England defeated Italy 19-15 Saturday in the first Six Nations match to be played at Rome's Stadio Olimpico. England next face Wales at Twickenham on Feb. 25 while winless Italy travel to Dublin to face Ireland.
Rugby's Six Nations tournament kicks off Saturday, with France set to play Italy at the Stade de France. France made it through to the last World Cup finals, but Italy beat Les Bleus in last year's Six Nations.
Australia sent defending Rugby World Cup champions South Africa home Sunday after beating them 11–9 to secure a place in next week's second semi-final matchup against New Zealand, who crushed Argentina 33-10 on Sunday.