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- International Match
- 9th Nov 2013
- KO 14:00
- Ground: Stadio Flaminio, Rome
- Att: 28,000
Italy v Australia - Live
80 Italy 20 Australia 50
80 Australia win a turnover and their backs launch a counter-attack. The ball comes out to Toomua, who puts a foot into touch. The referee calls him back and blows the final whistle soon afterwards. It's been a one-sided affair and the Wallabies can be proud of their effort as they dominated most of this match. The second half, in particular, was all Australia and the Azzurri will have to go back to the drawing board if they want to be competitive in their next match against Fiji.
79 TRY, ITALY, ALLAN! 20-50. Italy are attacking inside Australia's 22 but they are making little headway with their forwards. The ball is eventually taken out wide to the backs and Tomasso Allan glides through a gap in the Wallabies' defence to score a try on his debut!
76 Joshua Furno picks up and goes, close to the Wallabies' posts, but after checking with his TMO referee Jackson rules that he was held up.
73 Italy go on the drive from a line-out, close to Australia's try-line, but they make little headway as the Wallabies defend with great resilience.
70 CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 15-50. Lealiifano makes it look so easy as he succeeds with another spot-kick, from up against the touchline.
69 TRY, AUSTRALIA, FOLAU! 15-48. Australia are running rampant now and when Tomane is stopped just short of the line he offloads to Folau who gets in for an easy five-pointer!
68 CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 15-43. Lealiifano is on target again and the visitors have this game in the bag now!
67 TRY, AUSTRALIA, TOMANE! 15-41. Joe Tomane gathers a pass from Stephen Moore and shows a nice turn of speed before scoring in the right-hand corner!
66 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 15-36. Christian Lealiifano is on the field and immediately makes an impact when he adds another three-pointer, after Leonardo Ghiraldini is penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground.
63 TRY, ITALY, CITTADINI! 15-33. The Azzurri are on the attack close to the Wallabies' try-line and after McLean and Barbieri are stopped just short of the line Lorenzo Cittadini barges over from close quarters!
60 CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, COOPER! 10-33. Cooper adds the extras to add to Italy's woes.
59 TRY, AUSTRALIA, ASHLEY-COOPER! 10-31. The Wallabies attack with their forwards, close to the Azzurri's try-line, before the ball goes out to their backs. Cooper throws a perfectly-timed inside pass to Addam-Ashley Cooper, who scores next to the upright!
57 Benevenuti is penalised for straying offside at a ruck and Toomua puts the Wallabies on the attack with a kick which sails into touch on the Azzurri's five-metre line.
55 Toomua kicks up field but again his effort is too far and this time the ball rolls over the Azzurri's dead-ball line.
52 CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, COOPER! 10-26. Cooper makes no mistake from the kicking tee to give the visitors a 16-point lead!
51 TRY, AUSTRALIA, CUMMINS1 10-24. Cooper draws in three defenders before offloading to Cummins who gets in for his second five-pointer!
48 Cooper gathers a kick from Benevenuti band sets off on an attacking run. He offloads to James Slipper, who steps into touch, close to the halfway mark, when he tries to take the attack further.
46 Italy attack deep inside Australia's half but lose momentum when Robert Barbieri holds onto the ball on the ground. Toomua kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the Azzurri's 22-metre line.
44 Simmons is pinned for entering a ruck from the wrong side. Di Bernardo puts the ball into touch five metres outside of Australia's 22.
41 Alberto Di Bernardo gets the second half started with a deep hanging kick. Rob Simmons gathers and sets up a ruck on the edge of his 22.
40 Italy 10 Australia 19
40 Toomua gathers a kick from McLean, inside his 22 and boots it into touch. That's the final act of the half as referee Glen Jackson blows his whistle to indicate half-time. It's been an entertaining opening stanza with Italy dominant in the early stages but Australia have fought back well and deserve their lead. Don't go away! We'll be back in 10 minutes with the second half's coverage.
40 Di Bernardo gets another chance to narrow the gap,after Mowen is penalised for being offside, but once again he is wide of the mark.
37 Toomua spots a gap behind the Azzurri's defence and kicks for touch. His kick is a tantalising one which rolls int touch inside the hosts' in-goal area. This means that Italy get the throw-in at the scrum from where Toomua kicked on the halfway mark.
35 Di Bernardo has a chance to narrow the gap after Rob Simmons is pinned for obstruction but his kick is off target.
32 TRY, AUSTRALIA, CUMMNIS! 10-19. Australia attack inside Italy's 22 and Genia breaks on the blindside where he offloads to Cummins, who slips through a tackle from McLean before touching down!
29 Italy are under pressure at a scrum, on the edge of their 22, but Di Bernardo brings relief with a big punt which sails into touch midway between Australia's 22 and the halfway mark.
26 Michael picks up and goes from the back of a scrum and then goes to ground! Genia throws a long pass to Cummins, who does brilliantly to hold onto the ball. As he goes to ground he offloads but Alessandro Zanni knocks on as he tries to intercept.
24 CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, COOPER! 10-14. Cooper shows his class as he lands a difficult spot-kick from close to the touchline!
23 TRY, AUSTRALIA, KURIDRANI! 10-12. Australia attack with their backs and Nick Cummins sets off on a blistering run down the left-hand touchline. He is tackled in front of the try-line but offloads to Tevita Kuridrani, who scores with a defender on his back!
21 Michele Rizzo is pinned for illegal scrummaging and Cooper puts the penalty into touch on Italy's 10-metre line.
19 The Wallabies forwards go on the drive on their 10-metre mark but the Azzuri pack does well to halt their momentum and when the maul becomes static it's the hosts who get the put in at the scrum.
17 CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, COOPER! 10-7. Quade Cooper holds his nerve this time and narrows the gap to three points.
16 TRY, AUSTRALIA, MOWEN! 10-5. The ball is taken through a couple of phases before Cooper takes it wide and captain Ben Mowen rounds off for the visitors' first try!
15 The Wallabies attack with their backs and Israel Folau joins the line at pace! He beats a couple of defenders and is eventually brought to ground inside Italy's 22!
13 CONVERSION, ITALY, DI BERNARDO! 10-0. Di Bernardo adds the extras to extend the home side's lead.
12 TRY, ITALY, MCLEAN! 8-0. Italy launch an attack, from inside their 22, and Benevenuti is in the clear down the right-hand touchline! He throws an inside pass to Luca Morisi who offloads to Luke Mclean who gets the game's opening try!
10 Italy's front row are blown up when they fail to settle properly at a scrum. It's a tap penalty and Will Genia plays quickly. He goes on the attack just outside Italy's 22!
7 Quade Cooper gets a chance to level the scores, when Tommaso Benevenuti is penaslised for going off his feet a ta ruck but the kick is wide of the mark!
5 PENALTY, ITALY, ALBERTO DI BERNARDO! 3-0. Di Bernardo draws first blood for the hosts, when he succeeds with the three-pointer after the Wallabies' forwards are pinned for straying offside at a ruck.
3 Sitaleki Timani is pinned when he plays Antonio Pavanello in the air at the line-out. Di Bernardo puts the ball into touch 10 metres outside Australia's 22
1 And we're off! Matt Toomua gets us underway with a deep hanging kick which Sergio Parisse gathers inside his 22. He sets up a ruck and the ball comes out to Alberto Di Bernardo, who kicks for touch and puts the ball out on his 10-metre line.
The two sides stand to attention and belt out their respective anthems. first up is Australia's Advance Australia Fair, followed by Italy's Il Canto degli Italiani.
Italy boss Jacques Brunel has named a strong starting XV for this encounter. Number eight Sergio Parisse will captain the Azzurri while Australian-born Luke McLean starts at full-back because Andrea Masi is sidelined. Italy's newest recruit, Tommaso Allan, meanwhile starts on the bench.
Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has made just one change to his run-on side after last weekend's loss to England at Twickenham. Lock Rob Simmons has been named as Scott Fardy's replacement on the blindside flank. There are three other changes amongst the replacements, with loose forwards Dave Dennis and Liam Gill, along with wing Joe Tomane, all returning to the matchday squad. Tomane is back after injuring himself following a man of the match display against Argentina in Rosario. Dennis comes back into the side after missing last week's clash against England while Gill gets his first chance since coming on as a replacement in Australia's opening three Tests of the Rugby Championship. Ben Mowen and Quade Cooper maintain their leadership responsibilities as captain and vice-captain respectively.
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