Rugby: Wales beat Italy 26 - 15 in Six Nations

By AFP

Wales 'get out of jail' to beat Italy for 11th straight win

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ITALY -  Wales coach Warren Gatland conceded his experimental side "got out of jail" as they struggled to a 26-15 win over Italy in the Six Nations on Saturday to equal their best run of 11 straight Test wins.

Josh Adams and Owen Watkin touched down in Rome following the break with Dan Biggar laying the groundwork for victory with 14 of his side's points.

 



Italy crossed for two tries through Braam Steyn and Edoardo Padovani but the Azzurri fell to their 19th consecutive defeat in the tournament.

"It wasn't a great performance today but sometimes you have to win ugly," said Gatland.

"We got out of jail. We weren't as accurate as we could. We didn't play that well but we'll take a win and move on and start thinking about England.

"We were looking at the bigger picture, we wanted to everyone an opportunity to be involved in the first two games," the New Zealander said.

Wales made it two wins out of two after last weekend's 24-19 win over France in Paris, and go top of the Six Nations table.