Italy is a developing rugby nation. The Azzurri are improving with each international competition they enter.
Sergio Parisse cut a dejected figure as possibly his best chance yet to experience victory against England evaporated at a frozen Stadio Olimpico.
England coach Stuart Lancaster was proud of the resolve his side showed in bouncing back from a "mad five minutes" to beat Italy 19-15 in Rome.
England dug themselves out of a hole in freezing Rome to beat Italy 19-15 in the 6 Nations with another charge-down try from Charlie Hodgson.
Italy captain Sergio Parisse lamented the fact that last year's historic first Six Nations win over France has raised expectations ahead of England's visit to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday.
Italy captain Sergio Parisse is desperate to deliver a historic victory over defending RBS 6 Nations champions England on Saturday.
England captain Chris Robshaw has warned Italy his men will be prepared to fight fire with fire in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations showdown.
England's history boy Alex Corbisiero is not part of the X-box generation, preferring his degree studies on the unification of Italy to gaming.
Chris Ashton believes life on the straight and narrow is already paying dividends for England as they prepare to tackle Italy.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has made two changes to his side for Saturday's Six Nations clash against England in Rome.
Six Nations outsiders Italy have made two changes, bringing in some experience for their historic debut at Rome's Stadio Olimpico for the visit of England on Saturday.
Having paid dearly for missed tackles in Paris last weekend, Italy have been working hard on the defensive part of their game ahead of their Six Nations clash with England on Saturday.
England lock Tom Palmer insists leading Italy brings out the best in Stade Francais team-mate Sergio Parisse.
After New England’s impressive win against Scotland at Murrayfield in their Six Nations opener Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson wonders whether Interim Head Coach Stuart Lancaster has one particularly vital ingredient in his armoury... luck!
Italy coach Jacques Brunel was left to ponder the shortcomings of his team following their 12-30 defeat by France in their opening Six Nations match on Saturday.
France started their RBS 6 Nations campaign with a comfortable 30-12 defeat of Italy in Paris on Saturday.
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