Italy never an easy game – Care

Date published: March 12 2014

Scrum-half Danny Care insists England must not worry about Saturday's late match in Paris and instead focus on doing a job on Italy.

England scrum-half Danny Care has said his side must not worry about Saturday's late match in Paris and instead focus on doing a job on Italy.

Ireland take on France at the Stade de France this weekend knowing that any victory is highly likely to see them crowned Six Nations champions.

But the English will face Italy first up on the final day of the Championship, with Care knowing all they can do is put in a strong performance.

“We are looking forward to Italy. We know it's going to be great place to play, a tough place to play and we've got to play really well to win,” he told Sky Sports News ahead of the Rome clash.

“We are not thinking about points at all it's all about going out there and putting in a performance.

“It's never had an easy game against Italy, every game it's been tough. We know the challenge ahead. We know we have to put in a very good performance to get the win.”

England enter the game on the back of confidence boosting 29-18 win over Wales at Twickenham, with Care admitting it was a priceless result against their bitter rivals.

“It was an unbelievable feeling to beat a team like Wales with the amount of spirit they had and with everything that was said about last year,” he said.

“It was just great to go out there and win the game, putting in an 80 minute performance was the key thing and I think we did that.

“We were a bit disappointed with how many penalties we gave away especially with the kicker of Leigh's ability. I think we learnt from the Ireland game that we needed to take our chances when we got them and luckily in this game we did.

“(But) we were happy with how we played. We wanted to play with really high intensity and I thought we did that for the full 80 minutes. Even at the end our defence was outstanding again to shut them out and not let them score any tries.”