The big day has finally arrived and everyone is excited. Italy vs Wales is about to go down in the Six Nations 2019 competition. If you are a rugby fan an are looking for everything regarding the game then you have come to the right place.
What is it about?
This is the second match which is played in the second round of the Six Nations 2019. This is the big game : Italy vs Wales.
What time is Italy Vs Wales?
Today, that is Saturday, 9th February.
When is the kick-off?
The game will kick-off at 4:45 pm. This match will start after Scotland’s game against Ireland.
What TV channel will it be on?
All the broadcasting rights for Six Nations 2019 games are being shared equally between ITV and BBC. The match between Italy vs Wales will be broadcasted on the channel ITV 1. The coverage will be underway by 4 pm.
The latest Italy Vs Wales team news
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— Italrugby (@Federugby) February 7, 2019
What happened in the same fixture in 2018?
Even though Wales were criticized for their changes in the line-up, they were comfortable enough to beat Italy with the final score of 38-14. This match happened at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Wing George North was able to score two of the five tries that Wales got.
What are they saying?
“We have to work on all the things we can control and the match against Scotland is an example,” believes Italy head coach Conor O’Shea.
“We play at a very high level against tough opponents. For us it is a great challenge from the mental and physical point of view. If we train well, as in this week, I’m sure we can be more competitive in the future. We are preparing the next game to win it.”
Wales head coach Warren Gatland said: “We have made a number of changes this weekend, but have picked what we think is a very exciting team that still has huge experience throughout it.”
It is a great opportunity for Jon (Davies) as captain. He has a huge amount of experience, is a great leader and it is a great honour for him to lead his country. Italy will be hurting after last weekend (they lost to Scotland), but they are a different proposition in Rome.
They are an experienced team themselves and they will be looking to put things right on the pitch after their opening defeat.
What are the betting odds looking like for Italy Vs Wales, Six Nations 2019?
- Italy to win – 11/1
- Wales to win – 1/12
- Draw – 40/1
Our prediction for Italy Vs Wales, Six Nations 2019
Wales are looking fat too strong for Italy even though Warren Gatland has made a number of changes to the starting line-up. Wales are looking likely to make it two wins from two.