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‘Red shirts on every corner’

16.20: There will certainly be plenty of Welsh fans in the Italian capital, judging by social media.

Wales Online write: “There are plenty of red shirts in the area outside the ground, surrounding the beer tents and enjoying the entertainment.

“Just wandering around Rome this morning, there were red shirts on every corner, it feels like the Welsh have taken over.”

And one fan posted: “To Rome. Fantastic atmosphere as #Wales rugby fans enjoy the city ahead of #SixNations2019. Red jerseys everywhere.”

Parisse hopeful

16.10: Italy captain Sergio Parisse believes his side can win their first Six Nations game in four years.

They were 33-3 down against Scotland before coming back in the final ten minutes.

Parisse said: “I am really confident because I have seen a lot of great work from the team during training in the week.

“We go into the game with belief, and we are playing with confidence. But the most important thing is the whole 80 minutes against a big, big side in Wales who are fourth in the world.”

Wales team

16.00: Warren Gatland has rung the changes with ten different faces in the Wales team.

Centre Jonathan Davies will captain his country for the first time while Thomas Young, Aaron Wainwright, Jonah Holmes and Aled Davies make their first starts in the Six Nations.

Starting line-up: Liam Williams; Jonah Holmes, Jonathan Davies (capt), Owen Watkin, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Aled Davies; Nicky Smith, Elliot Dee, Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Adam Beard, Aaron Wainwright, Thomas Young, Josh Navidi.


Italy team

15.55: Two changes for the Italians. Edoardo Padovani and Nicola Quaglio come in.

Starting line-up: Jayden Hayward; Edoardo Padovani, Michele Campagnaro, Luca Morisi, Angelo Esposito; Tommaso Allan, Guglielmo Palazzani; Nicola Quaglio, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Simone Ferrari, David Sisi, Dean Budd, Sebastian Negri, Abraham Steyn, Sergio Parisse (capt).


15.45: Welcome to Express Sport’s coverage of Italy vs Wales as a pulsating Six Nations continue.

Wales are looking to keep their momentum after coming from behind to shock France last week.

For Italy, they will look to make home advantage count after being beaten by Scotland last weekend.

We have an hour until kick-off so make yourself comfy and stay with us!

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