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RUGBY UNION: London Welsh v Cavalieri Prato
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Welsh 62 (try Hills, con Davies), Prato 5 and that's the full-time score.
There it is. Welsh 55 (try Smith, con Davies), Prato 5
Welsh have almost ten minutes to reach a half century. Can they do it?
Tries coming thick and fast as Arscott crosses for his second. Welsh lead 48-5
Welsh 43 (try MacKenzie, con Davies), Prato 5
Welsh 36 (try and con Davies), Prato 5
Welsh 29, Prato 5 (try)
Quietish start to the second half
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Second half underway. Can Welsh add to their try tally?
Half-time score: Welsh 29, Prato 0. It could scarcely being going better for the home side
Welsh 29 (try Arscott, con Davies), Prato. Bonus point already
Prato flanker Damiani sin-binned. This is not going well for the Italians!
Welsh 22 (try Lewis), Prato 0
Welsh have a real spring in their step now, while Prato are half a yard off the pace
Halfway to that bonus-point win!
Welsh 17 (try George, con Davies), Prato 0
Welsh 10, Prato 0 (Frati missed pen)
Welsh 10 (pen Davies), Prato 0
Yellow card for Prato captain Tempestini
Positive start from the Exiles to what could be a fairly loose game
Welsh 7 (try Beach, con Davies), Prato 0
Welsh show intent by tapping and running a penalty from edge of their own 22
We are underway.
It must be winter as the floodlights are already on!
It is also properly cold here. A few tries would go some way to warming up the fans.
This match was originally scheduled for Welsh's Old Deer Park ground in London, but was switched to the Kassam after the London venue could not get the relevant safety certificate. We are not exactly expecting a huge crowd come kick off is at 2pm!
London Welsh are targeting their first bonus-point victory of the season at home to Prato today.
With Stade Francais having won all four of their matches so far, qualification for the knockout phase of the Amlin Challenge Cup is highly unlikely for the Exiles.
But a first win since December 1 is certainly within their grasp.
Welsh have had to make some late changes after Tyson Keats and Nick Runciman, their starting and replacement scrum halves, both failed fitness tests.
Alex Davies, who had been due to start at fly half, moves to No 9, with Ryan Davis coming in at No 10.
Ashley Smith and Michael Hills are added to the bench.
Prato include tight-head prop Guillermo Roan, who was on loan at Welsh last season.
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