Wales set for pre-World Cup friendly against Italy

Wales' Jamie Roberts takes on Italy
Wales have not played a friendly match against Italy since 1999.

Wales are set to play Italy at the Millennium Stadium in their final warm-up before the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Warren Gatland's team kick off their World Cup against the winners of a play-off between Uruguay and Russia in Cardiff on 20 September.

Wales also face hosts England, Australia and Fiji in a tough looking Pool A schedule.

They are also expected to play friendlies home and away against Ireland ahead of the tournament.

Wales and Ireland previously met in a World Cup warm-up match prior to the 2003 tournament in Australia, with Ireland winning 35-12 at Lansdowne Road.

Italy and Wales have not met in a friendly match since March 1999, when Wales won 21-60 in Treviso.

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