England showed just how clinical they can be as they overpowered a committed but out gunned Italy at Twickenham. England were out of sight by half-time leading 31-5 thanks to scores from Ashton (2), Mark Cueto and Mike Tindall with Flood devastating with the boot. The second period and it was more of the same as Danny Care, James Haskell and Ashton (twice) scored as England recorded an impressive victory. The bonus for Chris Ashton was that he became the first England player to score four tries in a Five or Six Nations match since 1914. Italy did power over with a forwards try in the second half and although they got very frustrated they continued to play until the final whistle and the final score of:
England 59-13 Italy
Tries: Ashton 4, Cueto, Tindall, Care, Haskell Cons: Flood 5, Wilkinson 3
Try: Ongaro Con: Mi Bergamasco Pens: Mi Bergamasco 2
England: Foden; Ashton, Tindall, Hape, Cueto; Flood, Youngs; Corbisiero, Hartley, Cole, Deacon, Palmer, Wood, Haskell, Easter.
Replacements: Thompson, Wilson, Shaw, Fourie, Care, Wilkinson, Banahan.
Italy: McLean; Masi, Canale, Sgarbi, Bergamasco; Orquera, Semenzato; Perugini, Ghiraldini, Castrogiovanni, Del Fava, Geldenhuys, Bernabo, Zanni, Parisse.
Replacements: Ongaro, Lo Cicero, Dellape, Barbieri, Canavosio, Burton, Garcia.
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)