After the performance against defending champions England (40-24) in Cardiff on 27 February, it is difficult to see what could have prevented them from signing for their third consecutive victory in the league’s 16th match, especially the last on earth. Italy have not scored a single point in the standings since March 2018, and the defensive bonus they scored against Scotland (27-29) in Rome. There are now thirty consecutive defeats in the competition. In their first three matches this year (reception from France and Ireland, trip to England), they lost by an average of 39 points!
After a failed campaign in 2020 (in the final stages) Wales is in full swing. The selection, led by Wayne Pivak, has already won the triple title, an honorary title won by a team from the British Isles to beat the other three. The Welsh dominated the Irish (21-16) and the Scots (25-24) before correcting England. Along with young winger Louise Reese-Samit (20), co-best scorer (3) and Englishman Anthony Watson, they also found a new player.