By Jonathan Davies
England romped to a 47-17 win over Italy at Twickenham to continue their positive start to the Six Nations championship.
Another star performance and two more tries from Jonathan Joseph saw Stuart Lancaster's men overcome a slow start to maintain their 100% record against Italy.
Joseph's first-half try was the pick of the six as his tricky feet gave him the space to race away from distance. Billy Vunipola, Ben Youngs, Nick Easter and Danny Cipriani's tries added to Joseph's brace, with George Ford kicking another 16 points.
But England didn't have everything their own way. Italy's talismanic captain Sergio Parisse scored first to put the visitors ahead after just three minutes. Luca Morisi's opportunistic try gave the Azzurri some hope after England's two quick-fire tries. And Morisi rounded off the scoring with 10 minutes to go with his second of the match.
England full-back Mike Brown was forced off after being knocked out in a collision with Andrea Masi's shoulder. Brown later took his seat on the bench after treatment in good spirits.
After a weekend break, England travel to Dublin to face Ireland in what is likely to be a crucial match in deciding the Six Nations title.
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