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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

81'
Conversion

Ioan Lloyd converts the try.

81'
Try

Mason Grady goes on their own for a try.

81'

This is dangerous for the defence as Mason Grady bursts through to advance the Wales attack.

81'
Conversion

Ioan Lloyd has kicked a conversion.

79'

George North comes off.

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Try

Wales are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Will Rowlands picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.

78'

Leonardo Marin comes on.

75'

Monty Ioane comes off.

75'

Riccardo Favretto comes on.

75'

Niccolo Cannone comes off.

75'

Wales decide to make a substitution, with Harri O'Connor getting some game time.

73'

Wales decide to make a substitution, with Dillon Lewis being replaced.

73'

Wales decide to make a substitution, with Kemsley Mathias getting some game time.

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Wales decide to make a substitution, with Gareth Thomas being replaced.

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Wales decide to make a substitution, with Evan Lloyd getting some game time.

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Wales decide to make a substitution, with Elliot Dee being replaced.

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Wales decide to make a substitution, with Ioan Lloyd getting some game time.

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Wales decide to make a substitution, with Sam Costelow being replaced.

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Penalty Goal

Martin Page-Relo has kicked a penalty goal.

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Penalty Goal

Paolo Garbisi has kicked a penalty goal.

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Conversion

The Wales supporters go wild as Sam Costelow successfully kicks the conversion.

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Try

Wales are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Elliot Dee touching down.

63'

Wales sub Kieran Hardy comes onto the field.

62'

Tomos Williams departs for Wales.

62'

The defensive line has been broken as Rio Dyer goes through the gap.

61'

Italy sub Manuel Zuliani comes onto the field.

60'

Sebastian Negri departs for Italy.

60'

Mackenzie Martin comes on for Wales.

57'

Alex Mann leaves the field.

57'

Gianmarco Lucchesi comes on for Italy.

57'

Giacomo Nicotera leaves the field.

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Mirco Spagnolo comes on for Italy.

57'

Danilo Fischetti leaves the field.

57'

What a run here by Josh Adams as they get over the gainline!

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What a run here by Cameron Winnett as they get over the gainline!

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Will Rowlands comes on.

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Adam Beard comes off.

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Giosue Zilocchi comes on.

50'

Simone Ferrari comes off.

50'

Martin Page-Relo comes on.

50'

Stephen Varney comes off.

50'

Ross Vintcent comes on.

50'

Lorenzo Cannone comes off.

50'

Wales decide to make a substitution, with Mason Grady getting some game time.

48'

Wales decide to make a substitution, with Nick Tompkins being replaced.

48'
Conversion

Paolo Garbisi adds the two points for Italy.

46'
Try

Slick passing by Italy leads to a try for Lorenzo Pani.

45'

Spellbinding play by Monty Ioane is finished off with a try.

45'

Monty Ioane makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

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Rio Dyer makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

43'

Italy make a substitution with Giacomo Nicotera coming on.

40'

Italy make a substitution with Gianmarco Lucchesi coming off.

40'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40'

Gianmarco Lucchesi comes on.

29'

Giacomo Nicotera comes off.

29'

Trouble here as Tomos Williams breaches the defence.

26'

Paolo Garbisi curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the left.

20'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Italy is finished off by Monty Ioane

19'

This is dangerous for the defence as Monty Ioane bursts through to advance the Italy attack.

19'

Paolo Garbisi sets up the try.

19'

This is dangerous for the defence as Monty Ioane bursts through to advance the Italy attack.

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Penalty Goal

Paolo Garbisi makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.

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Penalty Goal

Paolo Garbisi kicks the penalty.

5'

The defensive line has been broken as Louis Lynagh goes through the gap.

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The defensive line has been broken as Monty Ioane goes through the gap.

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We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

Italy v Wales

Six Nations - Round 5
Sat 16th March 2024, 10:15am
Principality Stadium

Points Flow Chart

Italy win +3
Wales
Italy
Wales
Time in lead
Italy
0
Mins in lead
77
0%
% Of Game In Lead
94%
80%
Possession Last 10 min
20%
14
Points Last 10 min
6

Key Events

Full Time
Lloyd
21 - 24
81'
Grady
19 - 24
81'
Lloyd
14 - 24
79'
Rowlands
12 - 24
78'
Page-Relo
72'
7 - 24
Garbisi
70'
7 - 21
Costelow
7 - 18
63'
Dee
5 - 18
63'
Garbisi
46'
0 - 18
Pani
45'
0 - 16
Half Time
Ioane
19'
0 - 11
Garbisi
13'
0 - 6
Garbisi
5'
0 - 3
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
1.9
11
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
2.4
5
Entries

Attack Profile

Wales
Italy
More Less More

Defence Profile

Wales
Italy
More Less More

Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
44%
28%
3-6 secs
36%
25%
6+ secs
15%
45%
139
Rucks Won
61

Last 5 Penalties

65'
68'
71'
75'
76'
Wales
Italy

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Who Will Win?

On Saturday 16th March, Wales host Italy at the Principality Stadium in the final round of the 2024 Six Nations Championship.

Wales will be the favourites for this match, They’ve won four out of the last five meetings between the sides and have historically dominated against the Azzurri. That said, Italy cannot be discounted entirely. They defeated Wales at the Principality Stadium in 2022 and they’ll be looking to triumph over Warren Gatland’s men once more in this year’s championship.

Think you know which way Wales vs Italy will go? Vote in our poll.

Head-to-Head

In the last five meetings between the two sides, Wales have won four times while Italy have only won once. During this period, Wales have averaged 36 points per match, while Italy have only averaged 13. Due to this, it looks as though a home win could be on the cards here.

That said, home advantage doesn't necessarily exist in this fixture. After all, the stats show that the home team has only won 40% of the last five Wales vs Italy matches!

Team Form

Wales come into this match looking to re-establish themselves on the international stage. They’ve suffered in the past few years and finished the 2023 Six Nations down in fifth place. However, since then, their form under Warren Gatland has been good. In addition to giving game time to young players, he has led Wales to the quarter-final stage of the Rugby World Cup.

Meanwhile, Italy are entering their own new era. Now led by the legendary Gonzalo Quesada, they’re looking to turn their form around after a difficult 2023, where they finished bottom of the Six Nations and were eliminated at the pool stage of the Rugby World Cup. During this tournament, they were memorably hammered 60-7 by France and 96-17 by New Zealand!

Below our team form guide, you can see in-depth stats about how the two sides have performed in their last five games, including stats about the number of tries they’ve scored, their overall points difference and the number of times they’ve scored the first try. We’ve also detailed how often each team has scored the first points in a game and how often they’ve won the race to 10 points.

Player Head-to-Head

Wales vs Italy matches tend to be high-scoring affairs. As a result, it’s not uncommon for certain players to dominate the scoreboard.

With this in mind, here’s how Gareth Anscombe and Tommaso Allan have performed in recent Wales vs Italy clashes. Could either of these stars of the game produce a 20+ point performance that decides the match?

Other Fixtures

The Six Nations fixture between Wales and Italy is one of the highlights of the rugby calendar. However, it takes place alongside two other vital Six Nations fixtures: Ireland vs Scotland and France vs England.

Take a look at the latest fixtures and results so that you can plan your rugby viewing over the final weekend of Six Nations action.

When was the first meeting between Wales and Italy? When was the first meeting between Wales and Italy?

Wales first faced Italy in 1994. This match took place at the National Stadium in Cardiff, with Wales winning 29-19.

Which team has won more matches against the other, Wales or Italy? Which team has won more matches against the other, Wales or Italy?

In total, Wales and Italy have faced each other 32 times since 1994. Since then, Wales have won 28 matches, while Italy have won three. An additional match ended in a draw.

When did Italy first beat Wales? When did Italy first beat Wales?

Italy first beat Wales during the 2003 Six Nations Championship. In the 9th meeting between the two sides, Italy triumphed 30-22 at the Stadio Flaminio in Rome.

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