Gatland expects improved showing in record-breaking attempt vs England

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Italy vs Wales is about to go down in the Six Nations 2019 competition.

"We have come to a hard place to play rugby and got a result".

Biggar played well with ball in hand but lacked precision when kicking for field position and he was replaced by the more accurate Anscombe early in the second half. This is the big game: Italy vs Wales.

Italy's Angelo Esposito, left, challenges for the ball Wales' Owen Watkin during the Six Nations rugby union worldwide between Italy and Wales, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019.

Wales' Jonah Holmes, center, challenges for the ball with Italy's Michele Campagnaro, left, and Italy's Dean Budd during the Six Nations rugby union worldwide between Italy and Wales, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019.

The game will kick-off at 4:45 pm.

In the day's other match, in Edinburgh, Ireland got its campaign back on track with a pulsating 22-13 victory over Scotland. The match between Italy vs Wales will be broadcasted on the channel ITV 1.

"I think there was a lot of frustration", Davies said, remarking that Wales had failed to generate enough points despite dominating territory and Italy giving up 11 penalties, nearly twice the number handed to the visitors. Wales didn't score a try until the 53rd minute and finished with only two.

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That was down to the number of changes we made to the side.

"But we won't play like that", he added. For us it is a great challenge from the mental and physical point of view. "We are preparing the next game to win it".

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 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.

That Wales finished with its fewest points and tries in Rome in six years didn't worry Gatland, who was far more satisfied with starting the championship with two wins away from home before returning to Cardiff to face title rival England in two weeks. "They are an experienced team themselves and they will be looking to put things right on the pitch after their opening defeat".

For us as coaches, in our past year, we want to have as good a World Cup as we can.

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