Monday, February 25, 2008
Wales maintained an unbeaten record in this years Six Nations after their convincing 47-8 rout over Italy in Cardiff on Saturday.
With arguments about the open or closed roof over, Italy were in the game at half time, with a 5 point margin being the only thing that separated the two sides. In fact, if Gonzalo Canale had held onto a simple pass with the try line beckoning, Italy may well have been in front after 40 mins.
The second half was all about Wales though, with man-of-the-match Lee Byrne taking a brace for the day, and flyer Shane Williams once again scoring two excellent tries himself, the second of which showed what a classy finisher he is.
Flyhalf Stephen Jones gave an immaculate display of place kicking with four penalties and three conversions and his replacement James Hook slotted two conversions.
Wales are looking good, and their fourth round meeting with Ireland at Croke Park will be a real test of character for a side that has come on in leaps and bounds this season.
Note: Highlights of the other two Six Nations matches will be up soon
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