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How the Wales players rated


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LEIGH HALFPENNY: Kicked two early penalties, but then departed the action injured six minutes before half-time following an attempted tackle on Italy number eight Samuela Vunisa. 7/10

GEORGE NORTH: Scored three tries in 11 second-half minutes as Wales went on a remarkable points blitz. Unstoppable. 9

JONATHAN DAVIES: Played a high-class role during the second 40 minutes, making a number of assists as Wales cut loose and exploited huge gaps in Italy's defence. 7

JAMIE ROBERTS: Scored Wales' opening try, and he can reflect on an outstanding Six Nations campaign when he was at the heart of his team's best efforts. 8

LIAM WILLIAMS: Lively all afternoon. He scored a try and showed a relentless appetite for work in attack and defence. 7

DAN BIGGAR: Took over the kicking duties from an injured Halfpenny, and he booted 15 points, including converting six of Wales' eight tries. Impressive. 8

RHYS WEBB: Scored his fifth try for Wales this season, and he was at the heart of his team's relentless attacking play during the second period. 7

ROB EVANS: Not always a comfortable ride for the Scarlets prop, who made his full Test debut, but he will learn from the scrummaging experience. 6

SCOTT BALDWIN: Did his best in the face of some fiery Italian scrummaging, and has been one of Wales' most consistent performers this term. 7

AARON JARVIS: Had his hands full in the set-scrums as Italy looked to take charge in the critical set-piece area. 6

LUKE CHARTERIS: Was never going to hit the heights of his remarkable performance against Ireland last weekend, but he delivered a solid display. 7

ALUN-WYN JONES: Wales' outstanding player of the Six Nations season once again proved a world-class operator in everything he did. Tireless work-rate. 8

DAN LYDIATE: Put in his usual share of tackles as Wales ultimately strolled to a record Six Nations win in Rome. 7

SAM WARBURTON: Wales' outstanding captain scored a second-half try and led by example, tearing into rucks and proving prominent in the loose. 8

TAULUPE FALETAU: Another consistent display by the Newport Gwent Dragons number eight. He rarely dips below world-class standards. 7


Scott Williams: Took over from Halfpenny and scored a try as Wales cut loose. 7

Justin Tipuric: Went on for Lydiate after 56 minutes. 6

Ken Owens: Replaced Baldwin midway through the second-half. 6

Gareth Davies: Gained a late run instead of Webb. 6

Scott Andrews: Replaced Jarvis as the clock ticked down. 6

Jake Ball: Took over from Charteris with 74 minutes gone. 6