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2009 Six Nations
7 Feb-21 March

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James Hook, Wales

Italy v Wales: James Hook gets the game under way for tournament favourites Wales against Wooden Spoon candidates Italy

Shane Williams, Wales

Italy take the lead through Andrea Marcato's penalty but Shane Williams soon goes over to put Warren Gatland's men ahead

James Hook, Wales

The Welsh pack and scrum find the game heavy going, with a hat-trick of Marcato penalties putting Italy ahead, 9-7, at the break

Andrea Marcato, Italy; Shane Williams, Wales

Having made nine changes to the team that beat Scotland, Gatland's side must regroup once more if they are to salvage the second half

Sergio Parisse, Italy

Italy are in control of the game, and Sergio Parisse in charge of their play, with plenty of pressure and possession

Luke Charteris, Wales; Paul Griffen, Italy

Gatland makes changes to his team at 7-12 down - Gethin Jenkins, Matthew Rees and Ryan Jones are brought on

James Hook, Wales

The changes instantly return points for Wales, with two Hook penalties putting them 13-12 ahead

Andrea Marcato, Italy

Marcato leads the individual scores, adding two second-half penalties to his first-half three, 15-13 to the hosts

Tom Shanklin scores

Tom Shanklin comes on as a replacement and, although also prone to some sloppy play, he crosses late on to edge the visitors' ahead

Sergio Parisse, Italy

Despite being on the losing side, Parisse takes the man of the match accolades as Italy surprise most people with their performance



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