Jonathan Joseph picks up second half hat-trick as England thump Italy

first_imgMonday Feb 15, 2016 Jonathan Joseph picks up second half hat-trick as England thump Italy Jonathan Joseph scored a hat-trick of tries as England put in a strong second half display to punish Italy 40-9 in Rome on Sunday. England now top the overall Six Nations table, tied with France but ahead due to points difference.Joseph’s first try in the 53rd minute, and intercept, swung the game England’s way as Italy were putting up a determined fight in front of their home crowd.He scored two more, prompting new coach Eddie Jones to come to his defence post match, when questions were still being asked about Elliot Daly possibly snapping at Joseph’s heels.“A lot of talk from you guys, not a lot of talk from me, let’s get that right… he wasn’t under pressure for his spot,” the former Japan coach said.“He’s got to be able to read the game well and he did that exceptionally well today. Last week (vs Scotland) he did it exceptionally well and his defence today was very good. He is a seriously good player.”Jones said that they fully expected to have a strong second half showing.“I was pleased by the way we put them away. In the end we were quite dominant. We were quite brutal in the second half, really came off the line and hurt the Italians.”Italy’s captain Sergio Parisse tried to remain positive despite the hiding they received.“I’m very disappointed. I don’t like this, you can’t lose by 40 points. But this doesn’t change anything, we will work harder and be more determined.”Short highlights below, with an extended wrap to followADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more