Italy vs Wales
Italy vs Wales : Wales face Italy today as they look to follow up last week’s win in Paris with another away Six Nations 2019 victory.
Italy vs Wales Live Stream After coming back from 16-0 down to win in Paris , a Grand Slam in Warren Gatland’s final campaign as Wales coach is still on.
However, with only one game behind them and tougher tests to come, Wales’ players won’t be getting far ahead of themselves – with Italy firmly their focus.
Gatland has made 10 changes to the side from Paris to face the Azzurri – who last won a Six Nations match back in 2015.
You can follow all the build-up and action from Rome live with rugby writer Matthew Southcombe below…
Italy vs Wales Live
Italy: Jayden Hayward; Edoardo Padovani, Michele Campagnaro, Luca Morisi, Angelo Esposito; Tommaso Allan, Guglielmo Palazzani; Nicola Quaglio, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Simone Ferrari, David Sisi, Dean Budd, Sebastian Negri, Abraham Steyn, Sergio Parisse (capt).
Replacements: Luca Bigi, Cherif Traore, Tiziano Pasquali, Federico Ruzza, Marco Barbini, Edoardo Gori, Ian McKinley, Tommaso Benvenuti.
Wales: Liam Williams; Jonah Holmes, Jonathan Davies (capt), Owen Watkin, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Aled Davies; Nicky Smith, Elliot Dee, Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Adam Beard, Aaron Wainwright, Thomas Young, Josh Navidi.
Replacements: Ryan Elias, Wyn Jones, Dillon Lewis, Alun Wyn Jones, Ross Moriarty, Gareth Davies, Gareth Anscombe, Hallam Amos
Italy coach Conor O’Shea has made two changes for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Wales.
Edoardo Padovani comes into the backline and Nicola Quaglio into the front row as Italy look to bounce back from their opening defeat to Scotland.
Padovani, who scored a try off the bench in the second half against Scotland, comes onto the right wing while Michele Campagnaro shifts back inside to his preferred position in the centre.
That means Tommaso Castello drops out of the matchday 23, while Quaglio replaces loosehead prop Andrea Lovotti, who has the flu.
Sadly, it was an all too familiar story for Italy as they slumped to a 33-20 defeat to Scotland in their opener at Murrayfield where three late tries added a little respectability to the scoreline but failed to quell fears that this is going to be another fruitless Six Nations for Conor O’Shea’s men.