Italy 47-22 Namibia: Azzurri open World Cup campaign with victory

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In changing weather conditions in Osaka italy began their World Cup Pool B campaign.
The took an early lead before the Azzurri drew level with a penalty attempt.
Italy took charge with attempts from Tito Tebaldi and Tommaso Allan.
Edoardo Padovani, Carlo Canna, Jake Polledri, Matteo Minozzi felt after the fracture, while JC Greyling and Chad Plato scored consolations.
Italy originally fought in the pouring rain and had to wait until the 25th minute to take the direct, but as the sun appeared at the second half, the Six Nations facet turned on the design as they overpowered their opponents, who at 23 would be the lowest ranked side in the tournament.
Italy captain Sergio Parisse, 36, became the third man to play five World Cups, fitting the totals of compatriot Mauro Bergamasco and Samoa’s Brian Lima, along with his 141st international cap also drew him level with former Ireland and British Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll in second position on the all time list.
„The main thing was to win and take the five things,“ Parisse said.
„Big congratulations to Namibia too since they never gave up. They kept playing into the finish.“
When Tiziano Pasquiale had been stretchered off until the fracture, the only drawback for the Azzurri was.
Play was briefly stopped for what appeared to be a neck injury, while the prop received attention.
Italy are next in action against Canada on Thursday, 26 September (08:45 BST), although Namibia confront neighbors South Africa on Saturday, 28 September (10:45).
Defending champions New Zealand, who beat South Africa on Saturday, are the group from the group.
Italy: Hayward, Bellini, Benvenuti Padovani Tebaldi; Quaglio, Bigi, Pasquali Ruzza, Steyn, Mbanda, Parisse.
Replacements: Fabiani, Ferrari, Riccioni, Budd, Polledri Canna, Minozzi.
Namibia: Tromp, Plato De la Harpe, Greyling; Loubser, Stevens; Van Jaarsveld, Rademeyer, Coetzee, Van Lill, Uanivi, Kitshoff, Conradie, Venter.
Replacements: De Klerk, Van der Westhuizen, Theron, Retief Walters Kisting.
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