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England showed their best moves but how will they play in bigger games? | Nick Evans

There was much to admire in England’s attack against Italy although the big backs did show defensive frailties

Twickenham seemed strangely subdued on Saturday – that’s what happens when 80,000 people already know the outcome before the match – but for those who see the glass half-full it was everything we have wanted to see from England in an attacking sense. Power and pace and the right people on the ball making the right decisions, even if that’s a hooker throwing miss?passes or a tighthead prop threading it in behind the line. For those who see the glass half-empty, however, defensively there were concerns – or if I was involved with one of the Southern Hemisphere sides I would have seen encouraging signs of ways to take advantage.

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