Wales Rugby Team Pick up Their First Win Of the Six Nations!

Harry Corish - Sportin Journalist

Wales’ senior side picked up their first points in this years’ Six Nations Championship, with a 29-17 bonus point victory out in Rome.

It wasn’t easy up against a tough Italian outfit, but tries from Rio Dyer, Liam Williams, Taulupe Faletau plus a penalty try was enough to see off a spirited Italian second half comeback.

It was just the start Warren Gatland and Wales would have wanted, as they found themselves 10-0 up within the first ten minutes.

The visitors lead 22-3 at half time and had earned their 19-point lead at the break. Wales’ attack looked far more dangerous, as they looked to attack from stolen or lost ball, having implemented an intelligent kicking game.

Rhys Webb enjoyed an excellent return to the starting line-up, as he played major roles in Dyer and Faletau’s tries. While the set piece looked much better than in previous weeks, despite struggling late on against a very powerful Italian scrum.

The Azzuri pushed towards the end of the game, but Wales’ defence stood firm to hold on to a much-needed win, at the fourth time of asking this term.

Now Gatland and his team will look towards the daunting task of taking on France in the French capital next week.

On Friday night Wales’ under-20’s fell to a disappointing 29-25 loss out in Treviso, despite leading the game for large periods.

Allesandro Gesi finished off a flowing attack from the hosts early on, while Dan Edwards was keeping his side in the fixture off the kicking tee. Wales quickly found themselves under pressure during the set piece battle, before Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths saw yellow following a series of offences at the scrum.

The Welsh side quickly regalvanised themselves and scored two fantastic tries through scum half Archie Hughes and number 8 Lucas De La Rua, giving Wales a 15-12 lead at the break.

It got even better for Wales when Harri Houston scored a third try, giving the visitors a 10-point lead, early in the second half. But Italy soon closed the deficit, scoring a try of their own just minutes later.

Italy’s set piece dominance began to become a feature of the game, scoring two more tries though their forward dominance, sealing the game late on.