England vs Italy on? TV channel and live stream for Six Nations 2019 clash England will strive to salvage their dreams of Six Nations success against Italy this afternoonEngland can keep their hopes of securing the Six Nations title alive with a victory over Italy in the penultimate round of fixtures this weekend.
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Six Nations 2019 Live
Team : England vs Italy Live
Date : Saturday, March 9, 2019
England vs Italy Live Stream Free Eddie Jones’ men sit second in the group with ten points, just two behind current leaders Wales, having secured two victories and suffering one defeat in the competition.They saw off Ireland before conquering France, but England slipped to a 21-13 defeat to Wales in the previous round of fixtures despite leading at the break.Having seen their Grand Slam ambitions derailed in a heated contest at the Principality Stadium, England will be hoping to bounce back this weekend against Italy.The Azzurri, meanwhile, are coming off the back off a promising but ultimately fruitless performance against Ireland in Rome, and they will be keen to build on any momentum they were able to generate in that encounter.
It will be a tough ask for Conor O’Shea and his charges, with Italy having lost to England in all 24 of the matches between the two nations so far, but you only need to look back to 2017 to see how they can cause problems at Twickenham and that they should not be underestimated. England, on the other hand, will be intent on finishing the Guinness Six Nations strongly and launching a noticeable backlash after their showing in Cardiff curtailed their recent resurgence.
O’Shea, along with former assistant coach Brendan Venter, famously sprung their ‘fox’ tactic on England two years ago and for 40 minutes of that contest, it looked as if Italy might have had England’s number. Eddie Jones and his side regrouped at half time and were able to counter the unusual breakdown tactics of the Azzurri, but it showed how a clever game plan or insightful analysis of an opponent can lead to significant positive gains on the pitch.
It will be interesting to see if O’Shea has anything up his sleeve for Italy’s visit to Twickenham on Saturday, as well as how he plans to deal with England’s kicking game, with the hosts having gone to the boot relentlessly throughout their first three games of the championship. In O’Shea and Mike Catt, Italy have two coaches who have in-depth knowledge of the England players and it would not be surprising to see them implement a strategy which attempts to exploit any weaknesses they know of in the England ranks.