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Wales keep their title defense on track

ON FIRE:Italy were without inspirational banned captain Sergio Parisse and were outplayed by a classy Wales, who notched up only their second win in their past 10 games

AFP, ROME

Halfpenny converted from the right touchline to give the visitors a virtually unassailable lead of 26-9.

Wales sent on Sam Warburton, who captained the side to the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup, but started on the bench, although he replaced Ryan Jones and not Justin Tipuric.

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