Dan Biggar scores a try in Cardiff
Dan Biggar scores a try in Cardiff Getty Images

Wales secured second place in the 2016 Six Nations standings with a record-breaking victory against a feeble Italy at the Millennium Stadium. Warren Gatland's men went some way towards erasing the pain of their defeat to England last weekend with a 67-14 thumping of Italy.

The hosts scored as many as nine tries on their way to their biggest points total in a Championship game in Cardiff. Their eye-watering try tally was started by scrum-half Rhys Webb, who crossed the line within five minutes.

Thereafter, burly winger George North scored his fourth try in successive games, while Dan Biggar also scored a try, which helped to boost his total for the match to 20 points.

Elsewhere, replacement Ross Moriarty scored a brace for the Welsh, with additional tries scored by Liam Williams, Jamie Roberts, Rhys Webb and Gareth Davies, who went over with the final play of a thoroughly lop-sided match in the Welsh capital.

The pick of the scores, though, came courtesy of Jonathan Davies, who completed an 80-metre move to get over the tryline.

Italy, for their part, were completely outclassed on the afternoon and their performance will raise further questions about whether they merit a place in the tournament. The Azzurri did, however, manage to score two tires thanks to scrum-half Guiglielmo Palazzini and centre Gonzalo Garcia.