Young to make Wales Six Nations debut in Italy

Annette Crawford
February 12, 2019

Thomas Young and Jonah Holmes will make their first Six Nations appearances, and a rotated front row will feature Nicky Smith, Elliot Dee and Samson Lee, with Jake Ball replacing Jones in the second-row.

Italy scored the only try of the first half to trail 12-7 at halftime and Wales didn't score a try until the 53rd minute and finished with only two, but it was enough to notch an 11th successive victory, tying the Welsh record set 109 years ago. Wales didn't score a try until the 53rd minute and finished with only two.

11 - @WelshRugbyUnion have now won 11 consecutive matches, equalling their best ever winning run (1907-1910).

He also gave credit to Italy, who he said made it hard for his team to find their rhythm in attack. This is the big game: Italy vs Wales.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland: "We have made a number of changes, but picked what we think is a very exciting team that still has huge experience throughout it".

Scrum-half Aled Davies launched a break from a scrum down the right with Liam Williams setting up Adams for a try which Biggar converted.

ITALY - J Hayward; E Padovani, M Campagnaro, L Morisi, A Esposito; T Allan, G Palazzani; N Quaglio, L Ghiraldini, S Ferrari; D Sisi, D Budd; S Negri, A Jurgens Steyn, S Parisse.

"You're not always brilliant and we weren't".


"We got out of jail".

That won't matter to them, though, after starting the championship with two wins away from home before returning to Cardiff to face title rivals England in two weeks.

"Italy will be hurting after last weekend (they lost to Scotland), but they are a different proposition in Rome".

We didn't play as well as we would have liked and part of that was probably due to us not having the continuity that we would have had if we hadn't made so many changes.

"I can't fault the boys' effort", he said. But we came to a hard place to play rugby and got the result. "Hopefully we'll go under the radar".

Dan Biggar took advantage from the tee for Wales, scoring 12 points for his nation throughout the entire first half.

This is the second match which is played in the second round of the Six Nations 2019. It wasn't a great performance, but sometimes you have to win ugly. He nailed a penalty after the break to cut the deficit to two. "Ireland took their opportunities".

"We're disappointed. Handling errors cost us, but the referee doesn't seem to like us", he said.

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