Six Nations Stats & Facts: Italy Vs Wales

Six Nations Stats & Facts: Italy Vs Wales

We take a look at 15 Italy Vs Wales Stats and Facts ahead of tomorrow's Six Nations clash at Stadio Olimpico.


1. Wales will be expected to record back-to-back away victories in the competition for the first time since 2015.

2. Italy's defeat against Scotland was their 18th in a row in the tournament, setting a new unwanted record which was previously held by France.

3. In two matches against Wales under O’Shea, Italy have lost both by an aggregate score of 71-21.

4. Italy's Sebastian Negri made an epic 18 tackles at Murrayfield last weekend.

5. Wasps flanker Thomas Young and Leicester wing Jonah Holmes will make their Six Nations debuts for Wales.

6. Wales centre Jonathan Davies captains his country for the first time - regular skipper Alun Wyn Jones is on the replacements' bench.

7. Victory for Wales at the Stadio Olimpico would make it 11 successive wins and equal their all-time unbeaten record set between 1907 and 1910.

8. Wales have also not lost to Italy for 12 years.

9. The Azzurri are without a win against any Six Nations team since 2015.

10. Jonathan Davies will win his 70th cap against the Azzurri and will become Wales’ 137th captain.

11. Wales' biggest-ever Six Nations win was against Italy, a 67-14 home triumph in 2016.

12. Italy have beaten Wales at home on two occasions in the Six Nations. They triumphed 23-20 in 2007 and 30-22 in 2003.

13. Italy have triumphed in just six matches since the 2015 World Cup, losing 28

14. Wales' 16-point turnaround in the win over France last weekend was the biggest half-time comeback in any Five or Six Nations match.

15. Ross Moriarty and Justin Tipuric made a joint game-high 20 tackles in the win over France last weekend.

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