Italy in 7th Heaven after striking Welsh Holding…

Winger Edoardo Padovani’s attempt to materialize a fine ride from full-back Ange Capuozzo and end the humiliating wait: Italy beat Wales (22-21) to claim their first win since 2015 in the Six Nations tournament.

Winger Edoardo Padovani’s attempt to materialize a fine ride from full-back Ange Capuozzo and end the humiliating wait: Italy beat Wales (22-21) to claim their first win since 2015 in the Six Nations tournament.

The success achieved on Holder’s ground during the final day of the 2022 edition is as unexpected as it is welcome to silence the little music that heads the head after 36 defeats since this away victory in Scotland on 28 February. Started speaking up, 2015: Italy does not have the standards for the Six Nations tournament.

“Azzurri” cried with joy following the change of opener Paolo Garbisi, the author of his team’s half points, which allowed him to defeat the 2021 champions, annoyed at the post. And Capuozzo, after his two attempts against Scotland on the fourth day, celebrated his second cape (as his first holder) of the 50m race, likely opening a new chapter for the younger generation.

Welsh winger Josh Adams makes a try against Italy in Cardiff on March 19, 2022

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“I’m very proud of the boys tonight. (…) We worked hard. It was teamwork, I really congratulate everyone”, can cheer Italy coach Kieran Crowley after the game. “Our philosophy was to take every point. Other teams make different decisions on penalties. We decided to take penalties, and it was good,” Crowley said.

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In front of the score for 48 minutes, thanks to Garbisi’s boot, but also to Padovani (6 points), the Italians saw the Welsh facing a brilliant effort from Josh Adams, who pierced the Italian defense after the finish. Was. Opponents run for a cross race and trial (21-15, 68th) to find an interval on 22 meters.

Four minutes later, a force test, the offensive bonus, was refused for column Wyn Jones (72nd) after resorting to video arbitration.

At that time, the brave and hardworking Italians were not given chances for more than an hour, but it seemed that they no longer had the resources to force their fate. Especially since he had lost a throw in contact in the first 22m Welsh…

– Adams gives his trophy to Capuozzo –

Luck seemed to have passed and the prospect of a defensive bonus point, which would happen for the first time since 2018, after three years of zero points, was already encouraging.

Italian full-back Ange Capuzzo (c) is faced by Welsh winger Louis Rees-Zammit in Cardiff on March 19, 2022

Italian full-back Ange Capuzzo (c) is faced by Welsh winger Louis Rees-Zammit in Cardiff on March 19, 2022

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But future Toulouse Ange Capuozzo decided otherwise.

On a Welsh kick, with 2 minutes left to play, Padovani dispatched Capuozzo, who took off on the right wing, placed a frame-overflow and played two-on-one with Padovani, who scored a try. had managed to chase after him. behind the posts.

Josh Adams, who had been named “player of the match” a few seconds earlier, handed the trophy to Capuozzo with a very game.

If Wales were extremely hopeless and had a lot of hard work especially in favorable conditions, it is necessary to outline the pancakes of the Italians.

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Josh Adams was forced to make a last-ditch tackle just a few yards from the line to prevent fellow Italian wise Monti Ioan from falling flat in the 46th minute, when the score for the visitors was 12–7.

Welsh hooker Davy Lake (L) makes a tough effort against Italy in Cardiff on March 19, 2022

Welsh hooker Davy Lake (L) makes a tough effort against Italy in Cardiff on March 19, 2022

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Eleven minutes later, when Leakes XV had taken control with a strong effort from Dewey Lake (14–12, 51st), a recovery from his own goal, which had already been lit by Capuzzo, helped the Italians was allowed to receive the penalty. Opponents turn positions and again into the lead (15-14, 57th).

More consistent in their kicking game, which had been a major weak point throughout the tournament, and more present when balls were released, the Italians largely deserved a success that would put the Welsh in the face of tough choices. His old guard.

AFP / Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) / © 2022 AFP

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