Wales then lost an injured Tipuric after 16 minutes, with Gloucester back-row forward Moriarty replacing him for his Six Nations debut, and Italy were immediately reduced to 14 men when Palazzani was sin-binned for illegally halting a quick Webb penalty. Roberts in particular has perhaps been their star of the tournament, and rugby writer Brendan Gallagher was in awe of the Harlequins midfielder:. Six Nations fixtures Read more on Six Nations fixtures. Wales head coach Warren Gatland: "We know sometimes we've been slow starters in campaigns but we've just got to keep working hard on that and today was a good response by the players. Back to top.
Wales sealed second place behind England in the Six Nations thanks to a record-breaking win over Italy. Warren Gatland's team scored nine tries on their way to their biggest points total in a championship game in Cardiff. Replacement Ross Moriarty crossed twice as Wales won by a. Archive: Six Nations - Dominant Wales thrash Italy in Rome had kept their title hopes alive until the closing stages of Scotland v Ireland. Get a report of the Wales vs Italy Six Nations rugby match.
Wales had the bit between their teeth, and they delivered a brilliantly-executed try four minutes later after Biggar ran from inside his own 22, with Roberts, North and Williams all handling before finished off with a metre run to the line.
However, the Welsh emerged a different team for the second half, with Liam Williams getting the ball rolling when he touched down after Webb's quick penalty. Roberts scored a first-half try for Wales, answered by Venditti, with Leigh Halfpenny kicking a brace of penalties which were matched by Kelly Haimona and Orquera, who also converted Venditti's try.
Italy claimed second-half consolation scores from scrum-half Guglielmo Palazzani and centre Gonzalo Garcia, with Kelly Haimona kicking two conversions, but they suffered another landslide Six Nations defeat just seven days on from conceding 58 points against Ireland. Head coach Warren Gatland watched as Wales recorded a strong finish to this year's tournament and dispatched the Azzurri with a nine-try performance.
An error-ridden final quarter saw Italy's handling errors rocket, and Brunel's tired-looking underdogs struggled to put up much of a fight against a Welsh lineup full of players with points to prove. Wales secured runners-up spot in this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship after running riot against outclassed visitors Italy.
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Wales cemented a runners-up finish in the RBS Six Nations on Saturday after their backs ran rampant to demolish Wooden Spoon winners Italy at.
This was Wales's biggest win in the Six Nations and the most points they have scored in Wales were impressive but Italy, for whom this was a last game under their head. Six Nations · The Observer. Anything else v 14 men and six changes - deeply unimpressive with all the whining afterwards.
Full-back David Odiete weaved a dazzling run deep into Welsh territory with just over half-an-hour remaining, but his wayward pass meant the passage of play eventually fell down with the guests still scoreless.
Any hopes of an Italian comeback appeared slim to none after going in at the interval down, and after playing such a fundamental role in some of his side's earlier buildup, Roberts got on the scoresheet just five minutes after the restart. Substitute Gareth Davies, on in the place of Webb, completed a record win in added time as Wales chose to play to the final whistle and further demonstrate their superiority over minnow opposition.
North completed his hat-trick in 10 minutes, followed by scores for Webb, Warburton - after a sensational yard move - and Scott Williams, as Warren Gatland's team made Italy pay for Quintin Geldenhuys' yellow card. Wales Home Rugby Union Home. England suffering mental block in closing out matches - Eddie Jones Eddie Jones' side blew a point lead to draw with Scotland in a remarkable game at Twickenham.
Italy almost made it back to 15 men having failed to concede a try during Palazzani's spell in the bin, but Biggar timed a 28th-minute break to perfection, exchanging a one-two with Roberts before soaring over for Wales' second score.
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|A week after seeing their title hopes destroyed by England at Twickenham, Wales responded with a nine-try romp that left the Azzurri battered and breathless, beaten at the Principality Stadium.
An error-ridden final quarter saw Italy's handling errors rocket, and Brunel's tired-looking underdogs struggled to put up much of a fight against a Welsh lineup full of players with points to prove. Fly-half Dan Biggar contributed 15 points with the boot.
Biggar's conversion made itleaving Italy in major damage-limitation mode as another landslide Six Nations defeat beckoned, with their cause not helped by wing Mattia Bellini and centre Andrea Pratichetti both limping off injured in quick succession.
Adrian optimistic of facing Southampton 16 Aug From the section Football. Scrum-half Rhys Webb started the rout with the opening try within five minutes, and wing George North scored his fourth try in successive games.
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Wales scored nine tries in a record victory over Italy at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. It was Wales'. Official Welsh Rugby Union RBS 6 Nations website; news, fixtures, merchandise, tickets, player profiles and venue information for the.
Brendan gallagher gallagherbren Odd 6N for wales but Jamie Roberts has had a storming tournament.
Italy almost made it back to 15 men having failed to concede a try during Palazzani's spell in the bin, but Biggar timed a 28th-minute break to perfection, exchanging a one-two with Roberts before soaring over for Wales' second score. Does watching sport make us happy? Six Nations fixtures Read more on Six Nations fixtures.
And Gareth Davies rounded things off with his seventh international touchdown with the clock well into the red and Italy trying to claim a third try. With the s now in the books, Huw Richards breaks down the numbers and looks at how the decade stacks up against over a century of the Six Nations.
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|Italy scored tries through wings Giovanbattista Venditti and Leonardo Sarto, the latter converted in the last minute by replacement fly-half Luciano Orquera.
But Wales' lap of honour was not what it might have been if they had played better in the first hour against England. Wales put 60 points on Italy in Rome last year and have scored 67 today.
For Italy, this was yet another display that might support some who question their participation in the Six Nations after falling painfully short in Cardiff. Wales produced a stunning second-half performance to crush Italy by a record margin, but Ireland took the Six Nations title, despite England coming within a converted try of lifting the trophy.