Lackluster Wales see off Italy in Six Nations

Wales struggled to overpower Italy 26-15 in the Six Nations on Saturday, notching up a record-equalling 11th straight victory to become the first Welsh team to enjoy such a win streak in over a century but failing to sparkle.



Monday, February 11, 2019

Wales struggled to overpower Italy 26-15 in the Six Nations on Saturday, notching up a record-equalling 11th straight victory to become the first Welsh team to enjoy such a win streak in over a century but failing to sparkle.

Wales dominated possession but scored only two tries in a performance unlikely cause concern for their next opponents, England.

The visitors took 54 minutes to score their first try, when winger Josh Adams touched down, having shown too much respect to the home side in the first half when starting flyhalf Dan Biggar kicked four penalties.

"If we play like that against England, it could be embarrassing," Wales head coach Warren Gatland told ITV Sport, barely savoring the fact he had just steered the team to equal a Welsh record that was set from 1907-10.

"But we won't play like that," he added. "There are lots of things we need to improve on for England."

Reuters