Second-half salvo seals Saxons success
Published 07/02/2010 | 20:02
England Saxons scored four second-half tries to secure a 31-5 victory over Italy A in Treviso.
The Saxons, featuring seven capped players in the match 22 including Melbourne Rebels target Danny Cipriani, trailed 5-0 at the interval.
Shane Geraghty's penalty and a try from Worcester winger Miles Benjamin after David Strettle's break pushed the Saxons ahead by the hour mark.
England's powerful pack earned a penalty try before Saracens full-back Alex Goode and Strettle sealed a second consecutive victory.
The Saxons beat Ireland A 17-13 in Gloucester last weekend.
Coach Stuart Lancaster said: "It was a tough first half. Italy did very well they scored a good try and we needed to break them down. We changed in the second half to a more high-tempo game.
"We've worked hard with this group of players and I'm pleased with the way they came back in the second half."