Italy scrape past Canada

2015-09-26 17:22
Italy v Canada (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Italy have scraped past Canada in their Rugby World Cup clash at Elland Road on Saturday.

As it happened: Italy v Canada

Italy won 23-18 after leading 13-10 at half-time.

Scorers:

Italy

Tries: Michele Rizzo, Gonzalo Garcia

Conversions: Tommaso Allan (2)

Penalties: Allan (3)

Canada:

Tries: DTH van der Merwe, Matt Evans

Conversion: Nathan Hirayama

Penalties: Hirayama (2)

Teams:

Italy

15 Luke McLean, 14 Leonardo Sarto, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 11 Giovanbattista Venditti, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Samuela Vunisa, 7 Francesco Minto, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 5 Josh Furno, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (captain), 1 Michele Rizzo

Replacements: 16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Matias Aguero, 18 Martin Castrogiovanni, 19 Marco Fuser, 20 Mauro Bergamasco, 21 Guglielmo Palazzani, 22 Carlo Canna, 23 Michele Campagnaro

Canada

15 Matt Evans, 14 Phil Mackenzie, 13 Ciaran Hearn, 12 Connor Braid, 11 DTH van der Merwe, 10 Nathan Hirayama, 9 Jamie Mackenzie, 8 Tyler Ardron (captain), 7 John Moonlight, 6 Nanyak Dala, 5 Jamie Cudmore, 4 Jebb Sinclair, 3 Doug Wooldridge, 2 Ray Barkwill, 1 Hubert Buydens

Replacements: 16 Aaron Carpenter, 17 Djustice Sears-Duru, 18 Andrew Tiedemann, 19 Evan Olmstead, 20 Kyle Gilmour, 21 Phil Mack, 22 Connor Trainor, 23 Harry Jones

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