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Wales see off Italy; Ireland revive bid

‘EMBARRASSING’:Wales dominated possession, but they took 54 minutes to score their first try, having respected Italy too much in the first half when they kicked four penalties

Reuters, ROME

“Joey is a quality player. You don’t want to see anyone go off injured, but it’s great to see everyone coming off the bench and stepping up,” he said.

The hosts will be disappointed not to have capitalized on a promising first half, with only a Greig Laidlaw penalty to show for their efforts after the break, as handling errors constantly undermined some typically exuberant attacking play.

Scotland captain Laidlaw expressed frustration with referee Romain Poite in a pitchside interview after the final whistle.

“We’re disappointed. Handling errors cost us, but the referee doesn’t seem to like us. We’re not going to blame him though. Ireland took their opportunities,” he said.

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