Feb 1, 2014 at 2.30pm UK
Cuthbert (4'), Williams (38')
Campagnaro (43', 67')

Warren Gatland "pretty satisfied" with narrow win over Italy

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Warren Gatland describes Wales's slender 23-15 win over Italy in Cardiff as a "reasonable start" to the defence of their Six Nations title.

Warren Gatland has insisted that he was content with Wales's performance in their narrow win over Italy on Saturday.

The Dragons began their Six Nations defence with a 23-15 win in Cardiff, with Alex Cuthbert and Scott Williams crossing in the first half to give them a commanding lead.

Michele Campagnaro twice touched down for the visitors after the resumption of play, but Gatland was satisfied by the eventual result.

"We're pretty satisfied," he told reporters. "There were some positives in our game and things to work on in terms of finishing and being clinical.

"It's a reasonable start for us and, the way Italy performed, I wouldn't be surprised if they won a few games in this competition. They won a couple last year and I think they'll do so again.

"It was tough. You've got to give Italy a lot of credit - they made it tough for us."

Wales face Ireland in Dublin in their next Six Nations outing before hosting France on February 21.

Wales wing Alex Cuthbert celebrates the opening try during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Italy at the Millennium stadium on February 1, 2014
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