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It’s so far so good for the English as they have come through the first two fixtures with eight points, two more than their nearest rival.
However, as many predicted, it seems as though all roads are leading to Dublin on March 18 and what could well be a Championship decider.
Scotland might have something to say about that though in a fortnight’s time and if they can defeat Wales this Saturday, they would head to Twickenham in the frame for the title before finishing up with the simplest Round 6 match, at home to an Azzurri side that may be tiring.
At the moment England are favourites to retain their crown and a win this weekend would a remarkable 16th in a row, 15 under Jones. This streak has to end at some time but one would be hard pressed to find anyone other than those in blue thinking it will happen on Saturday.
Jones has rightly limited his changes to just tinkering, as Ben Te’o gets a first England start at outside centre, at the expense of Jonathan Joseph.
Elsewhere James Haskell will relish his start while Dylan Hartley keeps his place and the captaincy, with Owen Farrell on his 50th appearance. The Saracen has been outstanding and continues to mature as a number 12.
Farrell will be driven to help his side equal the all-time Championship record of 10 successive wins this weekend and with England the only team Italy have yet to beat in the Six Nations, it’s surely going to be another win in the bag, mostly likely with a bonus point.
Such is the wave England are riding at the moment that even Chelsea FC manager Antonio Conte – whose outfit are leading the Premier League by eight points – visited training on Wednesday. The Italian was present “to gain inspiration and tactical ideas” from their squad, which given Chelsea’s impressive season is testament to what Jones’ coaching staff and his healthy selection of players are doing at the moment.
A further boost to England’s hopes of becoming the first team to claim back-to-back Six Nations Grand Slams is the return of Mako Vunipola. That will of course boost their options up front while a possible comeback in Dublin for brother Billy would be another bullet in the gun.
England then are fully loaded and ready to go for this clash, which should ultimately yield five points, before the week’s break and then the run-in against their rivals. The question is whether those games take them to new heights or they suffer their first bump in the Test road.
England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Jonny May, 13 Ben Te’o, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Danny Care, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 James Haskell, 6 Maro Itoje, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Joe Marler
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Tom Wood, 20 Jack Clifford, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Henry Slade, 23 Jack Nowell
Italy: 15 Edoardo Padovani, 14 Giulio Bisegni, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Luke McLean, 11 Giovanbattista Venditti, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse (c), 7 Simone Favaro, 6 Abraham Steyn, 5 Andries Van Schalkwyk, 4 Marco Fuser, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Andrea Lovotti
Replacements: 16 Ornel Gega, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Pietro Ceccarelli, 19 George Biagi, 20 Maxime Mata Mbanda’, 21 Giorgio Bronzini, 22 Carlo Canna, 23 Tommaso Benvenuti