Wales finish a disappointing 2020 towards Italy trying to safe solely their third win of the yr within the Autumn Nations Cup fifth-place play-off.
Having solely overwhelmed Georgia within the final 12 months on prime of this weekend’s opponents once they met within the Six Nations final February, Wales will hope to log off the yr on a excessive on the Parc y Scarlets to elevate the spirits of a deeply involved fan base.
Wayne Pivac’s facet has suffered defeats towards England, France, Eire and Scotland this yr, however Italy haven’t gained any of the video games they’ve performed this calendar yr, with their solely victory coming within the 28-0 walkover that they acquired by advantage of Fiji being unable to play their Autumn Nations Cup group match final month.
Pivac has elected to experiment barely together with his facet, with George North returning on the unfamiliar place of outdoor centre and each Callum Sheedy and Liam Williams most well-liked rather than Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar respectively, whereas Italy boss Franco Smith palms Welsh-born Stephen Varney his first begin.
Right here’s every thing that you must find out about this weekend’s match.
When is it?
Wales vs Italy takes place on Saturday 5 December at Parc y Scarlets.
What time does it begin?
The match kicks off at 4:45pm GMT.
How can I watch it?
Amazon Prime have purchased the rights to nearly all of the Autumn Nations Cup, with the paid subscription service set to point out 14 of the 16 video games all through the match.
The match can be proven stay on Amazon Prime from 3pm.
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Is it on TV?
No. Channel 4 have the rights for Eire’s three group video games this autumn, with the 2 dwelling matches proven completely and the journey to Twickenham to face England shared with Amazon Prime.
Highlights can be proven on Channel 4 at 7pm on Sunday 6 December.
Wales: Liam Williams; Josh Adams, George North, Johnny Williams, Louis Rees-Zammit; Callum Sheedy, Kieran Hardy; Nicky Smith, Sam Parry, Tomas Francis, Will Rowlands, Alun Wyn Jones, James Botham, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.
Replacements: Elliot Dee, Wyn Jones, Leon Brown, Cory Hill, Aaron Wainwright, Gareth Davies, Ioan Lloyd, Jonah Holmes.
Italy: Jacopo Trulla; Luca Sperandio, Marco Zanon, Carlo Canna, Monty Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Danilo Fischetti, Luca Bigi, Giosuè Zilocchi, Marco Lazzaroni, Niccolo Cannone, Maxime Mbanda, Johan Meyer, Braam Steyn.
Replacements: Leonardo Ghiraldini, Simone Ferrari, Pietro Ceccarelli, Cristian Stoian, Michele Lamaro, Guglielmo Palazzani, Tommaso Allan, Federico Mori.
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