“George (North) has had a number of games in the midfield for Wales and more recently for the Ospreys and he has been running there in training. Debut: Nick Tompkins of Saracens is due to win his first cap from off the replacements’ bench (Getty). >> Try 3 issues of Rugby World magazine for just £5 in our Autumn Subscription Trial. Wales are playing good, efficient rugby and taking their points when they get the chance. We take a look at Wayne Pivac's Autumn squad. Justin Tipuric (Ospreys) “We then go into the Autumn Nations Cup (ANC) which is an exciting tournament and a great opportunity for us.”. It shows a bit of a trademark about what he [Pivac] is about, having players that complement each other. There are plenty of new faces on show, both on the field and off it, Dragon dash: Aaron Wainwright is tackled during Wales' 26-15 win in Rome last year (Getty Images). Wales Six Nations Fixtures 2020 (All kick-off times are GMT) RESCHEDULED MATCHES. The match not only opens a new decade but represents the start of a new World Cup cycle. First published on Sat 1 Feb 2020 08.16 EST. Callum Sheedy (Bristol) Looking back to the Rugby World Cup, Wales pushed South Africa all the way in their semi-final, before the Boks comprehensively dismantled England in the final a week later. It will not happen overnight. They’ve earned their spot, and I’m sure there’s a win coming for them.”. Rhys Patchell (Scarlets) Jonathan Davies (Scarlets) Jake Ball (Scarlets) Will Rowlands (Wasps) Johnny Williams (Scarlets) Six Nations 2020: Wales 42-0 Italy – as it happened. “There’s been a lot of good work done in the Conor O’Shea era that we can bounce on. Nicky Smith (Ospreys) Italy v Wales - June 21 (at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome) Read More Related Articles. I really feel sometimes they get a bit unlucky. George North (Ospreys) He has settled in very quickly. Keep up to date with all the latest from the Six Nations with the Rugby World website and social media channels via Facebook and Twitter. Italy scored an impressive 106 points in each of their first 2 seasons of the 6 Nations - but still finished bottom of the 6 Nations table. Forwards: 5 min: Italy full-back Matteo Minozzi makes a burst in midfield, but loses his footing and slips into Alun Wyn Jones. Meanwhile, McNicholl is off for a head injury assessment, so Nick Tompkins has come on for Pivac’s men. Ioan Lloyd (Bristol) Date: Saturday 1st February 2020. Let's get the 2020 #GuinnessSixNations started! France Six Nations Squad Available for everyone, funded by readers. Travel back in time 10 years, meanwhile, and the then Ireland coach Declan Kidney told his 2009 Grand Slam winners: ‘You never retain anything, you give it back and try to win it again.’ The cast of characters has inevitably changed but that song remains the same. Get a summary of the Wales vs Italy, Six Nations 2020 1 Feb, 2020 rugby match. It’s important to find the perfect blend between managing the conditions and field domination, and the ball-in-hand, ‘one more try’ approach.”, Zing on the wing: Johnny McNicholl wins a first cap after shining against the Baa-Baas in November (Getty). Who is your favourite for this Six Nations? Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs) But Wales have another penalty for an attempted trip by Italian prop Lovotti on Halfpenny. Josh Adams (Cardiff Blues) We’re trying to evolve, we want to evolve our attack, and have a few more weapons there. Biggar misses the kick from out on the touchline and it’s 14-0. It’s the first step towards instilling a more consistently fluid and wider style of rugby, as illustrated so thrillingly at times by his former charges at the Scarlets over the past five years. Let’s get it on! Liam Williams (Scarlets), >> Try 5 issues of Rugby World magazine for just £5 in our Autumn Subscription Trial. Ken Owens (Scarlets) Who are you looking forward to seeing in action today? Get a summary of the Wales vs Italy, Six Nations 2020 1 Feb, 2020 rugby match. Scotland Six Nations Squad We’ve been impressed with him there and he’s excited by the opportunity. Now there is another penalty, just outside the Italy 22, for hands on the floor from Italy. You can get in touch with me on email or on Twitter ... Kick-off is at 2.15pm. Teenager Louis Rees-Zammit, not long up and running after an ankle injury, must wait a while longer for his expected debut. Josh Macleod (Scarlets). “This was a little bit too easy,” observes Cheika on commentary. Italy Six Nations Squad, Another team with a new coach, Fabien Galthie…, With the Six Nations restarting, Italy will be…, Sat 31 October, Wales v Scotland, Parc y Scarlets, 2.15pm McNicholl got a boot in the face from his captain Alun Wyn Jones during that move ... 8 min: A fast Wales counterattack sees Williams touching down for the hosts, but there was a clear knock-on by Halfpenny, and it won’t count. The players are running out, and the pitchside pyrotechnics are firing. Allan has a chance to clear downfield from the in-goal area. Wales are the reigning Grand Slam champions, and coach Pivac has told them: you are not defending this title, you are trying to win it again. Good signs early from both teams, though, who are showing a willingness to run the ball from anywhere and everywhere. 3 min: Wales had a penalty advantage for a high tackle, but it ended as they moved through several attacking phases. Replacements: Ryan Elias, Rob Evans, Leon Brown, Cory Hill, Ross Moriarty, Rhys Webb, Jarrod Evans, Nick Tompkins. Cory Hill (Cardiff Blues) Not if Alun Wyn Jones has anything to do with it: this is cap No 135 for him. How will Andy Farrell fare with Ireland? That’s the first part of our objective. The Official Website of the Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship featuring England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales Sat 31 October, Wales v Scotland, Parc y Scarlets, 2.15pm Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Here is Michael Aylwin on Ireland’s assignment against Scotland later: Fly-half Dan Biggar speaks to Eddie Butler on the BBC: “It’s new calls, a new structure and we need to learn quick [under the new coaching regime] ... but they will be keen to keep on with what we’ve been good at in the past few years ... it’s going to be very strange for me [without Gatland and team], and everyone else in the squad, and it will be interesting to see how we gel. For Smith, almost the opposite could be true because it’s likely he will introduce a touch more pragmatism as he tries to stop a Six Nations rot stretching back to 2015. Inspirational captain Sergio Parisse is on holiday in the Maldives, apparently - and will not return to the team until a farewell appearance against England in the final round of matches. Fri 13th November, Ireland v Wales, Aviva Stadium, 7pm Referee: Luke Pearce (England) Attendance: 68,582 Josh Adams is over in the corner for Wales! Wayne Pivac has named his Wales squad for the upcoming set of Autumn matches taking place in the coming weeks. “Nick (Tompkins) has trained really well and has impressed and we’re looking forward to seeing him at some stage during the game. TMO check just to make sure he’s not in touch ... but that’s a try all day. Welcome to the site, and thanks for visiting. Leon Brown (Dragons) World rugby is leaning a bit more towards a ball-in-hand approach going into the 2023 World Cup. Replacements: Ryan Elias, Rob Evans, Leon Brown, Cory Hill, Ross Moriarty, Rhys Webb, Jarrod Evans, Nick Tompkins. Textbook stuff. He is alongside recently-departed Australia coach Michael Cheika, injured Wales centre Jonathan Davies, and ex-Italy player Michele Campagnaro. We already knew that Liam Williams (ankle) was unavailable but Owen Watkin, Gareth Davies and Elliot Dee have also been declared not quite ready for selection, which means scrum-half Rhys Webb – named on the bench – is in line for his first cap since 2017.

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