Wales kept their Six Nations Grand Slam hopes alive with a 48-7 demolition of Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday.
Gameflow: It wasn’t much of a contest, to be honest. Wales created all the play and, in the process, reduced Italy to bystanders. The visitors outscored the Azzurri seven tries to one on their merry way to a statement 41-point victory. Wales have now extended their lead at the top of the Six Nations table and increased their chances of claiming a coveted Grand Slam title.
Star performer: Hooker Ken Owens will deservedly get the plaudits for his two-try performace behind a dominant driving maul. But Josh Navidi, who was also the official man of the match, was a cut above the rest. This one was of his best displays in a Wales shirt.
Key stats: Wales spent six minutes and 56 seconds in the opposition 22 and scored four points per visit in the 22. By contrast, Italy spent five minutes and 34 seconds inside the opposition 22, scoring one point per visit.
Italy – Try: Monty Ioane. Conversion: Paolo Garbisi.
Wales – Tries: Josh Adams, Taulupe Faletau, Ken Owens (2), George North, Callum Sheedy, Louis Rees-Zammit. Conversions: Dan Biggar (3), Sheedy (2). Penalty: Biggar.