WALES are looking to end their Six Nations campaign on a high as they host whipping boys Italy.

The Dragons’ title defence has not gone to plan so far as they have been beset by injuries and lost three of the four games they have played.

Captain Alun Wyn Jones returns for Wales


Captain Alun Wyn Jones returns for WalesCredit: PA
Italy have not won a Six Nations match since 2015


Italy have not won a Six Nations match since 2015Credit: Getty

However, they did show signs of improvement last week as they pushed Grand Slam chasers France all the way.

And they will be expected to claim a second win of the campaign against the Italians.

Italy have not won a Six Nations match since 2015 and have yet to claim even a losing bonus point this year.

What time does Wales vs Italy rugby kick off?

What TV channel is Wales vs Italy rugby on and can I live stream it?

  • Wales vs Italy is live on BBC One.
  • Coverage commences at 1.45pm – half an hour before kick-off.
  • To stream the game live, head to the BBC iPlayer.
  • Viewers who want to watch in Welsh can tune in to S4C.

Can I watch Wales vs Italy rugby for free?

  • Yes. BBC is free for all UK viewers with a TV licence.

Team news

Wales team

15) Johnny McNicholl

14) Louis Rees-Zammit

13) Owen Watkin

12) Uilisi Halaholo

11) Josh Adams

10) Dan Biggar

9) Gareth Davies

1) Gareth Thomas

2) Dewi Lake

3) Dillon Lewis

4) Adam Beard

5) Alun Wyn Jones

6) Seb Davies

7) Josh Navidi

8) Taulupe Faletau

Replacements: Bradley Roberts, Wyn Jones, Leon Brown, Will Rowlands, Ross Moriarty, Kieran Hardy, Callum Sheedy, Nick Tompkins

Italy team

Ange Capuozzo; Edoardo Padovani, Juan Ignacio Brex, Leonardo Marin, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Callum Braley; Danilo Fischetti, Giacomo Nicotera, Pietro Ceccarelli, Marco Fuser, Federico Ruzza, Giovanni Pettinelli, Michele Lamaro (captain), Toa Halafihi.

Replacements: Luca Bigi, Cherif Traore, Tiziano Pasquali, David Sisi, Niccolò Cannone, Braam Steyn, Alessandro Fusco, Marco Zanon.

Latest odds

Wales 1/100

Draw 80/1

Italy 25/1

*Odds from Betfair correct as of Thursday, March 17

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