Italy 47-22 Namibia: Azzurri open World Cup campaign with victory

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In changing weather conditions in 20, italy started their World Cup Pool B campaign.
Prior to the Azzurri drew level with a penalty 19, the took an early lead throughout Damian Stevens.
Italy took control from Tito Tebaldi along with Tommaso Allan with attempts.
Edoardo Padovani Jake Polledri scored after the break, while Chad Plato and JC Greyling scored consolations for Namibia.
Italy originally fought in the pouring rain and had to wait till the 25th minute to take the direct, but since the sun emerged in the second halfof the Six Nations side turned on the style since they overpowered their rivals, who at 23 are the lowest ranked side in the tournament.
Italy captain Sergio Parisse, 36, became the third person to play five World Cups, fitting the levels of compatriot Mauro Bergamasco and Samoa’s Brian Lima, and his 141st international cap also drew him level with all former Ireland and British Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll in 2nd place on the one time list.
« The important thing was to win and take the five points, » Parisse explained.
« Big congratulations to Namibia too because they gave up. They kept playing into the end. »
Tiziano Pasquiale had been stretchered off before the fracture, the only drawback for the Azzurri was.
Play was paused for what appeared to be a neck injury, while the prop received attention.
Italy are next in action against Canada on Thursday, 26 September (08:45 BST), although Namibia face neighbours South Africa on Saturday, 28 September (10:45).
Defending champions New Zealand, who beat South Africa on Saturday, will be the other team in the category.
Italy: Hayward, Bellini, Benvenuti Padovani; Allan, Tebaldi; Quaglio, Bigi, Pasquali, Zanni, Ruzza Mbanda, Parisse.
Replacements: Fabiani, Ferrari, Riccioni, Budd, Polledri Canna, Minozzi.
Namibia: Tromp, Plato, Newman, De la Harpe, Greyling; Loubser, Stevens; Rademeyer, Van Jaarsveld, Coetzee Lill Kitshoff Venter.
Replacements: De Klerk, Van der Westhuizen, Theron, Retief Walters, Jantjies, Kisting.
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