14 min Italy come straight back at England! That’s better. Locatelli with the big carry, until she’s bundled out on the right hand side, 27 metres out. First lineout for England coming up.
13 min Another scrum. This one to England, on their own 22, on the left hand side. Matthews picks up to get them partially away, but they are still mucking about in their own 22 a couple of phases later when Scarratt puts boot to ball.
12 min Italy have a scrum 30 metres out, then. They go right, make some ground, but then knock on.
11 min At the kick off, the ref tells the Italians off for screaming during the conversion. That kick off takes them down into English territory, and the champions, after a couple of phases, knock on again.
Try! England 5-0 (Scarratt 10)
Italy are yet to leave their half and a long kick takes them to halfway line, and Waterman runs back hard at them. The ball finds its way to Emily Scarratt, the captain, and she charges for the line from 15m out on the right hand side and makes it! She misses her own conversion from out wide and have to settle for just five points.
8 min That dropout is also charged down (awful kick) and England keep the pressure on the 22 as they go left, but they knock on. Again…
7 min So an Italian scrum this time, and a boxkick deflects off England and leads to a 22 dropout. Scrappy stuff, this.
6 min England scrum, then, and Wilson Hardy is off her wing and carrying. The forwards do some grunt work five metres out in centrefield, before Hunt sends them right, then left. They go wide, but it’s knocked on by Wilson Hardy as the pass just dies on her! They tryline was begging.
4 min Italy fail to find touch and England…