A fantastic England performance, led by the power of Manu Tuilagi and Joe Cokanasiga, thrashed Italy, in a largely one-sided Six Nations game.
The score was 7-7 after just 10 minutes as Jamie George crashed over from a stampeding five-metre maul before Tommaso Allan made a lovely break and crashed over.
The fast-paced game continued and an Elliot Daly break on the outside led to an easy two-on-one for Johnny May to score his fifth try of the tournament.
England swiftly had their third try, just 20 minutes into the game.
Tuilagi burst through two defenders to race away and score his first try at Twickenham for six years.
Brad Shields went over for England’s fourth and bonus point score after they attacked from deep and Tuilagi turned provider for Shields to score.
With Farrell converting, the score was 31-7 at half-time.
England kept up the pace at the start of the second half. A half break from the impressive Cokanasiga provided the platform for Manu Tuilagi to score his second try of the game in the corner.
Despite England’s dominance, Italy still looked threatening and after some sustained pressure, a looping Allan pass, allowed Luca Morisi to score in the corner.
The tireless George Kruis got England’s sixth try after charging down Jayden Hayward’s kick.
Shortly after Cokanasiga broke down the wing, in what was a recurring theme, to provide the replacement Dan Robson his first try in an England shirt.
George Ford converted both to make the score 50-14.
Another Kruis charge down led to Shields second and England’s final try.
The win sets England up well for the meeting with Scotland next week; while it is another wooden spoon for the Italians.
Here is how we rated the England players:
Elliot Daly - 8
Looked dangerous throughout and helped create a number of England’s tries with his electric pace and footwork.
Joe Cokanasiga - 10
A huge game by the mountain of the man. Made break after break down the wing and his thundering carrying down the wing and his one-handed offloads will give Italy nightmares in the week.
Manu Tuilagi - 9
Scored two tries, created another and caused havoc all around the pitch. Being in the 13 jersey gave him all kinds of space that he thrived in.
Ben Teo - 6
Was overshadowed by his outside teammates in attack and at fault for Allan’s try. Still, Jones will be pleased how his partnership with Tuilagi worked.
Johnny May - 8
The fact that it seemed like he had a quiet game yet, made 70 metres says everything about the player May has become. Has set the standards for what all England wingers are judged.
Owen Farrell - 8
Controlled the game well and led the backline superbly. Knew when to attack and picked his runners perfectly, an easy game for the talented 10.
Ben Youngs - 8
Provided the tempo for England to run riot. His delivery to Farrell was fantastic and knew exactly which players to pick out.
Ellis Genge - 6
Did not put a foot wrong but didn’t quite have the same impact he does at club level. Will grow into international rugby the more he plays.
Jamie George - 7
Good game and a well earned try to start the scoring for England.
Kyle Sinckler - 7
Another solid game from the Harlequin man. Carried well and is becoming a consistently good player.
Joe Launchbury - 7
A good game by the lock and did everything we know he can do. Whether it was enough to keep his place over the returning Maro Itoje remains to be seen.
George Kruis - 8
Carried on the good work he has been doing all tournament and capped it off with a deserving try. His two charge downs sum up what he brings to the team.
Brad Shields - 8
Scored two tries and probably had his best game in an England shirt yet. The openness of the game suited his Super Rugby experience perfectly and it really showed.
Tom Curry - 7
Not a standout game for the seven but still a had a good game. Wasn’t the kind of game that he will have the biggest impact.
Billy Vunipola - 8
Made 68 metres in heavy traffic and is becoming stronger and stronger since being back from injury. This performance will give him all kinds of confidence.
Replacements - 7
Was the first game where they got a chance and mostly took it well. They kept the pace up well when they came on, with Hughes’s carrying and Robson’s try being the highlights.