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Record 67-14 Victory for Wales

Wales v Italy in final 2016 Six Nations game

Wales finished their 2016 RBS 6 Nations campaign in style with a record 67-14 victory over Italy at the Principality Stadium.

A superb performance saw Wales score three tries before half-time and a further six after the interval to secure second place in RBS 6 Nations table for the first time in their history. It was a record score for Wales in the championship and a 6 Nations record for tries.

It was a new highest score at home for Wales in the RBS Six Nations in front of another sell-out crowd of 74,160 at the Principality Stadium. The win will be a huge boost for Warren Gatland's side ahead of a summer Test against RBS Six Nations champions England and the three-Test tour of New Zealand in June.

Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb marked his return to the Welsh jersey with a trademark try after just four minutes, sniping over from close range with Dan Biggar adding the conversion. Biggar added two penalties either side of a yellow card for Italy scrum-half Guglielmo Palazzani, who was sent to the sin bin for tackling Webb too early from a Wales penalty.

Ospreys outside-half Biggar soon crossed for Wales' second try with a superb break from a line-out before playing a quick one-two with Jamie Roberts to go under the posts. Jonathan Davies then scored Wales' best try of the first half when the home side broke from their own 22 and showed lovely hands through the backs to send Davies racing under the posts.

Wales continued their impressive form after the break and soon had their fourth try, this time it was Jamie Roberts' turn to finish a smart move between the backs. George North scored his fourth try in his last four RBS Six Nations appearances with a delightful individual effort, with Biggar once again adding the conversion.

Italy did finally manage to respond with a try of their own from Palazzani but Wales hit back almost immediately with a fifth score from Liam Williams.

Gonzalo Garcia's try after an hour added some respectability to the score line for Italy and Kelly Haimona notched up his second conversion of the afternoon. There was still time for Ross Moriarty two tries on his RBS Six Nations debut for Wales.

First he marked an energetic performance with a score from close range and then with two minutes remaining he took advantage of a tired Italy defence to dive over from the set-piece, with Rhys Priestland getting his second conversion of the game.

In the final seconds of the game replacement scrum half Gareth Davies crossed to make it a record-breaking afternoon for Warren Gatland's side.

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