September 26, 2019 / 10:00 AM / 20 days ago

Rugby-Seven-try Italy overwhelm Canada 48-7 in Fukuoka

    FUKUOKA, Japan, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Italy ran in seven tries
to thrash a willing but limited Canada side 48-7 on a humid
Thursday evening in Fukuoka to earn a second bonus point win
from two Pool B matches at the start of their Rugby World Cup
    Bigger challenges lie ahead in a pool also including world
champions New Zealand and South Africa but the Italians will be
pleased to have rested several players and still managed an
emphatic win. 
    Tries from forwards Braam Steyn and Dean Budd in the first
13 minutes and another from Sebastian Negri early in the second
half set the Italians on their way, with a penalty try and three
more tries in the last 20 minutes putting a gloss on the result.
    The Canadians scored the best try of the match with a superb
finish by winger Andrew Coe but never looked like getting as
close to the Italians as they did in the corresponding fixture
at the 2015 World Cup, which they lost 23-18.   

 (Writing by Nick Mulvenney in Tokyo, editing by Tony Lawrence)
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