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Wales vs Italy: Six Nations rugby kick off time, date, TV channel and team news

Here is all you need to know about Wales vs Italy in Six Nations 2022.

Wales are due to host Italy in the final round of the Six Nations this month.

Wayne Pivac’s side head into the match off the back of a tense 13-9 defeat against France on Friday.

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The game saw only one try from Les Bleus flanker Anthony Jelonch, however Wales were unable to apply enough pressure to fight back against the Grand Slam-chasing French.

Meanwhile, Italy were beaten 22-33 by Scotland over the weekend, extending their woeful run without a victory in the competition, which stretches back to 2015 when they beat the Scots.

Wales’ last meeting with Italy ended in a 7-48 thrashing for Pivac’s side and they are unbeaten against the Azzurri since 2007.

Wales will be feeling very confident ahead of the Six Nations clash, as the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff plays host.

When is Wales v Italy?

Wales will face Italy on Saturday 19 March with a 2:15pm kick off.

If you want to watch the other Six Nations matches, Ireland will host Scotland at 4:45pm, before France take on England at 8pm.

How to watch Wales v Italy on TV

BBC One and BBC iPlayer will broadcast live coverage of Wales v Italy on Saturday afternoon.

Coverage will begin from 1:45pm and end at 4:30pm.

BBC Sport will also have full highlights of the match and you can also listen to BBC Sports Extra for live commentary.

Team news

Wales

Alun Wyn Jones is set to start his first rugby match in five months on Saturday after undergoing surgery on a shoulder problem last year.

Wales captain Dan Biggar will earn his 100th Wales cap in Cardiff.

Wayne Pivac announced his team yesterday evening.

Wales: 15. Johnny McNicholl, 14. Louis Rees-Zammit, 13. Owen Watkin, 12. Uilisi Halaholo, 11. Josh Adams, 10. Dan Biggar (capt), 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: 16. Bradley Roberts, 17. Wyn Jones, 18. Leon Brown, 19. Will Rowlands, 20. Ross Moriarty, 21. Kieran Hardy, 22. Callum Sheedy, 23. Nick Tompkins.

Italy

Italy have made two changes ahead of their trip to Cardiff this weekend.

Ange Capuozzo will make his first start for the national team after coming off the bench to score two tries in their defeat to Scotland.

Meanwhile, Marco Fuser returns to take his place in the second row, with Niccolo Cannone dropping to the bench.

Italy: 15. Ange Capuozzo, 14. Edoardo Padovani, 13. Juan Ignacio Brex, 12. Leonardo Marin, 11. Montanna Ioane, 10. Paolo Garbisi, 9. Callum Braley, 1. Danilo Fischetti, 2. Giacomo Nicotera, 3. Pietro Ceccarelli, 4. Marco Fuser, 5. Federico Ruzza, 6. Giovanni Pettinelli, 7. Michele Lamaro (c), 8. Toa Halafihi

Replacements: 16. Luca Bigi, 17. Ivan Nemer, 18. Giosuè Zilocchi, 19. David Sisi, 20. Niccolò Cannone, 21. Braam Steyn, 22. Alessandro Fusco, 23. Marco Zanon