Wales' efforts to record a big points difference against Italy to claim the Six Nations got off to a bad start - as they gave away a penalty within the opening 10 seconds of the game in Rome.
They were penalised for blocking off the Italians when claiming the kick-off, and fly-half Kelly Haimona kicked the points.
Leigh Halfpenny knocked over two penalties for Wales, and Luciano Orquera another for Italy, as both sides were repeatedly penalised early on.
Wales made their breakthrough after 19 minutes, though, when Halfpenny's kick through was gathered by Jamie Roberts to touch down. Halfpenny couldn't kick the conversion from out wide, but Wales lead 11-6 after 20 minutes.
Rugby fans have taken to Twitter to complain of the way the Welsh national anthem was played at the Stadio Olimpico.
Many criticised the anthem for being played too fast that the team and people watching couldn't keep up.
Whoever is in the band playing our Welsh national anthem, your going to fast mate
Have the band actually ever heard the welsh national anthem!? Think they read the quaver tempo not the crochet tempo!
Italy are currently in the lead 3-0.
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Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has called for the final round of Six Nations matches to be played simultaneously, to avoid teams having the advantage of a later kick-off.
Tournament leaders England play France at Twickenham in the late match tomorrow, knowing exactly what they need to do to lift the trophy with Wales and Ireland having already played.
Howley claims that scheduling puts Wales at a clear disadvantage to reclaim the trophy they last won in 2013, while preventing a more exciting conclusion if the final games were played at the same time.
"I do really enjoy the last day of the Premiership football where you have everyone listening to their radios for the scores...The drama of that situation is unique. It would be unique in rugby and it should be the case in the Six Nations...In terms of all of us kicking off at the same time there would be some drama in the game knowing what changes had to be made and the message that needed to be got onto the pitch."
Wales have won on their last three visits to Rome, but Howley believes that recent record counts for nothing heading into tomorrow's game.
"Going first up it's important we win the game, although I am not too sure what we will do will be enough...Ireland and England will have the opportunity after our game to know what they have to do, which is always a good thing...That could be a hindrance to us but we have to focus on our game and make sure we win."
Wales kick off their game with Italy tomorrow afternoon at 12:30.
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley feels the final round of RBS 6 Nations matches should be played simultaneously to stop teams having the advantage of a later kick-off.
Tournament leaders England will kick-off against France at Twickenham on Saturday evening knowing exactly what they need to do to win the title with fellow contenders Ireland and Wales having played earlier in the day.
England's points difference is four better than Ireland, who travel to play Scotland at Murrayfield, and 25 more than Wales who open the championship's final weekend of action with a lunchtime appointment in Italy.
Howley claims that scheduling puts Wales at a clear disadvantage to reclaim the trophy they last won in 2013 while preventing a more exciting conclusion if the final games were played at the same time.
I do really enjoy the last day of the Premiership football where you have everyone listening to their radios for the scores.
The drama of that situation is unique. It would be unique in rugby and it should be the case in the Six Nations.
In terms of all of us kicking off at the same time there would be some drama in the game knowing what changes had to be made and the message that needed to be got onto the pitch
Cardiff Airport is warning fans flying to Italy for Wales' last Six Nations game to check for potential disruption before they fly.
Air traffic controllers in Italy plan to strike tomorrow, when many supporters are likely to fly out to Rome for Saturday's match.
Cardiff Airport says passengers should check with their airlines directly for any changes to their schedule.
Wales star Jonathan Davies expects so-called Super Saturday to be a "pretty twitchy" business when this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship hurtles towards a climax this weekend.
Wales face a lunchtime appointment with Italy in Rome and could then endure the best part of a five-hour wait before discovering if they have done enough to be crowned Six Nations champions for the third time in four years.
Leaders England, second-placed Ireland and Wales, in third, are all on six points, but England's points difference is currently 25 better than Wales', while Ireland have a 21-point advantage on Davies and company.
Wales, though, can throw down the challenge to their title rivals by cutting loose against an injury-hit Italian side that was crushed 29-0 at home by France just three days ago.
But even if Wales win the Six Nations, there will be no trophy presentation until after they return home on Sunday, with organisers deciding to send the original Six Nations trophy to Twickenham and its solitary replica being paraded at Murrayfield, where Ireland tackle Scotland.
I am sure we'll find a trophy somewhere, like a plastic cup or something!
Obviously, people are doubting us and don't think we're going to be involved. But we just worry about ourselves, concentrate on ourselves and on putting a performance together that hopefully means we can get the cup on Sunday.
We will all be pretty twitchy, I assume, although there are a couple of boys who can just go off and switch off.
I think the boys will be watching the other games. There is a dinner afterwards and I am sure the phones will be checked for score updates, but hopefully we can put ourselves in a position to put pressure on the opposition.
It's a tough ask but I think we can do it. We've reacted well in the past to certain situations like this. It's an exciting time for us.
Three senior Wales players - Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Biggar and Scott Williams - and uncapped New Zealand-born fly half Gareth Anscombe have all signed national dual contracts.
It brings the total number of players who have committed their futures to regional rugby and the Wales national team to 12.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis said: "We have achieved our ambition of securing some of our most talented players under the umbrella of National Dual Contracts.
"This is a landmark moment for Welsh rugby and serves as evidence of our ambition to protect and develop regional rugby while ensuring the national squad can remain competitive in the top tier of the international game."
Wales boss Warren Gatland says he will not be "going on bended knees" to celebrated prop Adam Jones following his retirement from Test rugby.
Jones, who has won 95 Wales caps and played in five Tests for the British and Irish Lions, made his surprise announcement earlier this season.
Wales are without current first-choice props Gethin Jenkins and Samson Lee through injury for their final RBS 6 Nations game against Italy in Rome on Saturday, while experienced Bath loosehead Paul James is also injured.
Rob Evans and Aaron Jarvis will start in Rome, with Rhys Gill and Scott Andrews providing prop cover on the bench, while uncapped Exeter tighthead Tomas Francis is also part of Wales' Six Nations squad.
Many pundits, though, believe 34-year-old Jones could still do a job for Wales, especially in a World Cup year.
I was surprised at the timing of his (retirement) announcement. He was not out of our thoughts. We had played a little bit of phone tag, leaving messages and going backwards and forwards.
If he has changed his mind and wants to get on the phone and say I made a rash decision, retired too early and want to be part of the World Cup squad, that is a different conversation.
At the moment, I will not be going on bended knees ringing him saying 'please come back we really desperately need you'. For us, it is about dealing with the other players.
The players we have got at the moment have all the potential. We need to continue to build some more depth.