The men’s rugby team beat Wales 22-21 on the final day of the Six Nations Championship. Thanks to a victory at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, New Zealand’s Kieran Crowley’s Italy side pulled off a long streak of 36 losing streaks that has continued continuously since 2015. They also secured their first win in Wales.
Having finished the first half with a 12-7 lead thanks to four free kicks, Italy suffered in the second half from the return of Wales, who managed to score twice, the last ten minutes before the end. But at the end of the second half, the decisive goal arrived for Eduardo Padovani, thanks to the great personal work of Angie Capuzzo, the best player of the match. Thanks to the subsequent transformation of Paolo Garbisi, Italy managed to finish the match by only one point.
A victory in Cardiff would not remove last place in the standings – just behind Wales – and thus the traditional ‘wooden spoon’. However, Italy avoided the “coat”, as it has not done since 2015, and above all restored the enthusiasm for the players and the environment.
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