England vs Italy rugby: Kick off time, TV channel, live stream free & teams for TODAY'S Six Nations game

ENGLAND are taking on Italy as they attempt to get their Six Nations title defence back on track.

The Red Rose were stunned by Scotland at Twickenham last week, crushing hopes of a first Grand Slam since 2016.

Italy meanwhile were hammered in their opener against France and haven't won a match in this competition in SIX years.

What time does England vs Italy kick off?

  • This Six Nations clash at Twickenham will be held on Saturday, February 13 – TODAY.
  • Kick-off is at 2.15pm GMT.
  • When Italy last visited here, they left without scoring after a 37-0 loss.

What TV channel is England vs Italy on and can I live stream it?

  • You can watch England vs Italy live on ITV1 HD.
  • To stream, head to the ITV Hub app on your compatible device or head to TVPlayer.com.
  • DMAX are the licenced Six Nations broadcaster in Italy.

Can I watch England vs Italy for free?

  • Yes. Every match of this year's tournament will be shown on free-to-air TV in the UK.

What is the team news?

Mako Vunipola and Kyle Sinckler have both made the starting line-up

The former has been struggling with an Achilles injury which has kept him out of action since before Christmas, while Sinckler was suspended for the clash.

Harry Williams and Wasps loosehead Tom West have both returned to their clubs as a result.

Owen Farrell put in a poor performance against the Scots but has kept his place, albeit as 12, with George Ford starting at fly-half.


Match odds

  • England to win – 1/200
  • Draw – 66/1
  • Italy victory – 33/1

*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    OLLIE'S OMISSION

    Owen Farrell moves into the centres at the expense of Ollie Lawrence, and George Ford comes in at fly-half.

    Ollie Lawrence was highly tipped to have a good game last week, but carried the ball just once against Scotland.

    Eddie Jones is opting to go for the experience of Owen Farrell in the centres today, with Farrell also skippering the side.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ITALY STARTING XV

    And here's how the visitors line-up, with the Azurri chasing a first Six Nations win since 2015.

    15 Jacopo Trulla 14 Luca Sperandio, 13 Juan Ignacio Brex, 12 Carlo Canna, 11 Monty Ioane 10 Paolo Garbisi, 9 Stephen Varney

    1 Andrea Lovotti, 2 Luca Bigi (c), 3 Marco Riccioni, 4 Marco Lazzaroni, 5 David Sisi, 6 Sebastian Negri, 7 Johan Meyer, 8 Michele Lamaro.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ENGLAND STARTING XV

    Here's a closer look at England's starting XV

    15 Elliot Daly, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Owen Farrell (c), 11 Jonny May 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs

    1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Jonny Hill, 6 Courtney Lawes, 7 Tom Curry, 8 Billy Vunipola

  • Giacomo Pisa

    GOOD AFTERNOON 

    Welcome to our live blog of England against Italy in the Six Nations. 

    Eddie Jones’ side will be looking to wipe last week’s home defeat by Scotland from memory, and there is not a better side to do it against. 

    Italy are winless in the Six Nations since 2015, and there are serious questions surrounding their future involvement in the tournament. 

    The last time these two sides met at Twickenham Italy failed to score a point, as England ran out 37-0 winners. 

    And it could be a similar result today after Italy’s 50-10 home defeat in last week’s Six Nations opener. 

    The Azzurri will be facing a wounded animal, with England desperate to bounce back from last week’s shock defeat to Scotland. 

    Eddie Jones is clearly not happy with the 11-6 defeat, and has made a number of changes to his starting XV. 

    George Ford is in at fly-half, and Owen Farrell moves across to inside centre at the expense of Ollie Lawrence. 

    The front row is also entirely different, with Mako Vunipola, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Kyle Sinckler all return to the starting line up in place of Ellis Genge, Jamie George and Will Stuart.

    Courtney Lawes starts in the back row ahead of Mark Wilson.

    Kick off is at 2.15pm and the full team news is coming up next. 

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