September 20, 2019 / 11:24 AM / a month ago

UPDATE 1-FACTBOX-Rugby-World Cup-Italy v Namibia

 (Updates item moved on Sept 20 after change to number 23 in
Namibia team)
    Sept 21 (Reuters) - Factbox on the Rugby World Cup Pool B
fixture between Italy and Namibia:
    
    WHERE
    Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka
        
    WHEN 
    Sunday, September 22 at 2.15pm local time (0515 GMT)
    
    ITALY
    World ranking: 14
    Coach: Conor O'Shea (Ireland)
    Captain: Sergio Parisse
    Team: 15-Jayden Hayward, 14-Mattia Bellini, 13-Tommaso
Benvenuti, 12-Luca Morisi, 11-Edoardo Padovani, 10-Tommaso
Allan, 9-Tito Tebaldi, 8-Sergio Parisse, 7-Maxime Mbanda,
6-Braam Steyn, 5-Federico Ruzza, 4-Alessandro Zanni, 3-Tiziano
Pasquali, 2-Luca Bigi, 1-Nicola Quaglio
    Replacements: 16-Oliviero Fabiani, 17-Simone Ferrari,
18-Marco Riccioni, 19-Dean Budd, 20-Jake Polledri, 21-Guglielmo
Palazzani, 22-Carlo Canna, 23-Matteo Minozzi.
    
    NAMIBIA
    World ranking: 23
    Coach: Phil Davies (Wales)
    Captain: Tjiuee Uanivi
    Team: 15-Johan Tromp, 14-Chad Plato, 13-Justin Newman,
12-Darryl De La Harpe, 11-JC Greyling, 10-Cliven Loubser,
9-Damian Stevens, 8-Janco Venter, 7-Wian Conradie, 6-Rohan
Kitshoff, 5-Tjiuee Uanivi, 4-PJ Van Lill, 3-Johannes Coetzee,
2-Torsten George Van Jaarsveld, 1-Andre Rademeyer
    Replacements: 16-Louis van der Westhuizen, 17-AJ De Klerk,
18-Nelius Theron, 19-Johan Retief, 20-Max Katjijeko, 21-Eugene
Jantjies, 22-Helarius Axasman Kisting, 23-PJ Walters.
    
    OFFICIALS
    Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
    Assistants: Nigel Owens (Wales), Federico Anselmi
(Argentina)
    TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
    
    POOL B FIXTURES (date/opponent/venue)
    ITALY
    Sept 26   v Canada         Fukuoka
    Oct 4     v South Africa   Fukuroi
    Oct 12    v New Zealand    Toyota
    
    NAMIBIA
    Sept 28   v South Africa   Toyota 
    Oct 6     v New Zealand    Tokyo 
    Oct 13    v Canada         Kamaishi

 (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, Editing by
William Maclean)
  
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