‘Small steps forward’: Borthwick praises England’s maul after win over Italy

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Steve Borthwick believes the Twickenham faithful will have lapped up England’s maul-or-nothing performance against Italy after chalking up the first win of his tenure as head coach.

England killed off a dangerous Italian side with three tries from driving mauls as well as a close-range score from Ollie Chessum before Henry Arundell dotted down late on to return their side to winning ways after the defeat by Scotland in the tournament opener. Borthwick was quick to point out how far behind their championship rivals – who played out a thrilling contest on Saturday – his side are but pointed to “small steps forward” with a trip to Wales next up on Saturday week.

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Written by Gerard Meagher at Twickenham
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