Rugby Rugby World Cup: England grind out warm-up win over Italy

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Marchant, who is not part of Eddie Jones’ World Cup squad, scored England’s second try with a jinking run
Rugby World Cup warm-up
England(9)37
Tries:Youngs, Marchant, Genge, WatsonCons:Farrell 4Pens:Farrell 3
Italy(0)0

England brought their World Cup preparations to a winning end after a lively second-half performance against Italy in Newcastle.

Three Owen Farrell penalties gave the hosts a 9-0 lead following a lacklustre first half, but Ben Youngs’ try brought the match to life after the break.

Centre Joe Marchant, who is not in the World Cup squad, broke free for a stylish solo effort before prop Ellis Genge scored his first England try.

Anthony Watson then cruised through a gap created by Owen Farrell’s delayed pass to add England’s fourth and final score.

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Eddie Jones’ side travel to Japan on Sunday and begin their World Cup campaign against Tonga on 22 September.

England have won all but one of their warm-up games, recording their biggest winning margin against Ireland and beating Wales at Twickenham before losing to the same opponents in Cardiff the following week.

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