Terry O'Connor looks back at the weekend's Rugby League World Cup as Tonga stunned New Zealand.
Italy's failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 has been met with a fierce reaction by the Italian press.
England will play friendlies against Italy and the Netherlands in spring next year ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Suliasi Vunivalu bagged a hat-trick as Fiji booked their quarter-final spot with a 38-10 victory over Italy.
Italy head coach Gian Piero Ventura called on his side to improve after they were beaten 1-0 by Sweden.
Terry Campese is hoping to bring his professional career to a fitting finale in Canberra when Italy face Fiji on Friday.
Barrie McDermott says New Zealand were the most impressive team of the weekend while England need to get tougher mentally.
Liam Finn produced a masterclass as Ireland kicked off their quest for World Cup glory with a 36-12 victory over Italy.
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