Rampant Wales crush Italy

Dan Biggar scored 21 points as Wales demolished Italy 67-14 in Cardiff on Saturday.

Wales ran in nine tries to secure second spot on the Six Nations log behind England, while Italy finish last with five defeats.

Biggar scored 17 points in the first half (a try, three conversions and two penalties) and together with a try apiece from Rhys Webb and Jonathan Davies, helped Wales lead 27-0 at the break.

The hosts were even more ruthless in the second half, scoring five tries through Jamie Roberts, Liam Williams, Gareth Davies and a brace by hooker Ross Moriarty. 

Backs Guglielmo Palazzani and Gonzalo Garcia crossed for two converted tries, but it was mere consolation for the Azzurri, who end the tournament at the bottom of the standings for the second time in three years.

Wales – Tries: Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, George North, Liam Williams, Ross Moriarty (2), Gareth Davies. Conversions: Biggar (5), Rhys Priestland (3). Penalties: Biggar (2).
Italy – Tries: Guglielmo Palazzani, Gonzalo Garcia. Conversions: Kelly Haimona (2).

Wales – 15 Liam Williams, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Hallam Amos, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Dan Lydiate (c), 5 Luke Charteris, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Scott Baldwin,1 Rob Evans.
Subs: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Gethin Jenkins, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Jake Ball, 20 Ross Moriarty, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Rhys Priestland, 23 Gareth Anscombe.

Italy – 15 David Odiete, 14 Leonardo Tailor, 13 Andrea Pratichetti, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 11 Mattia Bellini, 10 Tommy Allan, 9 Guglielmo Palazzani, 8 Sergio Parisse (c), 7 Alessandro Zanni, 6 Francesco Minto, 5 Valerio Bernabo, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Davide Giazzon, 1 Andrea Lovotti.
Subs: 16 Oliviero Fabiani, 17 Matthew Zanusso, 18 Dario Chistolini, 19 Jacopo Tailor, 20 Braam Steyn, 21 Alberto Lucchese, 22 Kelly Haimona, 23 Luke McLean.

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