WORCESTER Warriors wing Josh Adams scored his maiden Six Nations try to help Wales beat Italy 26-15 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday.

Adams crossed for the first of Wales’ two tries – and his second in international rugby – as they held off Italy’s second half fightback.

Wales’ win was their 11th successive victory which equalled their record set between 1909 and 1910. They will have the chance to make history when England visit the Principality Stadium on February 23.

Worcester loosehead prop Kai Owen won his first England age-group cap when he came on as a replacement in the 31-19 win over France in the U20s Six Nations at Exeter on Saturday.

Owen was one of four members of Warriors’ academy in an England side captained by his club mate Ted Hill. Centre Ollie Lawrence started for England and lock James Scott also came off the bench.

There was disappointment for Warriors hooker Joe Taufete’e as USA suffered their first defeat in three years in the Americas Rugby Championship.

USA, seeking a hat-trick of titles, were beaten 45-14 by an Argentina XV – the Pumas’ second-string – in Rio Negro.

Worcester Valkyries captain and hooker Lark Davies helped England women to a 41-26 victory over France at Doncaster on Sunday.

Davies, who was player of the match in England’s opening round triumph over Ireland, again impressed in a second successive bonus-point win.

Wales, including Valkyries quartet Jasmine Joyce, Alisha Butchers, Ffion Lewis and Alex Callender, were held to a 3-3 draw by Italy in Lecce.

Valkyries wing Cara Clarke marked her England under 20s debut with a brace of tries in the 33-5 win over the Army at Aldershot on Saturday.

Centre Megan Varley also made her first outing in a side that featured three more Valkyries players in Akina Gondwe, Cara Brincat and Carys Cox.