England secure first win of Borthwick era

February 13, 2023 6:40 am

It may not have been the flashiest of displays by England but they get the job done.

The Steve Borthwick era has its first win and they avoided their first-ever loss to Italy.

Positives from the match come from individual players, particularly in Jack Willis, Ollie Lawrence and Ollie Chessum. The midfield also functioned better.

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From an Italian perspective, the gap between the two sides is closing. Some thought they were on for a famous comeback at Twickenham with their young attack paving the way for a bright future for Italian rugby.