Wales beat Italy in Six Nations

Wales beat Italy 26-9 in a rain-drenched Six Nations match at Rome’s Olympic Stadium on the afternoon of Saturday 23 February.

After pushing Scotland off second place on the scoreboard, the defending champions Wales cling to the hope of retaining their Six Nations title.

England remains in pole position to win this year's Six Nations rugby union championship, after beating France 23-13 at Twickenham on 23 February, while Ireland was beaten 12-8 by Scotland at Murrayfield on 24 February.

The 14th edition of the annual Six Nations kicked off on 2 February and finishes on 16 March. As it stands, England is in top place, followed by Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and – at the bottom of the table and in danger of receiving the dreaded wooden spoon – France.

The next round of matches takes place on 9-10 March in Edinburgh, Dublin and London, while the final round of matches is scheduled for Saturday 16 March when Ireland takes on Italy in the last of the three Rome fixtures.