer in England's history. Morisi placed his second try for Italy in the last minute of the game, as it finished 47-17.
This was England's 21st victory over Italy in 21 matches against them. England will travel to Aviva Stadium in Dublin in a fortnight's time; a win over the men in green will definitely set them up for a genuine chance of winning the Six Nations. The last time the Red Roses won a Grand Slam was in 2003. #Rugby