Ashton celebrates his first try

The bookmakers are giving England a 20-point start against the Italians and you can see why by the statistics. The teams have played 16 times and England have won all 16, scoring a massive 647 points. The statistics do make interesting reading and Rugby World, with the help of RBS have picked out some of the best for this Saturday’s game

Overall record

P W D L F (pts) A (pts) F (tries) A (tries)

Overall 16 16 0 0 647 199 79 17

Six Nations 11 11 0 0 440 130 56 10

LAST YEAR… 14 FEB, STADIO FLAMINIO

ITALY 12 ENGLAND 17 HT: 6-6 Att: 31,876

Italy: L McLean; A Masi (K Robertson 58-66), G Canale, G Garcia

(K Robertson 80), Mirco Bergamasco; C Gower, T Tebaldi (P Canavosio 55);

S Perugini (M Aguero 55), L Ghiraldini (capt, F Ongaro 80), M Castrogiovanni,

Q Geldenhuys, M Bortolami, J Sole (S Perugini 64-72, P Derbyshire 74), Mauro

Bergamasco, A Zanni.

Scorer: Pens – Mirco Bergamasco 4 YC: M Castrogiovanni 61

England: D Armitage; M Cueto, M Tait, R Flutey, U Monye; J Wilkinson, D Care

(P Hodgson 80); T Payne (M Mullan 64), D Hartley (S Thompson 75), D Cole (D

Wilson 69), S Shaw (L Deacon 69), S Borthwick (capt), J Haskell, L Moody

(S Armitage 79), N Easter

Scorers: Try – M Tait; Pens – J Wilkinson 3; DG – J Wilkinson

Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)

MATCH RECORDS – TEAM

ENGLAND 6N OVERALL

Highest Score 80 (2001) 80 (2001)

Win Margin 57 (2001) 60 (1999)

Most Tries 10 (2001) 10 (2001)

Most Cons 9 (2001) 9 (2001)

Most Pens 5 (2007) 5 (1995, 1999, 2007)

Most DGs 1 (2000, 2010) 1 (2000, 2010)

ITALY 6N OVERALL

Highest Score 23 (2001) 23 (2001)

Win Margin 0 0

Most Tries 2 (2000, 2001) 3 (1996)

Most Cons 2 (2001) 3 (1996)

Most Pens 4 (2008, 2010) 4 (1998, 2008, 2010)

Most DGs 2 (2006) 2 (2006)

MATCH RECORDS – INDIVIDUAL

ENGLAND 6N OVERALL

Most Points 35 (Jonny Wilkinson 2001) 35 (Jonny Wilkinson 2001)

Most Tries 3 ( Austin Healey 2000 3 (Austin Healey 2000

Jason Robinson 2004 Jason Robinson 2004

Mark Cueto 2005) Mark Cueto 2005)

ITALY 6N OVERALL

Most Points 14 (Marco Bortolussi 2008) 15 (Diego Dominguez 1998)

Most Tries 1 (8 Players) 1 ( 13 Players)

ENGLAND’S SIX NATIONS RECORD

Highest Score 80 (H Italy 2001)

Biggest Win Margin 57 (H Italy 2001)

Highest Score Agst 43 (A Ireland 2007)

Heaviest Loss Margin 30 (A Ireland 2007)

Most Appearances 39 Joe Worsley

Most Points in Match 35 J Wilkinson (H Italy 2001)

Most Tries in Match 3 A Healey (A Italy 2000), W Greenwood (A Wales 2001), J Robinson (A Italy 2004), M Cueto (H Italy 2005), J Noon (H Scotland 2005),

Most Cons in Match 9 J Wilkinson (H Italy 2001)

Most Pens in Match 5 J Wilkinson (A France 2000, H Wales 2000 H France 2003, H Scotland 2007, H Italy 2007)

Most DG in Match 2 J Wilkinson (A Wales 2003, A Ireland 2003)

FORM GUIDE

ENGLAND at Twickenham (6 Nations – 2000 / 2010)

W W / W W W / W W / W W W / L W / L W W / W L /

W W W / L W / W W W / W L

ENGLAND at Twickenham (LAST 10 – 2009 / 2010)

W L W L W L L W W L

ITALY at Twickenham (6 Nations – 2001 / 2009)

L L L L L

ITALY at Twickenham (LAST 8 – 1991 / 2009)

L L L L L L L L

DID YOU KNOW…

Andrea Lo Cicero will join fellow forwards Carlo

Checchinato and Marco Bortolami as the third most capped

Italian player if he comes off the replacements bench to

win his 83rd cap at Twickenham Stadium. Although he

hasn’t started an RBS 6 Nations game since 2008, the

Racing Metro prop came on against Ireland to notch his

36th Six Nations appearance. Alessandro Troncon (101)

and Mauro Bergamasco (84) head Italy’s cap list.

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