Fitness tests for Parisse

Italy talisman Sergio Parisse must still pass two more fitness tests before being cleared for Sunday's vital World Cup clash with Ireland.

Italy's Sergio Parisse during the 6 Nations match at Twickenham against England.

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Match report and highlights: Italy 23-18 Canada

Italy squeaked past a determined and inventive Canada 23-18 to keep alive their World Cup quarter-final hopes.

Tries from Michele Rizzo and Gonzalo Garcia plus 13 points from the boot of Tommaso Allan proved just enough for Jacques Brunel's men to avert an upset, but they face a far tougher assignment next against Ireland on October 4.

Michele Rizzo got the first try.

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