WARRINGTON'S Alex Mitchell collected his second England cap in the 31-14 Guinness Six Nations success against Italy at Twickenham yesterday.

Northampton Saints' 25-year-old former Lymm High School student brilliantly created England's final try to put an end to Italy's attempted fightback and secure a first win for new head coach Steve Borthwick.

The scrum-half, a 59th-minute replacement for Leicester Tigers' Jack Van Poortvliet, picked up the ball from a ruck and weaved in and out across the Italian defensive line before taking contact and offloading a one-handed pass for winger Henry Arundell to dive over in the corner.

Watch Mitchell's brilliant build-up play from the 3mins 21secs mark below:

Alex Mitchell lies on the floor after releasing the pass for his winger Henry Arundell to dive over. Picture: PA Wire

Alex Mitchell lies on the floor after releasing the pass for his winger Henry Arundell to dive over. Picture: PA Wire

Mitchell came into the matchday squad in place of England record appearance holder Ben Youngs as a few changes were made to the side which fell at home to Scotland the previous weekend.

Prior to turning professional, Mitchell progressed through the junior ranks to the senior team at Lymm Rugby Club.

His one previous cap came under previous head coach Eddie Jones when he was a try scorer on his debut in England's Autumn International demolition of Tonga 69-3 at Twickenham in November, 2021.

Mitchell also gained senior representative honours as an uncapped international against the Barbarians in 2020 and impressed by setting up two tries.

His first taste of the Twickenham turf though came in a Lymm jersey as part of the club's victorious National Under 12s Cup side, while with Lymm High School he was part of the under 18s team that reached the NatWest Cup quarter finals on two occasions.

Mitchell has earned England caps at every age group from under 16s.