Six Nations in Rome. Italy v Wales

 As the Six Nations rugby tournament steps up a gear, defending champions Wales takes on Italy in Rome's Olympic Stadium on Saturday 23 February at 14.30.

No changes have been made to the Welsh side which secured a 16-6 victory against France in Paris on 9 February.

The 14th edition of the annual Six Nations rugby union championship – which is contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – kicked off on 2 February and finishes on 16 March.

England is currently top of the scoreboard after beating off Scotland and Ireland. In second place comes Scotland, followed by Wales, Ireland and Italy, while France is stuck at the bottom of the table after losing to both Italy and Wales.

Three games are scheduled to take place in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, the first of which saw Italy's surprise 23-18 victory over France on 3 February. Following the Welsh game on 23 February it is Ireland’s turn to face Italy in Rome on 16 March, just in time for St Patrick's weekend.

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