The boot of Johnny Sexton and some ferocious defending meant Ireland won out 18-11 against France. English centre Johnathan Joseph continued to star as with two of his sides six tries in a 47-17 win against Italy, while Wales won out 26-23 winners over an ever improving Scotland.
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Joseph has been one of the shining stars of the Six Nations so far and he scored his second and third tries of the competition against Italy. His first against the Italians has been the pick of his three and arguably the pick of England’s six tries on Saturday.
After Chris Robshaw turned over the ball, England spread it right and as Joseph gathered his quick feet got him around Kelly Haimona and he scorched past the chasing Italians from inside his own half and avoided a last gasp ankle tap attempt from Leonardo Sarto.
After shocking England by taking an early lead through a Sergio Parisse try in the third minute, the second half was well underway before Italy got on the scoreboard again. But it was certainly worth the wait.
Sarto caught his own delicate chip in behind the England defence before the ball was swept left with Luca Morisi taking it on the English 10 metre line and tearing straight through their defence to finish off an excellent break with a fine try.
Scotland once again proved difficult to beat, but ultimately they still lack a little bit of real quality. Another moral victory as they again performed well but we’re sure the Scottish would have preferred a real victory over a moral on.
Stuart Hogg did score a fine try, although Rhys Webb’s try for Wales ran Hogg close for try of the game. With Wales in a strong position on the Scottish 22, Finn Russell’s superb turnover when Alex Cuthbert went to ground released Hogg who did the rest. He scorched past Richard Hibbard who tried to narrow the angle but the full back had pace to burn to go from deep in his own half to under the posts.
Catch all the other tries and highlights from Round 2 here.