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With their (admittedly thrilling) loss to Ireland, Wales will welcome less threatening foes in the shape of Italy to Cardiff today (k-o 3.00pm).

Leigh Halfpenny stepped up when it counted against the Irish with his conversions and penalty kicks, and will be looking to contribute heavily here.

The Italians have already been thumped by England (15-46), Ireland (56-19) and France (34-17), so an upset today is unlikely.

That said, captain Sergio Parisse will ensure Italy give it their all.