Italy

Match report and highlights: Italy 32-22 Romania

Italy's Rugby World Cup ended on a high as they survived a late rally from Romania to win their Pool D clash at Exeter's Sandy Park.

Romania produced a spirited comeback.

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Going into their final encounter both sides were already out having only beaten Canada - but the winners here would assure themselves of qualification for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

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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