Italy trounce Canada 48-7

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Italy ran amok opposite Canada to bag their second bonus-point win in as many games with a 48-7 Rugby World Cup feat in Fukuoka Thursday.

It was not a ideal opening as Italy slipped during times from aptitude and refinement to sloppy, though they did adequate to browbeat 7 tries to one.

With Italy seeking a initial World Cup quarterfinal berth, their limit points from dual matches sent a summary to heavyweights South Africa not to blink them.

The Springboks, who mislaid their opener opposite New Zealand, paid a high cost when they were guilty of holding Japan easily during a final World Cup and can't means to do a same again when they accommodate Italy in Shizuoka in 8 days.

Italy, still with a All Blacks to play as good as South Africa, showed their abyss by creation 10 changes to a starting XV when they kick Namibia and were still too clever for a Canadians.

A day after Uruguay’s startle win over Fiji, Canada started with hopes of achieving a identical upset.

The mostly neutral throng also gave their support to a Canadians in a 22,000-seat stadium, though it was a vastly rearranged Italian side with a higher brazen container who tranquil many of a game.

In a widespread opening spell, fly-half Tommaso Allan landed a chastisement and converted tries by Braam Steyn and Dean Budd.

Steyn sent Peter Nelson drifting and barged between Nick Blevins and Jeff Hassler on a short-range assign during a line.

New Zealand-born second-rower Budd, stuffing in as captain with Sergio Parisse rested, galloped 30 meters by a self-existent invulnerability for his try.

Italy’s bomb start satisfied 17 points in 15 minutes.

Canada arrested a scoring debauch for a residue of a half, though their possess scoring opportunities evaporated with missed tackles, a misfiring lineout, and wrong options.

Replacement Matt Heaton forsaken a round when he had a line during his forgiveness after Tyler Ardron destitute his approach by a Italian defense.

DTH Van der Merwe confronted Italian fullback Matteo Minozzi with a two-man overlie and fed Gordon McRorie on a outward who was bustled into touch.

The second half was hardly 3 mins aged when Italy were on a house again with Sebastian Negri scoring their third try.

Canada went tighten again when Van der Merwe set adult Jeff Hassler though a cover invulnerability put a wing out in a corner.

A chastisement try for an bootleg tackle by Heaton ensured a reward indicate for Italy and reduced Canada to 14-men with Heaton in a impiety bin.

Mattia Bellini stretched a lead to 36-0 before Andrew Coe scored in a right dilemma to get Canada on a board.

But a Italian pack, who had an considerable night, responded immediately to expostulate over a line for Federico Zani to hold down, and a backline followed with a long-range conflict that finished a tame with a try to Matteo Minozzi.

© 2019 AFP

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