Rugby: Canna, Lovotti return against England

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(ANSA) – ROME, FEB 11 – Carlo Canna and Andrea Lovotti make
their return to the Italy squad facing England at Twickenham
Saturday after their opening 50-20 defeat to France in Rome.
    Canna is back at inside centre and Lovotti tight-head prop.
    The rest of the squad has been confirmed.
    Coach Franco Smith said “we are going to face one of the best
teams in the world in an iconic stadium like Twickenham.
    “That’s why we worked hard this week, with further specifics on
some factors with the aim of putting in a high-level performance
on Saturday.”
World vice champions England are still tipped to take the Six
Nations trophy despite an upset home loss to a Scotland side
that turned back the clock to notch its first win at Twickenham
in 38 years.
    Coach Eddie Jones is bringing in George Ford at fly half with
captain Owen Farrell moving out to centre.
    “I’ve chosen those I think are the best, we absolutely want to
win, and win well,” said the Australian coach ahead of the clash
with Italy, who are seeking their first tournament victory since
    Here is the England starting line-up:
15 Daly, 14 Watson, 13 Slade, 12 Farrell, 11 May, 10 Ford, 9
Youngs, 8 B. Vunipola, 7 Curry, 6 Lawes, 5 Hill, 4 Itoje, 3
Sinckler, 2 Cowan-Dickie, 1 M. Vunipola. (ANSA).


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