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Who will win between Wales and England?

The Six Nations is back for round two and ahead of Wales game against England at Principality Stadium, Dubai Wasps’ Mike Pugsley and Ben Rothwell join us to analyse their team’s chances ahead of the contest.

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MIKE PUGSLEY (WALES)

WALES LINE-UP: L Halfpenny (Toulon); G North (Northampton), J Davies (Scarlets), S Williams (Scarlets), L Williams (Scarlets); D Biggar (Ospreys), R Webb (Ospreys); R Evans (Scarlets), K Owens (Scarlets), T Francis (Exeter), J Ball (Scarlets), A W Jones (Ospreys, capt), S Warburton (Cardiff Blues), J Tipuric (Ospreys), R Moriarty (Gloucester).

PREDICTION: Wales to win.

BEN ROTHWELL (ENGLAND)

ENGLAND LINE-UP: M Brown (Harlequins); J Nowell (Exeter), J Joseph (Bath), O Farrell (Saracens), E Daly (Wasps); G Ford (Bath), B Youngs (Leicester); J Marler (Harlequins), D Hartley (Northampton, capt), D Cole (Leicester), J Launchbury (Wasps), C Lawes (Northampton), M Itoje (Saracens), J Clifford (Harlequins), N Hughes (Wasps).

PREDICTION: England to win by 5-7 points.

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Who will win between Italy and Ireland?

The Six Nations is back for round two and ahead of Italy’s showdown with Ireland at Stadio Flaminio, Fabrizio D’Amico and Jordan Egan join us to analyse their team’s chances ahead of the contest.

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FABRIZIO D’AMICO (ITALY)

ITALY LINE-UP: E Padovani (Zebre), A Esposito, T Benvenuti, L McLean (all Treviso), G Venditti, C Canna (both Zebre), E Gori (Treviso), A Lovotti (Zebre), L Ghiraldini (Toulouse), L Cittadini (Bayonne), M Fuser (Treviso), A Van Schalkwyk, M Mbanda (both Zebre), S Favaro (Glasgow), S Parisse (Stade Francais, capt).

PREDICTION: Italy to win 21-19.

JORDAN EGAN (IRELAND)

IRELAND LINE-UP: R Kearney (Leinster); K Earls (Munster), G Ringrose, R Henshaw (both Leinster), S Zebo (Munster) ; P Jackson (Ulster), C Murray (Munster); C Healy (Leinster), R Best (Ulster, capt), T Furlong (Leinster), D Ryan (Munster), D Toner (Leinster), CJ Stander (Munster), S O’Brien, J Heaslip (both Leinster).

PREDICTION: Ireland to win 33-12.

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A valiant Italian defensive showing wasn't enough to stop Wales from getting the win in the final game of the first round of fixtures in the RBS Six Nations 2017.

Italy went ahead with a first-half try, and led 7-3 at halftime, but did not score for the rest of the match as they focused on containing Wales' attack.

For their part, Wales were perhaps guilty of being overambitious early on, as they turned down three penalty opportunities in the first half.

However, they finally broke Italy's stubborn resistance in the second half. Jonathan Davies and Liam Williams each scored a try, and George North added another when he ran in spectacularly from 60 metres.
After that late flourish, Wales could even have had a bonus point. Williams tried to get Wales their fourth try, but lost control of the ball as he tried to touch down.



Leigh Halfpenny had 18 points for Wales.



 


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