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Autumn Internationals

Coverage of the Autumn internationals including Ireland v Australia and England v South Africa.

  • Italy: 15 Andrea Masi, 14 Luke McLean, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Luca Morisi, 11 Leonardo Sarto, 10 Kelly Haimona, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse, 7 Samuela Vunisa, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 5 Joshua Furno, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Matias Aguero. 
    Replacements: 16 Andrea Manici, 17 Alberto De Marchi, 18 Dario Chistolini, 19 Marco Bortolami, 20 Francesco Minto, 21 Guglielmo Palazzani, 22 Luciano Orquera, 23 Giulio Toniolatti.

    South Africa: 15 Johan Goosen, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Trevor Nyakane
    Replacements: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 Julian Redelinghuys, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Willie le Roux

    11/22/2014 1:55:38 PM
  • Welcome to our live coverage of this international Test between Italy and South Africa from Stadio Eugane - should be a great game with plenty of passion! 
    11/22/2014 2:01:02 PM
  • Fantastic conditions for running rugby but we think the big men up front are going to decide this one. 
    11/22/2014 2:02:29 PM
  • Springboks kick-off, Italy allow it top bounce and the Boks regain the ball. 
    11/22/2014 2:04:10 PM
  • Italy 0-0 South Africa
    That is a great turnover from italy and they kick and chase - a good jump from Azzurri fullback Andrea Masi but he just knocks it on. 
    11/22/2014 2:06:09 PM
  • Italy 0-0 South Africa
    Italy have a great chance after some sustained pressure from South Africa - they just rush it a bit and give away a penalty - Lambie clears for the boks.
    11/22/2014 2:10:31 PM
  • Italy 0-0 South Africa
    Italy have a penalty after Coetzee is turned over. Haimona goes for the posts from about 50m out  but it's just short.
    11/22/2014 2:14:26 PM
  • Italy 3-0 South Africa [penalty-rugby]
    That is worrying for the boks who win a penalty at the scrum and Kelly Haimona gives the hosts a well deserved lead. 
    11/22/2014 2:17:32 PM
  • Italy 3-0 South Africa
    South Africa look to strike right back as they rumble into Italy's 22. Great work from Etsebeth who smashes into contact. 
    11/22/2014 2:20:23 PM
  • Italy 3-3 South Africa [penalty-rugby]
    Lambie levels the scores with a penalty right in front of the posts
    11/22/2014 2:21:12 PM
  • Italy 3-3 South Africa
    Attacking scrum for South Africa about 10 metres out - better showing from them and Reinach tries to get through but Italy hold firm, but South Africa very patient here.
    11/22/2014 2:27:26 PM
  • Italy 3-8 South Africa[try]
    TRY! A wonderful barging run from prop Coenie Oosthuizen who reaches over and scores the first try of the game. Lambie cannot convert from out wide though. 
    11/22/2014 2:28:55 PM
  • Leonardo Sarto and JP Pietersen compete for the high ball

    11/22/2014 2:30:13 PM
  • Italy 3-8 South Africa
    South Africa back in their opponents 22 and looking for their second try with their big men. Italy doing a lot of tackling here but the Green machine keeps on coming - Lambie goes for the long skip pass for Pietersen who knocks on! That should have been another try for the Boks.
    11/22/2014 2:33:45 PM
  • Italy 3-8 South Africa
    South Africa think they get a heel against the head at the scrum but the ref says the ball was not in and Italy win a free kick and can clear their lines. 
    11/22/2014 2:35:43 PM
  • Italy 3-8 South Africa
    Nice dummy from Johan
    Goosen who takes South Afrioca back into Italy's 22. He's finally brought down but the boks on the attack through 
    Nyakane and Victor Matfield.
    11/22/2014 2:42:03 PM
  • Italy 3-8 South Africa
    South Africa really need to make these moments count - Italy slow the ball down and then win a scrum after SA knock on. 
    11/22/2014 2:43:04 PM
  • Eben Etsebeth tries to break through Italy's defence

    11/22/2014 2:45:29 PM
  • Italy 3-8 South Africa
    South Africa win a penalty and kick for the corner, however they then lose the lineout and Italy try to run out of their own 22.  They then win another penalty after Duane Vermeulen is penalised at the breakdown. 
    11/22/2014 2:48:43 PM
  • Italy 3-8 South Africa
    Masi is penalised for taking out Habana in the air - looks like it was a legitimate challenge for the ball. 
    11/22/2014 2:52:28 PM
  • Italy 6-8 South Africa [penalty-rugby]
    Another turnover though and it's Italy's chance to get some points on the board after SA are penalised. Haimona makes it a two point game at the break.
    11/22/2014 2:54:13 PM
  • Italy 6-8 South Africa [half-time]
    Italy are well in touch at the break and will be very happy - South Africa will be disappointed not to have a bigger lead after dominating the gainline. Italy have had to put in a lot of tackles in the first 40 minutes, will  they be able to sustain that defensive effort in the second? 
    11/22/2014 2:58:05 PM
  • Italy 6-8 South Africa
    We are back for the second half - Italy kick off and go in seacrh of their first ever win against South Africa. 
    11/22/2014 3:05:44 PM
  • Italy 6-8 South Africa
    Scrum for Italy in the middle of the field, scrum collapses but Italy get the ball out - there is a knock on though, SA pounce and race upfield.
    11/22/2014 3:09:14 PM
  • Italy 6-8 South Africa
    Boks looking dangerous and Goosen dinks the ball through for Serfontein to chase - but it's well marshalled by Masi who clears.
    11/22/2014 3:10:32 PM
  • Italy 6-8 South Africa
    South Africa win a penalty - well withing range but they go for the corner. Solid lineout and De Villiers makes good ground over the gainline up the middle. South Africa take it into contact through Coetzee but great work from Martin
    Castrogiovanni holds him up and Italy win a scrum just on their 22.
    11/22/2014 3:13:11 PM
  • Italy 6-8 South Africa
    A great kick from Haimona takes Italy  into South Africa's 22. They look to attack the bok lineout but lack of discipline sees them concede a penalty for pulling the maul down. 
    11/22/2014 3:16:00 PM
  • Italy 6-8 South Africa
    The visitors get a superb driving maul going and rampage about 20 metres into Italy's 22. They win a penalty and Lambie goes for the corner. 
    11/22/2014 3:17:22 PM
  • Italy 6-8 South Africa
    Another unforced error from the boks as Victor Matfield cannot take the lineout. Scrum to Italy. 
    11/22/2014 3:18:20 PM
  • Johan Goosen on the attack for South Africa

    11/22/2014 3:18:47 PM
  • Italy 6-8 South Africa
    The two hookers not happen with each other. ref has to calm them down after Italy win a penalty at the scrum. 
    11/22/2014 3:20:13 PM
  • Italy 6-8 South Africa
    Both sides making too many unforced errors - that should have been a good attacking platform for Italy but they knock it on after they claim clean lineout ball. 
    11/22/2014 3:21:10 PM
  • Italy 6-8 South Africa
    What an attack from Italy who run it from just outside their 22 - Masi hits the line and smashes through the bok defence. Parisse takes it up further but  the ball pops out from the breakdown. However it's a penalty for Italy who can take the lead here as  Haimona steps up for a long range effort - unfortunately its just short. 

    11/22/2014 3:25:36 PM
  • Italy 6-15 South Africa [try]
    TRY! South Africa get their second try as Reinach goes over after a lovely line from replacement Nizaam
    Carr. Pollard converts 
    11/22/2014 3:29:34 PM
  • Italy 6-15 South Africa
    South Africa straight back on the attack - their replacements have certainly added some impetus to their game. However Le Roux cannot quite get the pass away to Matfield though. 
    11/22/2014 3:31:51 PM
  • Italy 6-15 South Africa
    More mistakes from South Africa - very frustrating as they are building nicely but cannot quite finish their attacking moves off. 
    11/22/2014 3:36:15 PM
  • Italy 6-15 South Africa
    Superb work from Parisse who beats three men out on the wing to take a cross kick, Italy then win a penalty from the ruck, however they then lose the ball forward from the lineout. Scrum to SA who clear their lines.
    11/22/2014 3:39:54 PM
  • Italy 6-15 South Africa
    Springboks are penalised in Italy's 22 for not rolling away at the tackle area. That's poor though as a shocking pass puts Italy under all sorts of pressure from the lineout and South Africa win a scrum. 
    11/22/2014 3:42:37 PM
  • Italy 6- 15 South Africa
    A wonderful scrum from Italy as they win a penalty on the half-way line. Haimona goes for the corner - and is then subbed...

    11/22/2014 3:44:37 PM
  • Italy 6-15 South Africa
    The Azzurri on the attack but the bok defence holding firm. Luciano
    puts the ball on his foot to turn the SA defence but it's got too much on it and beats Michele Campagnaro into touch.
    11/22/2014 3:46:48 PM
  • Italy 6-15 South Africa
    SA look to clear their lines with a penalty - Pollard cannot make touch though and Italy run the ball back at them. 
    11/22/2014 3:48:23 PM
  • Italy 6-15 South Africa
    It's all Italy in the final minutes of the game...although saying that Duane Vermeulen turns the ball over and Le Roux and Pollard combine wonderfully to break out of their 22.
    11/22/2014 3:50:02 PM
  • Italy 6-22 South Africa[try]
    TRY! That is a superb break from Pollard who feeds Habana at pace who goes over and scores. Pollard converts to give them a 22-6 win over Italy. it was certainly a lot closer than that! 
    11/22/2014 3:51:29 PM
  • Italy certainly pushed South Africa all the way their and will be thinking thatb they could have recorded their first ever win over the Springboks. South Africa will need to be a lot better than that as they head to Wales next weekend.
    11/22/2014 3:54:14 PM
  • Next up for us is Ireland v Australia! 
    11/22/2014 3:54:36 PM
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