Wales look for momentum of back-to-back wins

Ryan Jones led by example against France in Paris two weeks ago. Credit: PA

Wales kick-off against Italy in the Six Nations at 2.30pm, looking for to continue their positive momentum after beating France in their last game, and keep themselves in the running to end the Six Nations as champions.

Interim coach Rob Howley acted early to name an unchanged side from that which won in Paris.

Ryan Jones is again the skipper, with Sam Warburton returning from injury only to the bench.

Italy are without their captain, Sergio Parisse banned for dissent playing for his club.

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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.