Men’s Six Nations 2018 England vs Italy

Six Nations 2018: Ben Te’o starts for England against Italy

Center-back Ben Te’o has been picked instead of Jonathan Joseph for England’s Six Nations match against Italy in Rome on Sunday.

Te’o has injured since mid-October with a lower leg damage and last played for England right around a year back.

Sam Simmonds begins at number eight, close by Courtney Lawes and Chris Robshaw in the back column.

Te’o had been required to miss the beginning of the Championship due to his lower leg issue, however has influenced an amazement to come back to wellness following recovery in Australia.

The 31-year-old employed mentors and physios from Brisbane Broncos – where he played for four season from 2009.

It is expected to be a very close game

Te’o will accomplice Owen Farrell in the midfield, with Ben Youngs and George Ford at half-back and Jonny May, Anthony Watson and Mike Brown in the back three.

Joseph, who began four of England’s five matches in their 2017 Six Nations battle, is among the substitutions.

Brown has recuperated from an eye dissension, while Jack Nowell is on the seat in the wake of recouping from his own lower leg damage.

Alec Hepburn has been in fine shape for Premiership table-toppers Exeter

Nowell’s Exeter partner Alec Hepburn is set to influence his England to make a big appearance from the bench.

England have won every one of the 23 of their gatherings with Italy, with their last four triumphs secured by an edge of more than 20 focuses.

Italy mentor Conor O’Shea has named a side including a few unpracticed players.

Flankers Renato Giammarioli and Sebastian Negri have three games between them, while midfield organization Tommaso Castello and Tommaso Boni have a sum of only 13.

England’s expected lineup vs Italy

Brown; Watson, Te’o, Farrell, May; Ford, Youngs; Vunipola, Hartley, Cole, Launchbury, Itoje, Lawes, Robshaw, Simmonds

Substitutions: George, Hepburn, Williams, Kruis, Underhill, Care, Joseph, Nowell

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