ITALY
No.Name
15Jayden Hayward, FB
14Edoardo Padovani, W
13Tommaso Benvenuti, C
12Luca Morisi, C
11Mattia Bellini, W
T
10Tommaso Allan, FH
T
3
9Tito Tebaldi, SH
T
1Nicola Quaglio, P
2Luca Bigi, H
3Tiziano Pasquali, P
4Alessandro Zanni, L
5Federico Ruzza, L
6Braam Steyn, FL
7Maxime Mbanda, FL
8Sergio Parisse, N8
Replacements
16Oliviero Fabiani, R
17Simone Ferrari, R
18Marco Riccioni, R
19Dean Budd, R
20Jake Polledri, R
T
21Guglielmo Palazzani, R
22Carlo Canna, R
T
2
23Matteo Minozzi, R
T

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Hanazono Rugby Stadium
1:15 AM, September 22, 2019
60dReuters

Scoring burst helps Italy to win against Namibia

Italy scored three tries within the space of 10 minutes either side of halftime to give themselves some breathing room against a stubborn Namibia before recording a 47-22 win in their Pool B opener at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka on Sunday.

Match Commentary

82'And that's a wrap from Italy vs. Namibia. It was a valiant effort from the 23rd ranked Namibia, but Italy showed their class in the end to blow them away. Make sure to stick around for our live commentary of a big clash between Ireland vs. Scotland.
81'Did Italy make the statement they would have wanted? Perhaps not. While the scoreboard showed their dominance, they left plenty more tries on the park and will be disappointed with some many dropped pill and missed opportunities. But on the flipside, they'll be very pleased with all the opportunities they created.
81'And that's it, Nic Berry blows the whistle and Italy are victorious 47-22. Italy easily left about three tries out on the pitch, but they'll be happy they got it together in the second to blow Namibia away. Meanwhile Namibia will come away with several things to work on. They'll be happy with the opening try and the two extras in the second.

Match Stats

ITALY
Possession
NAMIB
57%
43%
Territory
63%
37%
ITALY
NAMIB
122Runs80
537Meters Run317
22Clean Breaks7
95Tackles127
10Missed Tackles27
14Turnover Knock On11

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