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Italian rugby on tour: loss to Australia before second match this weekend

Italy lost its rugby union match to hosting side Australia on the weekend, in a final score of 31-8.
While the home side dominated, Italy’s Azzurri did show moments of spark, scoring a try in the second half of the match by putting Kaine Robertson over the line.

In what seemed to be a non-native Italian side, former Australian league player Craig Gower appeared in a test debut for the Italians, engineering that second-half try.

In what were freezing conditions in Australia’s capital Canberra, Italy struggled to find its half-back rhythm.

While Italy’s defence held more or less throughout the game, they’re lacking in inspiration in attack, with the frontliners working hard but little imaginative back-up from behind.
The two sides meet again on June 20 in Melbourne.

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