Six Nations: Italy v England

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England successfully began its bid for a record third straight outright Six Nations title with seven tries but it could be left counting the cost of Sunday's 46-15 win in Italy after injury to Ben Youngs.

Tommaso Benvenuti ran on to a long pass by Tommaso Allan to interrupt the flow of England's tries with a superb score but, soon after, a gap appeared in midfield and Owen Farrell shaped to pass before accelerating over.

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"Ben will add a different dimension at 13 for us", Jones told reporters after announcing his side on Friday.

"Don't get me wrong, he works us extremely hard but that is to get the best out of us. We want constant intensity from the guys".

Italy frustrated England with their "no-ruck" ploy at Twickenham previous year and Jones is backing Te'o to make a better job of dealing with any more tactical trickery from Azzurri coach Conor O'Shea.

"We know we're off in certain areas, we know the progress we have to make".

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Simmonds may not have been Eddie Jones' first choice at number eight but with Billy Vunipola and Nathan Hughes out injured, the Exeter forward made the very most of his chance. "We want to start the tournament well and are ready to go hunting against Italy".

Robshaw was at the helm for the four successive runner-up finishes in the NatWest 6 Nations that scarred the reign of Stuart Lancaster until his departure after the team's 2015 World Cup failure.

That acted as something of a wake-up call for England, who extended their lead moments later through Six Nations debutante Sam Simmonds. They finished second every time but have won the two since Jones has been in charge, largely with the same group of players.

New Zealand-born lock Dean Budd is in a pack featuring flankers Sebastian Negri, born in Zimbabwe, and Renato Giammarioli as well as prop Simone Ferrari.

Simmonds scored twice in the second half as England took the game away from Italy in what had been a surprisingly close affair at the break.

"A year ago, 12 minutes from the end England were winning 17-15 - we'll see how it goes this time", said O'Shea.