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Wales v Italy - match facts

Wales take on Italy in their final match of the 2016 RBS 6 Nations hoping to bounce back from last weekend's defeat to England.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at some facts behind Saturday's match at the Principality Stadium.

* The countries have met on 23 occasions. Wales lead the series 20-2, with one draw.

* Wales' record win in the series was a 61-20 success during last season's Six Nations, while Italy boast a best of 30-22 in Rome 13 years ago.

* Wales have won nine successive Test matches against Italy.

* Flanker Dan Lydiate will captain Wales for the first time in a Test match on Saturday.

* Victory for Wales would see them secure a runners-up finish for the first time in the Five or Six Nations Championship since 1980.

* Wales wing Hallam Amos will make his Six Nations debut on Saturday.

* George North will become only the second Welshman after Shane Williams eight years ago to score tries in four successive Six Nations games if he touches down against Italy.

* Italy are already consigned to the wooden spoon and last place in this season's Six Nations after losing four games and conceding 157 points and 20 tries.

* Neil Jenkins holds the Wales record for most points in a match against Italy, amassing 27 in 2000.

* Italy have only won twice away from home in Six Nations history, beating Scotland at Murrayfield in 2007 and 2015.


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