Italy v England, Six Nations 2024: Kick-off time, how to watch and latest news

Marcus Smith of England is held by Gianmarco Lucchesi during the Guinness Six Nations match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico on February 13, 2022 in Rome, Italy

England start their Six Nations campaign with an away trip to face Italy in Rome.

Steve Borthwick is hoping to lead England to their first Six Nations title since 2020 and will not be disappointed to start the tournament against a side to whom they have never lost.

When is Italy v England?

The match is on Saturday, February 3 and will kick off at 2.15pm GMT.

Where is Italy v England?

England and Italy will face each other at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The 70,000-seater stadium has served as home for the Italian national team since 2012.

A general view of the Stadio Olimpico before the Guinness Six Nations match
Rome's Stadio Olimpico will host Italy v England - Getty Images/Paolo Bruno

How to watch Italy v England on TV

The match will be broadcast live on ITV1 and on Virgin Media in the Republic of Ireland.

Who is the referee?

The match will be refereed by New Zealand native Paul Williams.

How to get tickets to Italy v England

You should consult the England and Italy union websites for information about tickets to matches. Availability will vary greatly depending on which fixture you are hoping to get tickets for.

What is the latest news?

Both England head coach, Steve Borthwick, and his Italy counterpart, Kieran Crowley, have both named their Six Nations squads.

Borthwick has selected 36 players, including seven uncapped names, with Crowley’s selection of South African-born back-rower Ross Vintcent has made headlines.

When did England last win the Six Nations?

England have not won the Six Nations since 2020, when aside from a loss to France in Paris they won all matches. You have to go back to 2016 for the last time England won a Grand Slam

What was the score last year?

England beat Italy 31-14 in last year’s Six Nations. Following an opening-round 29-23 loss to Scotland, the win at Twickenham represented the first of Steven Borthwick’s time in charge.

What are the latest odds?

  • England 1/8

  • Italy 10/1

  • Draw 50/1

Odds correct on January 18

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