Date: Sunday, February 4th Venue: Stadio Olympico, Rome Kick-off: 3pmEngland England head will head into this match with a little bit of uncertainty. On the loosehead side of the scrum, England do have a weakness there with 4 internationals injured or suspended, and I don’t expect Vunipola to play a full 80. This
1 - Mako Vunipola (Saracens) Definitely stepped up in the lead up to the Six Nations in an outstanding performance in the loose, scoring one try, unlucky not to get another and holding his own against Kieran Brookes.2 - Tom Cruse (Wasps) Finished a beautiful le Roux dink-over-the-top, almost scored a
1 - Nicky Smith (Ospreys) Smith was part of the Welsh front row that took Saracens to the cleaners, he also contributed to 13 tackles with none missed. Outstanding nitty-gritty stuff from the Welshman.2 - Sean Cronin (Leinster) Cronin was very good on Saturday for high-flying Leinster, immaculate in his lineout throwing
1 - Joe Marler (Harlequins) Marler certainly delivered in Big Game 10, dominating in the scrum and carrying well in his 60 minute shift for the England international.2 - Dave Ward (Harlequins) A few lineout mishaps can be forgiven as it was a man-of-the-match display from the Harlequin, running a great line
1 - Logovi’i Mulipola (Leicester) His best game for Leicester for years, carried really strongly and beat Juan Figallo in the scrum, a real 80 minute gift from the Samoan in defeat.2 - Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter) Cowan-Dickie was immense for the Chiefs on Saturday, making hard yards every time he carried the
1 - Mako Vunipola (Saracens) Vunipola made a welcome return for the Saracens on Sunday, carrying really strongly and holding up his own in the scrum.2 - Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter) Made a resounding return from injury for the Chiefs, being ever-present in the carry and scoring a try from close-range.