Wales beat Italy in Six Nations

Wales have beaten Italy 26-9 in their Six Nations game in a very wet Rome. Second-half tries from Jonathan Davies and Alex Cuthbert were enough for a comfortable victory after a scrappy first half.

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'Utmost professional' Warburton fights for Wales place

Sam Warburton has been under pressure for his place, and his armband, in recent months. Credit: PA

Wales assistant coach Robin McBryde has praised Sam Warburton's "professional" approach towards fighting his way back into first team contention.

Rob Howley has already announced he'll keep the armband in an unchanged side to face Italy next weekend - meaning Warburton will be on the bench at best.

"Rob has spoken to Sam", McBryde said. "He is certainly in a positive mood and he is taking everything in his step, as you would expect somebody of Sam's standing and maturity to do. He is the utmost professional."

In terms of his fitness, the Blues flanker is working on a one-to-one basis with the medical team in the gym, and will be put through his paces fully tomorrow or on Saturday.

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