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banner Sunday, 8 April, 2001, 14:43 GMT 15:43 UK
Clockwatch: Italy 23-33 Wales
Wales' Gareth Cooper scores a debut try
Wales' Gareth Cooper scores a debut try
All the key moments as Wales gain their second win of this season's Six Nations with a scrappy win over Italy in Rome.

1 min: Dominguez kicks early penalty. (3-0)

6 mins: Gareth Cooper scores a try on his debut for Wales. The scrum-half gathers a pop pass from Darren Morris to dive over from three metres out. Jenkins converts (3-7)

9 mins: Dominguez hits back with another penalty after Wales are caught off side. (6-7)

13 mins: Neil Jenkins slots a Wales penalty. (6-10)

23 mins: Italy called back after Mauro Bergamasco storms thorugh the Wales midfield. Referee Paul Honnis judes a forward pass to the long-haired flanker.

28 mins: Christian Stoica bundles Wales wing Gareth Thomas into touch as the Cardiff man charges for the line.

30 mins: Scott Gibbs powers over from close range for a try. Scott Quinnell breaks from the base of a scrum and pops the ball to Gibbs.
Colin Charvis hinders Bergamasco's tackle with a trip on the blindside of the referee. Jenkins converts. (6-17)

34 mins: Mark Taylor goes off with a blood injury to be replaced by Allan Bateman.

37 mins: Diego Dominguez knocks over a long range penalty from near the halfway line. (9-17)

40 mins: Neil Jenkins kicks a penalty after Andrea Lo Cicero pulls down a scrum. (9-20)

43 mins: Mauro Bergamasco knocks on with the Welsh line at his mercy after repeated phases of posession for the Italians.
But Wales are off side and Dominguez kicks a penalty.

(12-20) HALF TIME.

SECOND HALF STARTS

45 mins: Colin Charvis bundles Andrea Gritti in to touch as Italy press Wales back.

47 mins: Diego Dominguez slots over a drop goal. (15-20)

48 mins: Prop Franco Properzi Curti off for Italy. Salvatore Perugini comes on.

49 mins: Great harrying by Colin Charvis who tackles Stoica as the full-back breaks from his own line. Wales win a scrum five metres out.

50 mins: Second try for Scott Gibbs as he smashes over off a short pass from Jenkins. Jenkins converts. (15-27)

51 mins: Craig Quinnell on for Ian Gough. Corrado Pilat on for Giovanni Raineri.

52 mins: Dominguez penalty. (18-27)

56 mins: Mark Taylor bursts through, but Italy kill the ball on the ground. Neil Jenkins kicks the penalty. (18-30)

69 mins: Christian Stoica sin-binned for punching.

70 mins: Craig Quinnell sin-binned for not using his arms in a tackle.

75 mins: Carlo Checchinato barges through Neil Jenkins and Darren Morris for Italy's first try. Dominguez misses conversion. (23-30)

77 mins: Neil Jenkins eases Wales' worries with a relieving penalty. (23-33)

FULL TIME ITALY 23-33 WALES


Teams - Italy: Cristian Stoica (Narbonne); Massimiliano Perziano (Benetton Treviso), Walter Pozzebon (Benetton Treviso), Giovanni Raineri (RDS Roma), Denis Dallan (Benetton Treviso); Diego Dominguez (Stade Franšais), Matteo Mazzantini (Benetton Treviso); Andrea Lo Cicero (RDS Roma), Alessandro Moscardi (Benetton Treviso, capt), Franco Properzi Curti (Benetton Treviso), Wilhelmus Visser (Benetton Treviso), Andrea Gritti (Benetton Treviso), Aaron Ronald Persico (Arix Viadana), Mauro Bergamasco (Benetton Treviso), Carlo Checchinato (Benetton Treviso).
Replacements: Giampiero De Carli (RDS Roma), Salvatore Perugini (L'Aquila), Carlo Caione (RDS Roma), Maurizio Zaffiri (L'Aquila), Giampiero Mazzi (RDS Roma), Luca Martin (Northampton), Corrado Pilat (Benetton Treviso).

Wales: Rhys Williams (Cardiff); Gareth Thomas (Cardiff), Mark Taylor (Swansea), Scott Gibbs (Swansea), Dafydd James (Llanelli); Neil Jenkins (Cardiff), Gareth Cooper (Bath); Darren Morris (Swansea), Robin McBryde (Llanelli), Dai Young (Cardiff, capt), Ian Gough (Newport), Andy Moore (Swansea), Colin Charvis (Swansea), Martyn Williams (Cardiff), Scott Quinnell (Llanelli).
Replacements: Andrew Lewis (Cardiff), Chris Anthony (Swansea), Craig Quinnell (Cardiff), Gavin Thomas (Bath), Huw Harries (Bridgend), Stephen Jones (Llanelli), Alan Bateman (Northampton).

Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand).

Touch judges: Alan Lewis (Ireland) and Iain Ramage (Scotland).

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