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Italy 7-48 Wales: Six Nations 2021 – because it occurred!

Comforting information for Italy because the spectacular Stephen Varney returns at scrum half to renew his burgeoning partnership with Paolo Garbisi who will shepherd a backline that includes one different change: Mattia Bellini for Luca Sperandio on the wing. There’s additionally some switches within the pack with props Giosué Zilocchi and Danilo Fischetti, and lock Niccolò Cannone all beginning.

For Wales, second row Adam Beard is rested and makes approach for Cory Hill with the one different change an enforced one as Keiran Hardy’s hamstring tweak sees Gareth Davies regain the 9 shirt. It will carry Lloyd Williams onto the bench in one more clear instance of simply how a lot Pivac not fancies Rhys Webb at this stage. In any other case the XV that achieved a report factors whole towards England is informed to crack on.

ITALY: Jacopo Trulla; Mattia Bellini, Ignacio Brex, Carlo Canna, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Danilo Fischetti, Luca Bigi (capt), Giosué Zilocchi, Niccolò Cannone, David Sisi, Sebastian Negri, Johan Meyer, Michele Lamaro.

Replacements: 16 Oliviero Fabiani, 17 Andrea Lovotti, 18 Marco Riccioni, 19 Marco Lazzaroni, 20 Maxime Mbandà, 21 Marcello Violi, 22 Federico Mori, 23 Edoardo Padovani.

WALES: Liam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Jonathan Davies, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.

Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rhys Carre, 18 Leon Brown, 19 Jake Ball, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Callum Sheedy, 23 Uilisi Halaholo.