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Wales slip up against Italy in Women's Six Nations

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(Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images for Guinness)

Wales let slip a half-time lead against Italy to begin their Women’s Six Nations campaign with a 19-15 home loss.


Robyn Wilkins kicked an early penalty and also converted Hannah Jones’ try to give Wales a 10-5 lead at the interval, with Italy scoring through hooker Melissa Bettoni but also spurning a number of other chances.

The visitors made amends after the break and scrum-half Sara Barattin was stopped just short of the line after a superb break, but the ball was quickly recycled for winger Maria Magatti to dive over from close range.

Five minutes later Italy worked the ball wide from a five-metre scrum and left wing Sofia Stefan was given a simple finish, with Michela Sillari converting both scores to make it 19-10.

Wales refused to throw in the towel and Kelsey Jones scored a well-worked try from a line-out, but Italy held on to seal victory at Cardiff Arms Park.



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