England name team to face Italy in Rome
England have named their match-day squad to face Italy in Rome this Saturday in the Guinness Six Nations.
There is a debut for Exeter’s double-winning lock Jonny Hill who starred as the Chiefs won a domestic and European double this month and will join Maro Itoje in the second row.
Scrum-half Ben Youngs wins his 100th cap, becoming the second Englishman to do so after Jason Leonard.
Gloucester’s Ollie Thorley could win his debut off the bench as he has been named as one of Eddie Jones’ “finishers”
England could seal the Six Nations title with a win if the result of France v Ireland goes their way.
The England team in full:
Furbank; Watson, Joseph, Slade, May; Farrell, Youngs; M Vunipola, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Hill, Curry, Underhill, B Vunipola.
Replacements: Dunn, Genge, Stuart, Ewels, Earl, Robson, Lawrence, Thorley.