Six Nations: Wales 38 – 14 Italy – Wales thumped Italy to go second

Six Nations: Wales 38 - 14 Italy
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Six Nations: Wales 38 – 14 Italy – Wales thrashed the Italian side.  Watch the exciting highlights including yellow card.

Wales ran in five tries to hand Italy their 16th straight Six Nations defeat and jump up to second in the table.

George North, one of 10 changes made by coach Warren Gatland, scored twice.  While Hadleigh Parkes, Justin Tipuric and Cory Hill sealed a bonus-point win.

Matteo Minozzi scored an early try for Italy with Mattia Bellini adding a consolation late on.

Wales will finish second behind champions Ireland if they defeat France with a bonus point next Saturday.

Wales had Liam Williams and Gareth Davies both sent to the sin-bin. Williams’ yellow card being a major talking point. He was penalised for a high tackle on opposite number Minozzi just before half-time.

Former Wales captains Martyn Williams and Jonathan Davies, part of the BBC commentary team, believed it could have been a red card.  With one replay showing Williams’ swinging arm making contact with the Italian’s head.

A hectic and strong game.  No doubt Wales was a winner.  Their tactics superb even though Italy was just as strong. But they couldn’t outdo the Wales side.  Strength and expertise helped them with the win.

Great crowd roared on the game. It was packed auditorium. Welsh supporters were in their glory.

Wales face France on the last day match with only second in the Six Nations on the line.  Ireland will bid for the Grand Slam against England at Twickenham.

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