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Summary

  1. France 19-16 Scotland FT
  2. Nakaitaci try, Parra con, Michalak 3 pens, Spedding 1
  3. Seymour try, 3 Laidlaw pens & 1 con for Sco
  4. Wales 23-19 Italy FT
  5. Wales lose Halfpenny and Webb to leg injuries
  6. England 21-13 Ireland FT

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By Chris Osborne, Mike Whalley and Tim Oscroft

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    France 19-16 Scotland

    A full match report of tonight's match in Paris is now live for your perusal, but that's just about it from us for today's warm-up-athon.

    Less than two weeks until England kick it all off at Twickenham against Fiji on 18 September, with full coverage here on BBC Sport - we'll see you then!

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    Iain, Kelso:  Wayne Barnes should've been sin-binned for missing all those French offsides all night!

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    France 19-16 Scotland

    Scotland should feel very positive about the World Cup after that performance. Gutsy and brave in defence, and fully prepared to attack rather than feed off scraps. 

    Having said that, wins in Paris are as common as hen's teeth and Vern Cotter is bound to rue the fact his side held the lead as often as they did but still came away empty-handed. It'll be all about the key moments over the next few weeks.

  8. 'Scotland have a death wish'

    France 19-16 Scotland

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland

    "Scotland were much better physically tonight than they've been in the last three games. This was pretty much the first-choice French side they were up against.

    "But what astonished me was what happened around 71-72 minutes. Scotland spent three or four minutes defending their own line. They survive. Incredibly. They lift the siege, they get the line-out - and then they give away the line-out. It's like getting out of jail and then saying: 'Do you know what? I'm going to go back in.' This team have a death wish. Scotland's line-out tonight was really poor."

  9. No late magic for Scotland

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  11. Full-time

    France 19-16 Scotland

    Scotland players look dejected

    They go for a try to generous applause from the home crowd. Maitland goes through the middle, spins around to feed Strokosch 10 yards out....and he spills it! It's all over and Scotland have slipped to a brave defeat - but there's been a lot of positives.

  12. Post update

    France 19-16 Scotland

    We're past the 80 minutes but the 14 men of Scotland are swarming all over France in the home 22 and get a penalty! Go for points, get a draw or go for glory with a try? David Denton is back on, although they did pretty well without him.

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    France 19-16 Scotland

    Sloppy from both sides, a Scottish attack is thwarted by a forward pass, then France give it away when trying to break out. A boring friendly this is not!

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    France 19-16 Scotland

    Scotland have a line-out on the French 22, they are still giving this a real go and you'd never know they are a man short.

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     John Thomson: Another defeat. Nothing new.

  17. Post update

    France 19-16 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

    "It should be a penalty. We went right through the gap, and half of that French team were offside. The fact that the ball went into touch is irrelevant. It should be a penalty to Scotland. This is a joke."

  18. Post update

    France 19-16 Scotland.

    Opportunity missed by Scotland. Bennett bursts up the middle and is snagged by the shorts, then Matt Scott hurls a wild pass into touch from the centre when a calm head was needed - two blue shirts were begging for the ball out wide.

  19. Post update

    France 19-16 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

    Noa Nakaitaci celebrates with his teammates

    "We didn't do anything to disrupt that scrum, we just tried to hold it, so France had a complete training-ground move. All the work we've put in has been undone because we didn't do enough there. Without naming names, we missed some tackles."

  20. Converted try (Nakaitaci, con Parra)

    France 19-16 Scotland

    Noa Nakaitaci

    The wall is breached at last as France go right out of the scrum, Noa Nakaitaci comes round off the left wing to burst through two tackles and flop over the line. Morgan Parra converts, and the 14 men of Scotland have it all to do.

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    France 12-16 Scotland

    Centre Matt Scott adds his weight to the scrum to make up the eight. France spin it wide, but magnificent defence from Scotland bundles Noa Nakaitaci into touch.

  23. Post update

    France 12-16 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

    "Hardie was across quick and flew into the tackle. But he didn't do the job. Denton tried to do the job, but he's off his feet going into the ruck."

  24. Sin-bin

    France 12-16 Scotland

    Number eight David Denton is sent to the sidelines, and France go for the scrum again. 

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    France 12-16 Scotland

    France batter away at the heart of the Scottish defence, which eventually concedes a scrum just five yards out.  The scrum doesn't give an inch even on the tacky surface, but France opt for more scrums, rather than penalties, right in front of the posts with seven points needed and time running out.

    Referee Wayne Barnes talks to Greig Laidlaw - he's threatening the sin-bin for someone. Scotland prop Gordon Reid looks hurt but is soldiering on.

  26. Post update

    France 12-16 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

    "Both teams are keeping their studs planted in the scrum. The pitch is so bad that if you start moving your feet, you're going to lose your footing."

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  29. Post update

    France 12-16 Scotland

    Another cute angled kick from Greig Laidlaw relieves more pressure, putting France right back into their own 22. No sign of the home crowd turning on their own just yet, I suspect the Scottish line could be besieged for much of the remainder.

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    French players look dejected
  31. Post update

    France 12-16 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

    Tommy Seymour

    "Wow. France were on the attack, and they messed up. They were just being over fancy. Maitland gave it to Visser, and then Laidlaw saw Seymour. That's a really good try. We're not looking out of our depth, which we often do here. We look as if we know what we're trying to do."

  32. Converted try

    France 12-16 Scotland

    Greig Laidlaw prepares to kick

    France are all over Scotland but then all of a sudden Greig Laidlaw chips the ball over the defence. Tommy Seymour races upfield, gets a boot to the ball which then sits up nicely for him and trots over the line unopposed for the simplest of tries. Laidlaw converts and Scotland are ahead again.

  33. Post update

    France 12-9 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

    "That was some kick from Scott Spedding. Every thing the French do is coming off. Scotland aren't keeping the ball through the phases as they would want."

  34. Penalty

    France 12-9 Scotland

    Scott Spedding opts to go for goal from just inside his own half. The South African-born full-back strikes it perfectly and the ball sails over the bar to put France ahead for the first time.

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    Yeams, Dundee:  I can't watch the Scotland game tonight but keeping up to date with the scores in the wings of the Whitehall Theatre! It would be good if Scotland win tonight but frankly after what we've witnessed over the past few years we can only be enthusiast at the changes in attitude and performance on the pitch thus far. Keep the forward momentum Scotland!

  36. Post update

    France 9-9 Scotland

    Finn Russell goes for a chip and chase straight through the middle of the French defence, collecting the ball on the run and off-loading to Mark Bennett. The centre can't hang on to the ball and France clear, but it's typical of Scotland's spirited performance tonight.

  37. Post update

    France 9-9 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

    "What's good about Finn Russell is that he's not in the mould of some of the pretty flaky number 10s we've had in the past. Some have been good at running, but bad at kicking and tackling. Or good at kicking but bad at running and tackling. Russell's pretty good at all those things. He's not world-class yet, but he engenders confidence from those around him."

  38. Replacement

    Pascal Pape trudges off with a physio holding an ice pack just above the lock's knee. Pape doesn't look too happy, but it does not look as serious as Bernard Le Roux replaces him.

    For Scotland, flanker Ryan Wilson is off with Alasdair Strokosch coming on.

  39. Post update

    France 9-9 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

    Jonny Gray

    "Scotland are not being overwhelmed by this France team. It's structured stuff. I think Richie Gray and Jonny Gray are looking good as the second row partnership."

  40. Post update

    France 9-9 Scotland

    Yoann Huget

    Yoann Huget executes a neat side-step and races down the right touchline. The winger looks odds-on to score but Sean Maitland grabs him by the boot to put him into touch. Classy work from both players.

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    France 9-9 Scotland

    France seem to be gradually turning the screw, recycling the ball in the Scottish 22 a few times until prop Eddy Ben Arous loses control and Scotland hoof it clear to ease the pressure.

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    France 9-9 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

    "The trouble with these games is that, a number of times, we've been close to good teams at half-time, and then we collapse. The test now for the next 30-odd minutes is: Can Scotland consolidate? At the moment, our defence is a bit passive."

  43. Penalty (Frederic Michalak)

    France 9-9 Scotland

    Frederic Michalak

    Gordon Reid is penalised for holding a French attacker down slap bang in front of the posts. Frederic Michalak comfortably slots it over from 40 yards to level it up.

  44. Post update

    France 6-9 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

    "This pitch is a disgrace. A player could break their leg on this."

  45. Kick-off

    France 6-9 Scotland

    Frederic Michalak gets proceedings under way, but Tim Visser collects nicely and charges down the left flank into the French half. Scotland picking up where they left off.

  46. Post update

    France 6-9 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Former Scotland back row, BBC Radio Scotland

    "I like what we're trying to do, but some of the fundamentals haven't been there in the scrum and the line-out.

    "Incidentally, France were out there for at least two minutes before Scotland came out for the second half. Scotland made them wait."

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    France 6-9 Scotland

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  48. Post update

    France 6-9 Scotland

    Thanks, Mike. Encouraging stuff from Scotland so far, they've been at France relentlessly and the hosts have been below-par much of the time. I wouldn't be surprised if the usual plethora of substitutions after the break to have an effect, though.

  49. Half-time

    France 6-9 Scotland

    France did pierce that Scotland defence on a couple of occasions, and the power of Mathieu Bastareaud is a threat. Vern Cotter's side need to do better in the line-outs too - but they have given as good as they've received in the scrum.

    There's a half-time substitution on the live text commentary front - I'm going to hand you over to Tim Oscroft for the second 40.

  50. Half-time

    France 6-9 Scotland

    A scrappy first half in difficult conditions, that. But Vern Cotter will be very encouraged by the way his players have taken the battle on. They were a little fortunate that France fluffed their chance to score through Wesley Fofana thanks to a forward pass in the build-up. But they have hung in there and eked out a lead. Discipline will be key in the second half.

  51. Penalty (Greig Laidlaw)

    France 6-9 Scotland

    Greig Laidlaw kicks

    Scotland get a penalty as France collapse in the scrum, and a kick for the corner gives Scotland the line-out. They've struggled to win clean ball, but Ryan Wilson keeps it alive, and a French offside gives Greig Laidlaw the chance to kick at goal. The scrum-half's nerve holds - it's three out of three for him, and Scotland - having weathered a fair degree of pressure - lead at the break.

  52. Post update

    France 6-6 Scotland

    Greig Laidlaw kicks

    France keep the pressure on from the scrum, however. Scotland can't get out initially, but hang in there - it's good defence in the ruck, and scrum-half Greig Laidlaw is eventually able to kick for the halfway line. Scotland may be happy to get to half-time level.

  53. No try

    France 6-6 Scotland

    Scotland's defence is wobbling. France full-back Scott Spedding darts through a gap, and suddenly Vern Cotter's men are pinned back 15 yards in front of their line. From a maul, the ball is worked wide to centre Wesley Fofana, who dives in at the corner. Is it a try? Referee Wayne Barnes thinks it's a forward pass from Mathieu Bastareaud and has no doubt about blowing the whistle to bring play back for a scrum. A bit of a let-off for Scotland.

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    France 6-6 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Ex-Scotland back row forward, BBC Scotland

    Scotland players

    "What's annoying is that without doing much the French have come back into the game through Scottish mistakes. Why grab a player when he's in the air at the line-out? That's madness."

  55. Penalty (Frederic Michalak)

    France 6-6 Scotland

    Frederic Michalak

    The penalty count is rising against Scotland, which will be a concern to Vern Cotter. Richie Gray pulls down Damien Chouly at a line-out, giving Frederic Michalak a relatively easy angled kick between the posts from around 20 yards. Scotland need to keep their discipline better than this.

  56. Post update

    France 3-6 Scotland

    Scotland's defence is doing a good job here against another Mathieu Bastareaud charge. France try to work the ball left, but Damien Chouly gets his pass wrong and the ball finds touch.

  57. Post update

    France 3-6 Scotland

    More problems for France prop Rabah Slimani, who has already been off once for a blood injury, and needs patching up again. He's fine to continue, though. A fair few handling errors creeping in here on both sides; it's a wet night, on a dog's dinner of a pitch - it's set up for errors here.

  58. Post update

    France 3-6 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Ex-Scotland back row forward, BBC Scotland

    "The French crowd have gone quiet because Scotland are playing sensible rugby."

  59. Penalty (Greig Laidlaw)

    France 3-6 Scotland

    Greig Laidlaw kicks

    It's being played at a terrific pace, this match; arguably at the expense of quality, but none the less, it's a fascinating watch. A Scotland attack is rewarded with a penalty as France falter at the breakdown, giving Greig Laidlaw another chance to kick from distance, albeit once again in a central position. The ball dips as it approaches the posts, but has enough fuel to creep over.

  60. Post update

    John Beattie

    Ex-Scotland flanker, BBC Scotland

    "There's been more rugby in the first 15 minutes of this match than many Six Nations games. Scotland's kick-chasing is good, but we're not keeping the ball long enough in phases. Nothing to be ashamed of, this is fine."

  61. Penalty (Frederic Michalak)

    France 3-3 Scotland

    Mathieu Bastareaud

    Mathieu Bastareaud is an absolute monster - he just ploughs on as Scottish challengers bounce off him. His efforts force Scotland into conceding a penalty... Frederic Michalak, whose first penalty was a dribbling misery, is far better with his second effort, from around 35 metres out on the left. We are level.

  62. Post update

    France 0-3 Scotland

    John Beattie and Duncan in Ayton with a slight difference of opinion there. That's what it's all about. I wouldn't like to call this match at the moment - but France have weathered some Scotland pressure, and are now starting to press...

  63. Post update

    France 0-3 Scotland

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  64. Post update

    France 0-3 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Ex-Scotland back row forward, BBC Scotland

    "It's been an error-strewn game but both teams are trying something different. I have a sneaking feeling Scotland could do this tonight, they have no need to be overawed. They look in reasonable nick."

  65. Post update

    France 0-3 Scotland

    Scotland win a penalty from a scrum that digs up some almighty divots in an absolute pudding of a pitch. The ball is kicked to the corner, and Scotland have a line-out 10 yards from the French line. Richie Gray collects from Ross Ford's throw, and now the pressure is on - but the home defence holds up well, and Frederic Michalak is able to boot clear. A chance that for Scotland; they might have expected to make France sweat more than that.

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  67. Penalty (Greig Laidlaw)

    France 0-3 Scotland

    Rabah Slimani has been patched up, has donned his skull cap and is ready to rejoin us. Meanwhile, France concede a penalty around 40 yards from the posts, in a central position, and Greig Laidlaw proves far more reliable a kicker than Frederic Michalak was at the other end moments ago. Scotland lead in Paris.

  68. Post update

    France 0-0 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Ex-Scotland back row forward, BBC Scotland

    "Both teams at the moment are unable to keep their own ruck ball. It's a strange game, but this could be World Cup conditions, it'll be like a wet October day in Newcastle."

  69. Post update

    France 0-0 Scotland

    Now Scotland prop Alasdair Dickinson has problems following a collision with Louis Picamoles, and is led from the field - it's not immediately clear if he has a blood or a head injury. 

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    France 0-0 Scotland

    Frederic Michalak kicks

    From the line-out, Richie Gray puts his hands on Pascal Pape and concedes a penalty. Frederic Michalak's kick, though, is atrocious - it barely reaches the posts. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt and blame it on the conditions.

  71. Post update

    France 0-0 Scotland

    France look a team full of power, and they're looking sharp on the counter attack in these early stages. This is going to be a testing evening for Vern Cotter's men as they seek a first win at the Stade de France since 1999. There's an early blood injury to Rabah Slimani, and Nicolas Mas is on.

  72. Post update

    France 0-0 Scotland

    John Beattie

    Former Scotland back row forward, BBC Scotland

    "As a player, you didn't want to play warm-up games. How many Scots have played themselves into contention through these warm-ups?"

  73. Kick-off

    France 0-0 Scotland

    And referee Wayne Barnes, with a blast of his whistle, gets us away on a rainy night in Paris. France are in a red change strip - Scotland in their usual blue.

  74. Post update

    France v Scotland (20:00 BST)

    A rather impressive a cappella version of La Marseillaise from the France team follows a lusty rendition of Flower of Scotland. We're just about ready to go.

  75. 'It should be good practice'

    France v Scotland (20:00 BST)

    Vern Cotter

    Scotland coach Vern Cotter, speaking to BBC Radio Scotland: 

    "It’s a Test match, so we’ll take this seriously and very positively. It’s key that we learn to adapt to different situations, it should be a good practice and hit-out."

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    I'd like your thoughts too - how far will Scotland go at the World Cup? Who is going to make the difference for them? Are you happy with Vern Cotter's selections? Tweet using the hashtag #bbcrugby, text to 81111, or get in touch via the BBC Sport Facebook and Google+ pages.

  77. Follow it live

    France v Scotland (20:00 BST)

    Just a reminder that, in addition to this text commentary, you can listen to live coverage of events in Paris courtesy of BBC Radio Scotland. Click the live coverage tab at the top of this page.

  78. Form guide

    France v Scotland (20:00 BST)

    Scotland arrive in Paris on the back of two wins over Italy, with a hard-fought 16-12 victory in Rome two weeks ago followed up by a far more stylish 48-7 triumph at Murrayfield last Saturday.

    Philippe Saint-Andre's France side have faced England on each of the last two Saturdays, first losing 19-14 at Twickenham before winning 25-20 last weekend.

  79. Maitland and Seymour start

    France v Scotland (20:00 BST)

    Let's turn attention towards Scotland now. Vern Cotter's side will seek to avoid any injury dramas of their own as they face France at the Stade de France in just over 10 minutes. 

    Back-row John Hardie and prop Willem Nel are in Cotter's line-up, while Sean Maitland and Tommy Seymour are included for the first time since returning from injury. Centre Matt Scott comes in to start alongside Mark Bennett in the backs.

    Scotland:  Sean Maitland, Tommy Seymour, Mark Bennett, Matt Scott, Tim Visser, Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw (captain); Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford, Willem Nel, Richie Gray, Jonny Gray, Ryan Wilson, John Hardie, David Denton.

    Replacements:  Fraser Brown, Gordon Reid, Jon Welsh, Tim Swinson, Alasdair Strokosch, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Duncan Weir, Sean Lamont.

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  81. Wales injury woe

    Wales 23-19 Italy

    But the big news, if you've only just joined us, is that Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfpenny were both taken off on stretchers during Wales' unconvincing 23-19 win over Italy at the Millennium Stadium. Both are serious doubts for the World Cup - Webb with a suspected broken ankle, Halfpenny with a knee injury. A full report is up on our website.

  82. Elsewhere...

    Georgia 10-13 Japan

    There have been three World Cup warm-up matches so far today. In the early game, England beat Ireland 21-13 at Twickenham - while at Gloucester's Kingsholm, Japan just edged out Georgia 13-10.

    Georgia v Japan rugby World Cup warm-up
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  84. Thank you, disillusionment

    Wales 23-19 Italy

    Alanis Morisette

     "It's like a traffic jam when you're already late," as Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette would no doubt have said had we been able to afford her for a punditry shift. Wales' two injury blows could not have come at a worse time. Thank you, disillusionment.  

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  86. Gloom in victory for Wales

    Wales 23-19 Italy

    Thanks Chris. It's hard not to feel a little flat after that match. The injuries, of course, have overshadowed the result - but it wasn't a particularly good Wales performance either. Warren Gatland and his coaching team have 15 days to lift spirits before their World Cup campaign begins against Uruguay at the Millennium Stadium.

  87. France v Scotland (20:00 BST)

    We'll continue to chew over the debris of Wales' squad for the next 45 minutes. But at the same we'll look ahead to Scotland's adventure in Paris. That kicks off at 8pm and you can listen to it on BBC Radio Scotland by using the Live Coverage tab at the top.

    I will hand over to Mike Whalley, who will wade through the Welsh sadness as well as the Scottish optimism.

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  90. Reaction to Wales injury blow

    Wales 23-19 Italy

    Former Italy lock Carlo Del Fava on BBC Two Wales: "I'm devastated for Wales. From a coaching point of view, all you want to do is select the players who are going to be consistent to give you stability. Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfpenny have given them that. To lose that going into the crucial part of the campaign is just devastating for them.

    "I feel really bad for them. They're two players we won't see on the world stage, by the looks of it."

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  93. Webb and Halfpenny update

    This just in from BBC Sport's Chris Jones...

  94. 'The odds are against Wales'

    Wales 23-19 Italy

    Former Wales and Lions flanker Martyn Williams on BBC Two Wales: "You can't over-emphasise how important Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfpenny are to Wales. All eyes on the medical team now. It doesn't look good, especially when they're being given oxygen and going off on a stretcher. 

    "They've just got to regroup when they get back together. But the odds are going to be against Wales, especially if those boys are out. It puts a lot of onus on the players coming in to fill some pretty big shirts."

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  96. 'We treated it like a World Cup match'

    Wales 23-19 Italy

    Wales captain Sam Warburton, speaking to BBC Two Wales:  "We have a very good spirit in the squad. We had a lot of disruptions today, and we managed to grind out the win. We treated that game as if it were a World Cup match. We got the win. We've won our final two warm-up games, and we can move on to the Uruguay match now."

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    So, this is bad for Wales. But just how bad?

    In the Millennium Stadium there may be a few of those fellas dressed as daffodils sobbing from their stigma (yes, it's a flower term).

    Sum up your feelings Wales fans. End of the world or no biggie?

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  98. 'Fingers crossed for Rhys and Leigh'

    Wales 23-19 Italy

    Wales captain Sam Warburton, speaking to BBC Two Wales: "Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfpenny are two key players. We haven't got a clue of the extent of the injuries. We hope they're OK. They'll be assessed over the next 24 to 48 hours and fingers crossed they'll be good, because they're huge players for us. We'll just have to wait and see."

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  100. Steward

    Wales 23-19 Italy

    It looks like this steward has felt the pain of Wales losing Leigh Halfpenny just like everybody else

    A steward taking off Leigh Halfpenny
    A steward taking off Leigh Halfpenny
  101. Full-time

    Wales 23-19 Italy

    Ugly in many respects that game. Leonardo Sarto scored early on for Italy, before George North responded. It was a kicking game after that, with Guglielmo Palazzani going over late on.

    But it's all about Wales' injury nightmare tonight, Scrum-half Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfpenny both taken off on stretchers. Welsh World Cup preparations are in tatters.

  102. Try (Guglielmo Palazzani)

    Wales 23-19 Italy

    Just to make things worse for Wales, they fail to keep hold of Andrea Masi and then the ball is worked out to Guglielmo Palazzani who squeezes it over in the corner. Carlo Canna misses the conversion, but it doesn't matter. That's the end of the game.

    Italy celebrate their try
  103. Wales 23-14 Italy

    We shouldn't forget how well Italy have done to frustrate Wales today. They're making one more go for it with sustained pressure inside the Welsh 22.

  104. 'It doesn't look good'

    Wales 23-14 Italy

    BBC Wales touchline reporter Phil Steele: "I can only tell you what I saw as Leigh Halfpenny was being carried off. It looked as if it was an injury to his right knee, and he was on oxygen as well. That doesn't look like a hamstring strain to me. It looked as if he was in quite a bit of pain. It doesn't look good. Dreadful luck."

    Leigh halfpenny is stretchered off
  105. Wales 23-14 Italy

    Scott Williams gets man of the match from Jonathan Davies. Not a difficult decision, that.

  106. Penalty (Dan Biggar)

    Wales 23-14 Italy

    Dan Biggar takes over duties from the tee and clips over a penalty for Wales, which should put the hosts out of sight. Bring out the cotton wool and start wrapping, boys.

    Dan Biggar
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  108. Double blow for Wales

    Wales 20-14 Italy

    Leigh Halfpenny
  109. Wales 20-14 Italy

    Meanwhile, there's a few minutes of an otherwise uninspiring game to play. How about next point wins, just to save anyone any more heartache?

  110. Post update

    Ex-Wales flanker Martyn Williams, BBC Two Wales:

    "You can't wrap players up in cotton wool, you live by the sword, you die by the sword."

  111. Wales 20-14 Italy

    It's a bit puzzling that Halfpenny was still on with 10 minutes to go, I must say.

    Warren Gatland
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  113. Post update

    Jonathan Davies

    BBC Sport rugby union expert & ex-Wales back

    "From an injury point of view, it's an absolute disaster for Wales. This is an absolute nightmare."

  114. Wales 20-14 Italy

    This is a sickening, cruel double injury blow for Wales. First-choice scrum-half Rhys Webb was taken off with an ankle injury. First-choice full-back Leigh Halfpenny has oxygen going into his mouth and is being wheeled off. Are those Welsh World Cup hopes going with him?

  115. Wales 20-14 Italy

    So, the ball bounces in front of him and he has to adjust his stance. In doing so, his heavily taped right leg bends beneath him. It might be a twisted knee? He's going to be off on a stretcher.

  116. Wales 20-14 Italy

    Leigh Halfpenny injured

    Oh deary me. Leigh Halfpenny is receiving treatment. He's mouthing 'ow ow ow'.

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  118. Penalty (Leigh Halfoenny)

    Wales 20-14 Italy

    Wake up everyone, Ross Moriarty is on the rampage, breaking forward. He'll be brilliant at the World Cup - oh wait, he's not in the squad.

    George North is held up but Italy concede another penalty right in front of the posts. Leigh Halfpenny obliges.

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  120. Penalty (Leigh Halfpenny)

    Wales 17-14 Italy

    Kick it between those posts, that'll do. Leigh Halfpenny adds to his tally with a simple one.

    Leigh Halfpenny converts
  121. Drop-goal (Carlo Canna)

    Wales 14-14 Italy

    As you were. Carlo Canna has space behind the ruck and his drop-goal is against the post an over. If you like kicking, you'll love this game.

    Carlo Canna scores a drop goal
  122. Penalty (Leigh Halfpenny)

    Wales 14-11 Italy

    That means Leigh Halfpenny can tick on to 502 points in a Wales shirt.

    Leigh Halfpenny
  123. Wales 11-11 Italy

    The referee has had enough and just guesses who should have a penalty from the scrum. He initially thinks Italy, but ends up going for Wales.

    The referee awards Wales a penalty
  124. Wales 11-11 Italy

    Scrum. Reset. Repeat. Scrum. Reset. Repeat.

    The referee asks them to get it right. I'm begging them to get it right.

  125. Wales 11-11 Italy

    False alarm. There's a few phases but then a knock-on.

    This is fun though: We're seeing replays of Sergio Parisse brushing off Gethin Jenkins like he's a child. So good the Italy number eight,

    Sergio Parisse
  126. Wales 11-11 Italy

    Dan Biggar sparks a bit of life into proceedings by rising to meet his own box kick. Gareth Davies then slots in a grubber and Italy concede a deep line-out.

    Gareth Davies
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  128. Wales 11-11 Italy

    Paul James's first contribution is to concede a penalty for losing the bind at the scrum. The familiar sound of the referee's whistle goes. I might hear that noise in dreams later tonight.

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  130. Replacement

    Paul James and Luke Charteris are on for Wales, replacing prop Gethin Jenkins and lock Jake Ball.

  131. Wales 11-11 Italy

    The game has become as stodgy as the feed I'm watching on. Very stop-start. Wales try to muster a maul from a line-out and give away the penalty. Come to think of it, it's possibly more stop than it is start.

  132. Wales 11-11 Italy

    Jerome Garces, the referee, wants to check for a neck grab... It's Andrea Masi on Sam Warburton. The Italian puts on a facelock and it's pretty dangerous. Just the penalty though.

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  134. Penalty (Leigh Halfpenny)

    Wales 11-11 Italy

    Silliness from Gonzalo Garcia, who comes round the ruck and kicks the ball out of Gareth Davies' hands. That means Leigh Halfpenny can deliver a trademark kick from the tee to move on to 499 points in his Wales career.

    Leigh Halfpenny
  135. Wales wait for Webb news

    Wales 8-11 Italy

    BBC Sport's Richard Williams in Cardiff: "Wales team manager Alan Phillips talking on Welsh language TV channel S4C.

    "He says: 'Rhys Webb has a serious injury, but it’s too early to say if he’ll be able to play any part in the World Cup.'"

  136. Wales 8-11 Italy

    Wales are under the cosh - kicking it a long and then sustaining waves of Italian attacks. It's actually patient stuff from Italy, until Andrea Masi messes it all up by knocking on while trying to pull the ball out of the ruck. Welsh scrum.

    Jake Ball is tackled
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  138. Wales 8-11 Italy

    An update on Rhys Webb. It's obviously his left ankle which is the concern. He's being prepared for a trip to hospital and has had plenty of painkillers sent his way.

  139. Wales 8-11 Italy

    The driving maul inches towards the line ad Joshua Furno spins off the back, but the Wales rearguard is strong and the hosts come out with a scrum.

  140. Wales 8-11 Italy

    Even Scott Williams is chucking it around like it's a blancmange now. The centre, Wales' best player today, puts it straight out of play and Italy have a line-out on the Welsh 22.

  141. Kick-off

    Wales 8-11 Italy

    Tommaso Allan's kick gets starts the second half. It comes back into the Italy half and we're under way.

    A young Welsh fan
  142. France v Scotland (20:00 BST)

    Don't forget there's even more fun after this game. Our attention will turn to Paris where France are hosting Scotland. Hopefully both sides will come out unscathed. There's commentary on BBC Radio Scotland.

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  144. 'It could hardly get worse'

    Wales 8-11 Italy

    BBC Sport's Richard Williams in Cardiff: "What a disastrous 40 minutes for Wales. The injury to Rhys Webb will dominate the talk with his chances of playing in the World Cup looking to have gone.

    "Even before that, Wales looked disjointed, not functioning at the breakdown and outgunned in the scrums.

    "It’s hard to see how it could get worse in the second half. The crowd are subdued, and that’s hardly surprising after what they have just witnessed."

  145. Wales 8-11 Italy (HT)

    Rhys Webb's injury is likely to overshadow the result and the performance of Wales in Cardiff. Warren Gatland faces the prospect of going into the World Cup without his scrum-half - the Pro12 player of the season and the Welsh rugby writers' player of the season.

    How do you fancy your chances now Wales fans? Use #bbcrugby to give us your thoughts.

    Warren Gatland
  146. Post update

    Wales 8-11 Italy (HT)

    Wales and Lions centre Jamie Roberts on BBC Two Wales: "I speak on behalf of everyone in Welsh rugby circles when I wish Rhys Webb all the best. But you can tell from the look on his face that it's not great."

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    Alex Cuthbert for Wales
  148. Half-time

    Wales 8-11 Italy

    Danger averted for Wales, as Italy make a hash at the maul and Wales pop the penalty into touch to bring the first half to a close - a half marred by the nasty-looking ankle injury suffered by Rhys Webb.

    Phys Webb is attended to by medical staff
  149. Wales 8-11 Italy

    And Italy see off the danger when Ken Owens concedes a penalty in a scrum five metres from the visitors' try line.

    Now it's getting sloppy. Another Italy penalty from the line-out and they can attack from the corner.

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  151. Wales 8-11 Italy

    Gareth Davies, on at scrum-half for Rhys Webb, has settled in well and sparks the ball moving through Dan Biggar, then Scott Williams and finally George North, who for a second thinks he's through, but is hauled down at the death.

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  153. Wales 8-11 Italy

    George North is under a Luke McLean kick and the Welsh wing tries to get on to his own box kick. It's out and Italy can build from a line-out - except they concede a penalty and Dan Biggar's kick from the hand is right into the corner.

  154. Post update

    Wales 8-11 Italy

    Matt Dawson

    Former England Scrum Half

  155. Elsewhere...

    It's Georgia 7-6 Japan at half-time in the World Cup warm-up at Kingsholm, Gloucester.

  156. Penalty (Tommaso Allan)

    Wales 8-11 Italy

    Wales lock Dominic Day is as late, and as heavy, as a London bus on Edoardo Gori. It gives Tommaso Allan a dead-straight penalty - it's through the posts.

    Tommaso Allan converts the penalty
  157. 'Wales' worst fears realised'

    Wales 8-8 Italy

    BBC Sport's Richard Williams in Cardiff: "Before this game, defence coach Shaun Edwards said the thing Wales feared most was injuries.

    "'We do want momentum, but we're keeping fingers crossed about injuries because it would be a travesty to get someone injured so late,' he said.

    "Rhys Webb departing on a stretcher realises the worst of those fears."

    Rhys Webb is carried off on a stretcher
  158. Penalty (Leigh Halfpenny)

    Wales 8-8 Italy

    We're back under way and Italy infringe on their own 22. Wales would probably have gone for the corner before that injury, the tone suggests it's best for Leigh Halfpenny to go between the posts, and the full-back does just that.

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    Rhys Webb
  160. Post update

    Jonathan Davies

    Ex-Wales back, BBC Two Wales

    "He knows his World Cup is over, but that's the nature of this tough game."

  161. Wales 5-8 Italy

    Rhys Webb, hands on his head, is carried off on one of those little cars as the Millennium Stadium applauds. His team-mates need to get this out of their minds - it will be tricky though.

    Rhys Webb is carried off
  162. Wales 5-8 Italy

    There are still medics huddled around Rhys Webb.

    Better news for Wales as wing Alex Cuthbert looks set to come back on - there's a few stitches above his right eye.

    Alex Cuthbert
  163. Post update

    Wales 5-8 Italy

    Ex-Wales flanker Martyn Williams, BBC Two Wales:

    "All that weight, bearing down on your knee and ankle, is never a good thing. Seriously bad luck."

  164. Post update

    Jonathan Davies

    Ex-Wales back, BBC Two Wales

    "Such bad luck, you could hear his scream on the referee's mic so that tells you how bad it is."

  165. Wales 5-8 Italy

    We've seen a replay. It's not good. 

    Webb is at the back of the ruck, crouching to take the ball away. A few bodies come in on top of him and his left ankle buckles. Worrying times for the Pro12 player of the season.

  166. Wales 5-8 Italy

    Oh this does not look good. Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb is howling in pain on the floor and the physios want the stretcher...

    Rhys Webb's injury
  167. Wales 5-8 Italy

    We're getting a bit scrappy now, boys. George North can't take a pass and knocks on as he's nailed by Gonzalo Garcia.

    Jonathan Davies uses the term 'bread basket', which is the highlight of my day. Fans of former wrestling commentator Gorilla Monsoon will like that one.

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    Sam Warburton
  169. Post update

    Wales 5-8 Italy

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales back, BBC Two Wales

    On Alex Cuthbert's cut to the face...

    "That is two players competing for the ball. A few staples in that, he'll be right as rain tomorrow."

  170. Post update

    Wales 5-8 Italy

    Ex-Wales flanker Martyn Williams on BBC Two Wales: 

    "Whenever you play Italy, the talk in the week before is keeping the ball on the park to tire them out. Quick throw-ins, quick free kicks are the order of the day. Wales do not want to get into a set-piece battle with these boys."

    Italy scrum
  171. Wales 5-8 Italy

    An Italian scrum collapses. The referee tosses his coin and gives the visitors a penalty. Italy work it well from the line-out but Francesco Minto is penalised for blocking. And look at this kick to the corner from Dan Biggar - he could have removed a coconut off its stand with that accuracy.

  172. Replacement

    Wales 5-8 Italy

    Wales pick up the pieces from a high, long ball and it's through the hands of Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar and George North lightning quick. But it's cut out.

    Alex Cuthbert is receiving treatment - he was caught by in the face by a Sergio Parisse elbow challenging for that high one. Plenty of crimson. There are plenty of 'ohhhs' as the replay is shown in the Millennium. On comes Matthew Morgan

    Alex Cuthbert is injured
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  174. Wales 5-8 Italy

    Quick and zippy from Wales now, as Cory Allen almost marauds through a gap. We come back for a Wales penalty and it's a tap and go five metres from the line. It comes to nothing though and Italy win a penalty to release the pressure.

  175. Post update

    Wales 5-8 Italy

    Ex-Wales and Lions flanker Martyn Williams on BBC Two Wales:

    "Fingers have been pointed at the Welsh backs that they don't score enough tries but that was a great finish."

    George North
  176. Post update

    Wales 5-8 Italy

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales back, BBC Two Wales

    "Scott Williams was instrumental in that try. It was a lovely outside break, great support play from Corey Allen and Sam Warburton, then a lovely cut-out pass over the top and an easy, easy try for George North."

  177. Try (George North)

    Wales 5-8 Italy

    Much more like it. Scott Williams is the main man here. He makes the initial yards and almost gets George North through.

    It goes through the phases and Williams once again finds North with a tasty pass and North strolls home.

    Leigh Halfpenny's conversion from the left touchline drifts wide of the far post.

    George North scores a try
  178. Post update

    Wales 0-8 Italy

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales back, BBC Two Wales

    "It's a difficult game for Wales, a no-win situation where they expected to do well and score a lot of points. Italy are a very difficult proposition."

  179. Wales 0-8 Italy

    If you're not sure you're reading the scoreline correctly, you can double check by watching the game using the video at the top of the page.

    Italy try
  180. Wales 0-8 Italy

    BBC Sport's Richard Williams in Cardiff: "Some landmarks to look out for today. Leigh Halfpenny needs seven points to become the third Welsh player to reach 500 points for his country while Sergio Parisse and Martin Castrogiovanni extend their record caps totals to 113 for the Azzurri.

    "By the way, Wales are playing in anthracite, not black. This is coal country after all."

  181. Penalty (Tommaso Allan)

    Wales 0-8 Italy

    Italy, inside the Wales 22, get an advantage from a Welsh offside. They come back for the penalty and from right in front of the posts Tommaso Allan delivers.

    Italy convert
  182. Wales 0-5 Italy

    Wakey wakey Wales. The home side concede at the scrum and Tommaso Allan puts a penalty into the corner.8 mins

    Warren Gatland
  183. Post update

    Wales 0-5 Italy

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales back, BBC Two Wales

    “Parisse must have been thinking ‘why me?’ when he went on the run after that intercept. Then Wales lost their shape, two of them missed a tackle and it was a very good finish from Sarto.”

  184. Try (Leonardo Sarto, missed con Tommaso Allan)

    Wales 0-5 Italy

    Wait. Where's that script?

    Italy haven't read it.

    Sergio Parisse intercepts an Alex Cuthbert pass. The number eight is running through treacle and Scott Williams catches him a yard from the line. But Italy recycle and Leonardo Sarto dives over.

    Allan's conversion clips the wrong side of the post. Cardiff is stunned.

    Italy try
  185. Kick-off

    Wales 0-0 Italy

    Wales start us off and it's a bit of kick tennis to get us going.

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    Right then Wales fans. What do you need to see from your side today?

    Let us know using #bbcrugby on Twitter or text us on 81111. Any Italians want to join in? Please do.

    And if you're on holiday, continue to rub our noses in it with your poolside pics.

  187. Wales v Italy (17:00 BST)

    It's game two of three. Are you ready?

    Cardiff is. Land of our Fathers is belted out with gusto - accompanied by a brass band with very, very shiny instruments. Someone's had the Brasso out.

  188. 'Morgan can excite the crowd'

    Wales v Italy (17:00 BST)

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales back, BBC Two Wales

    "Matthew Morgan can bring the X-factor when he comes on. He can break the game up. I hope he gets a run out and causes excitement for the crowd."

  189. Fire and flags

    Wales v Italy (17:00 BST)

    BBC Sport's Richard Williams in Cardiff: "Fire, flags and deafening music. It’s the familiar but nevertheless impressive pre-match routine in Cardiff. Hopefully the game will match.

    "Oh, and fireworks."

  190. Italy line-up

    Wales v Italy (17:00 BST)

    Italy:  Andrea Masi; Leonardo Sarto, Luca Morisi, Gonzalo Garcia, Giovanbattista Venditti; Tommaso Allan, Edoardo Gori, Michele Rizzo, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Martin Castrogiovanni, Quintin Geldenhuys, Josh Furno, Alessandro Zanni, Sergio Parisse (capt), Francesco Minto.

    Replacements:  Andrea Manici, Matias Aguero, Lorenzo Cittadini, Valerio Bernabo', Samula Vunisa, Guglielmo Palazzani, Carlo Canna, Luke McLean.

  191. Wales line-up

    Wales v Italy (17:00 BST)

    The Wales team

    Wales: Leigh Halfpenny (Toulon), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues), Scott Williams (Scarlets), George North (Northampton), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Dominic Day (Bath), James King (Ospreys), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons), Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues, capt).

    Replacements: Kristian Dacey (Cardiff Blues), Paul James (Ospreys), Aaron Jarvis (Ospreys), Luke Charteris (Racing Metro), Ross Moriarty (Gloucester), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Rhys Priestland (Bath), Matthew Morgan (Bristol).

  192. Post update

    Wales v Italy (17:00 BST)

    Wales coach Warren Gatland speaking to BBC Two Wales: "I'm looking for a step up. Last week, we had the ball in play for 42-and-a-half minutes. If we can replicate that with good tempo, we can put in a good performance today.

    "I don't think Sam Warburton has anything to prove. He had a brilliant Six Nations for us. Justin Tipuric was man of the match last week, but Sam put in man-of-the-match performances for us during the Six Nations."

  193. 'Ireland a bit lacklustre'

    England 21-13 Ireland

    Ex-Ireland captain Keith Wood on BBC radio 5 live:

    "It’s not the worst thing (to lose), they want a bit more focus but they did play better after 30 minutes.  They were a bit lacklustre and they need to focus on what their best team is. They need to wipe the floor with Canada and Romania, and focus on the big games against Italy and France later."

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  195. 'A good reaction'

    England 21-13 Ireland

    England's Jonny May, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live:

    "We expected a reaction to France today, and we gave it. There’s a couple of things to tidy up on but we’re pleased."

  196. Post update

    Wales v Italy (17:00 BST)

    BBC Sport's Richard Williams in Cardiff: "I have never been to a louder stadium than this. And it’s about the only place in the country where some crashing rock music can be followed by the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco.

    "Welcome to Wales, the land of rocking beats and opera - almost at the same time.

    "Still, if Italy are the visitors, then Verdi has to be on the playlist."

  197. 'England defence bodes well'

    England 21-13 Ireland

    Matt Dawson

    Former England Scrum Half

    “This is how we want England to play, we know they can. They are learning, playing at home will be a huge advantage but they have some tweaks to make.

    “If they are disciplined, and defend like they did today they have got a decent chance come World Cup time.”

    England Rugby
  198. 'Alarm bells not ringing'

    England 21-13 Ireland

    Ireland captain Paul O'Connell speaking to Sky Sports:

    "We started poorly, we kept dropping the ball, and you cannot accumulate those sorts of losses and expect to do well. Alarm bells are not ringing, but we are very disappointed, we have fallen short of a lot of things we want to do in the last three games."

  199. The six-point score

    Wales v Italy (17:00 BST)

    BBC Sport's Richard Williams in Cardiff: "Aside from this match, today is a remarkable day in Welsh rugby for another reason - and pub quiz fans should listen up.

    "Alex Webber of Pontypridd became the first player to score a six-point try when he crossed the whitewash against Llanelli in the Principality Premiership today.

    "The match was the first played under experimental rules which awards six points for a try and two points for all kicks - including penalties and drop-goals.

    "It could be the future of the international game if World Rugby is happy with the experiment."

    Wales v Italy is coming up. You can watch it live on BBC Two Wales or by using the video at the top of this page. You can listen on BBC Radio Wales too.