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Ruthless Italy crush Russia 85-15 in World Cup warm-up

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union – Italy Captain’s Run – Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France – February 22, 2018 Italy’s Matteo Minozzi during the captain’s run REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

(Reuters) – Italy submitted Russia to a humbling 85-15 defeat on Saturday, running in 13 tries in their final home appearance before the Rugby World Cup.

Matteo Minozzi led the scoring with three tries at the Stadio Riviera delle Palme in San Benedetto del Tronto as Italy’s back division ran riot. Captain Sergio Parisse was also among the try-scorers as Italy reached halftime 38-8 ahead.


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