Wales lose Rugby League World Cup opener to Italy

Italy were too strong for Wales in the sides' Rugby League World Cup match. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Italy beat Wales 32-16 at the Millennium Stadium on the opening day of the Rugby League World Cup.

Aidan Guerra scored two tries for the in-form Italians, who beat England in a warm-up match last week.

The defeat leaves Wales on course to meet tournament favourites Australia in the quarter-finals.

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