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Wales will get ticket to stride.

Byline: MATT LLOYD

Wales v Italy Saturday, 2.30pm

WARREN GATLAND wants his Wales side to strut their stuff in the Six Nations.

The holders are targeting a hat-trick of European titles when they open their campaign against Italy at the Millennium Stadium this weekend.

And head coach Gatland has told the likes of Jamie Roberts, George North and Leigh Halfpenny, who enjoyed Lions success in Australia last summer, to walk the walk of champions.

Roberts said: "We are favourites for the title because we are the current champions and every team will try to shoot us down.

"But we have to learn to live with that tag and Gats has told us we should have a strut in our stride.

"He wants us to be confident as well as honest. We can't go into our shells, we want to express ourselves and believe we're the champions.

"We are a well-oiled machine and know if we get all our stars fit and firing we are a dangerous outfit."

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jan 29, 2014
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