Wales v Italy

Date:

Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

Wales v Italy Match Reports

Wales took another step towards a possible Grand Slam after beating Italy 24-3 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. After a try-less first half, Wales grabbed two tries in the second half through Jamie Roberts and Alex Cuthbert. A selection of match reports is listed below:

Wales v Italy Match Statistics

Wales (9) 24
Tries: Roberts, Cuthbert
Conversions: Halfpenny
Penalties: Halfpenny 3, Priestland

Italy (3) 3
Penalties: Bergamasco

Man of the Match: Alex Cuthbert (Wales)

Wales Team Line up

Backs: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Mike Phillips

Forwards: 1 Gethin Jenkins (captain) , 2 Matthew Rees, 3 Adam Jones, 4 Alun Wyn Jones, 5 Ian Evans, 6 Dan Lydiate, 7 Justin Tipuric, 8 Toby Faletau

Replacements: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Paul James, 18 Luke Charteris, 19 Ryan Jones, 20 Rhys Webb, 21 James Hook, 22 Scott Williams

Italy Team Line up

Backs: 15 Andrea Masi, 14 Luke McLean, 13 Gonzalo Canale, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Mirco Bergamasco, 10 Kristopher Burton, 9 Fabio Semenzato

Forwards: 1 Andrea Lo Cicero, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 5 Cornelius van Zyl, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 7 Simone Favaro, 8 Sergio Parisse (captain)

Replacements: 16 Tommaso D'Apice, 17 Fabio Staibano, 18 Marco Bortolami, 19 Robert Barbieri, 20 Tobias Botes, 21 Tommaso Benvenuti, 22 Giulio Toniolatti

 
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