Italy vs England 2022: team lineups for rugby Six Nations match, date, kick off time and where to watch on TV

Rugby’s Greatest Championship continues this weekend and the third and final fixture of Round Two sees England take on Italy in Rome.

The 2022 Six Nations Championship continues this weekend and Round Two concludes with England taking on Italy as both sides look to get their first win of the tournament.

England lost to Scotland at Murrayfield last weekend as their rivals retained the Calcutta Cup while Italy were on the end of a 37-10 defeat to title favourites France in Paris.

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Their meeting is the third of three Six Nations fixtures taking place this weekend with Wales hosting Scotland and Ireland travelling to France prior to clash in Rome.

Here is everything you need to know about how to watch the match, when and where it kicks off and how the teams will line-up:

Italy v England Six Nations 2022 date and kick off time

Marcus Smith of England looks on during the Guinness Six Nations match between Scotland and England at BT Murrayfield Stadium on February 05, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland

Italy v England is the third and final fixture in Round Two of the 2022 Six Nations and kicks off at 15:00 UK time on Sunday, February 13.

The Stadio Olimpico in Rome, which hosts all of Italy’s home rugby internationals, will be the venue for the fixture.

The Italians have never beaten England in their history, losing all 28 meetings including last year where Eddie Jones’ side won 41-18 at Twickenham.

Italy v England Six Nations 2022 team news

Both teams have already been named ahead of their 2022 Six Nations opener.

Italy make three changes from the Starting XV that lost their opening match to France with Pietro Ceccarelli replacing Tiziano Pasquali at tight head prop, Braam Steyn coming in for Sebastian Negri at blindside flanker and Federico Mori replacing try scorer Tommaso Menoncello on the wing.

Starting XV: Danilo Fischetti, Gianmarco Lucchesi, Pietro Ceccarelli, Niccolo Cannone, Federico Ruzza, Braam Steyn, Michele Lamaro (captain), Toa Halafihi, Stephen Varney, Paolo Garbisi, Monty Ioane, Marco Zanon, Ignacio Brex, Federico Mori, Edoardo Padovani.

Replacements: Hame Faiva, Cherif Traore, Tiziano Pasquali, David Sisi, Sebastian Negri, Giovanni Pettinelli, Alessandro Fusco, Leonardo Marin.

For England, Eddie Jones has rung the changes from the starting XV that lost to Scotland with several players dropping to the bench and others moving positions.

Maro Itoje goes from lock to flanker while Joe Marchant switches from wing to centre. Dropped from the starting team are Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler, Leiws Ludlam, Sam Simmonds, Ben Youngs and Elliot Daly.

Starting XV: Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Will Stuart, Charlie Ewels, Nick Isiekwe, Maro Itoje, Tom Curry (captain), Alex Dombrandt, Harry Randall, Marcus Smith, Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Joe Marchant, Max Malins, Freddie Steward.

Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Ollie Chessum, Sam Simmonds, Ben Youngs, George Ford, Elliot Daly.

What channel is Italy v England on? How to watch Six Nations 2022 and live stream

UK viewers can watch the game live on ITV from 14:15 which is 45 minutes before the match kicks off.

The match can also be streamed live on the ITV Hub.

BBC Two will be showing highlights of the match from 18:00 as well as from Wales v Scotland and France v Ireland which will then be available on the BBC Iplayer.

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