Italy are heading for yet another last-place finish in the Six Nations after they were beaten 29-17 by Wales, paying the price for a slow start.
Italy set for another wooden spoon after loss to Wales
Italy are headed for another familiar last-place finish in the Six Nations.
The Azzurri paid the price for yet another slow start and then losing two players to the sin-bin, sinking to a 29-17 defeat to Wales in a match billed as a wooden spoon decider on Saturday.
That’s a fourth straight loss in this championship for Italy, who need to win in Scotland next weekend in the final round to stand a chance of avoiding finishing bottom of the standings.
The likelihood is, however, the Italians will be last for an eighth straight year in the Six Nations and the 18th time in 24 editions since joining the northern hemisphere tournament in 2000.