Italy vs Wales rugby: Kick-off time, TV channel, live stream free and teams for TODAY'S Six Nations game

Italy vs Wales rugby: Kick-off time, TV channel, live stream free and teams for TODAY'S Six Nations game

03/13/2021

WALES continue their quest for a Grand Slam with a Six Nations game against Italy in Rome today.

The surprise-package of this year's competition, the Welsh took England apart 40-24 a fortnight ago in Cardiff.

Italy meanwhile are once again heading towards the Wooden Spoon and haven't won a Six Nations match since 2015.

What time does Italy vs Wales rugby kick off?

  • This Six Nations clash is set for today – Saturday, March 13.
  • Kick-off at the Stadio Olimpico is at 2.15pm GMT.
  • When Wales visited this stadium last in 2019, they were comfortable 26-15 winners.

What TV channel is Italy vs Wales rugby on and can I live stream it?

  • You can watch this match live on ITV1.
  • To stream, head to the ITV Hub or download the official app.
  • For those of you in Wales, S4C will also be showing the match complete with Welsh language commentary.
  • DMAX is the Six Nations broadcaster in Italy.

Can I watch Italy vs Wales for free?

  • Yes. All the Six Nations is on free-to-air TV.
  • UK viewers can watch ITV1, ITV Hub or S4C without paying a penny.

What is the team news?


Match odds

  • Italy to win – 16/1
  • Wales victory – 1/10
  • Tie – 50/1

*All odds from Paddy Power and correct at time of publication.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    GRAND SLAM?

    Wales boast a flawless record so far in the 2021 Six Nations.

    A win today would mean Wayne Pivac's side could secure a second Grand Slam in three years against France in Paris next weekend.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    WALES SUBS

    And Wayne Pivac has these men at his disposal off the bench:

    16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rhys Carre, 18 Leon Brown, 19 Jake Ball, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Callum Sheedy, 23 Uilisi Halaholo

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ITALY REPLACEMENTS

    These are the options off the bench for the Azzurri

    16 Oliviero Fabiani, 17 Andrea Lovotti, 18 Marco Riccioni, 19 Marco Lazzaroni, 20 Maxime Mbanda, 21 Marcello Violi, 22 Federico Mori, 23 Edoardo Padovani

  • Giacomo Pisa

    WALES STARTING XV

    Kieran Hardy is replaced by Gareth Davies at scrum half, and Cory Hill is in for Adam Beard at lock. 

    15 Liam Williams, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 George North, 12 Jonathan Davies, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies

    1 Wyn Jones, 2 Ken Owens, 3 Tomas Francis, 4 Cory Hill, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 6 Josh Navidi, 7 Justin Tipuric, 8 Taulupe Faletau

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ITALY STARTING XV

    The Azzurri welcome back Stephen Varney at scrum half, and Mattia Bellini replaces Luca Sperandio on the wing. 

    In the pack Marco Lazzaroni, Andrea Lovotti and Marco Riccioni drop to the bench, with Niccolo Cannone, Danilo Fischetti and Giosue Zilocchi into replace them. 

    15 Jacopo Trulla, 14 Mattia Bellini, 13 Juan Ignacio Brex, 12 Carlo Canna, 11 Montanna Ioane, 10 Paolo Garbisi, 9 Stephen Varney

    1 Danilo Fischetti, 2 Luca Bigi (c), 3 Giosue Zilocchi, 4 Niccolo Cannone, 5 David Sisi, 6 Sebastian Negri, 7 Johan Meyer, 8 Michele Lamaro

  • Giacomo Pisa

    GOOD AFTERNOON 

    The Six Nations resumes this afternoon after a two week break.

    Italy vs Wales is the first game of the weekend, as Wayne Pivac’s side look to maintain their one hundred percent record in this years tournament. 

    A win this afternoon for Wales would mean the Dragons could secure a Grand Slam next week against France in what is a mouthwatering fixture in Paris. 

    Italy meanwhile are winless in the 2021 campaign, and have not won a Six Nations match since victory against Scotland in 2015.

    That’s a run of THIRTY Six Nations games without a win. 

    The omens don’t bode well for the Azzurri either, as the last time the two sides met in the competition Wales ran out emphatic 42-0 winners. 

    In Italy’s three games so far this year they’ve leaked 139 points and 19 tries, and it would not be a surprise if Wales picked up a bonus point win this afternoon. 

    The Azzurri have given a good account of themselves at times though this year, and will be hoping to showcase their improvement today.

    Kick off is at 2.15pm and the team news is coming up next. 

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