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  • Aug 31, 2014
  • Updated: 5:02am

Italy Rugby

Wales hold off dogged Italy to kickstart hat-trick bid

Holders Wales got their bid for an historic hat-trick of Six Nations titles off to a nervy start when they squeezed past a dogged Italy 23-15 in the opening match on Saturday. First-half tries by Alex Cuthbert and Scott Williams gave the hosts a handy 17-3 lead at the break.

Saturday, 22 February, 2014, 3:18pm

Italy looking ahead to Scotland after stunning win against France

Italy's 23-18 victory over grand slam hopefuls France at Rome's Olympic Stadium was one earned with a combination of grit, conviction - and a few French handling errors that proved costly in the end.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:29pm