LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Internationals

Thumb_italy-ed Italy

20

Thumb_australia-ed Australia

50
Kick-off local time : Sat, 09 November 2013 - 15h00
Kick-off : Sat, 09 November 2013 - 16h00
Venue : Torino
Referee : Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Match status : Result
  Italy Australia
Tries Luke McLean (12min), Lorenzo Cittadini (62min), and Tommaso Allan (79min) Tevita Kuridrani (22min) and Israel Folau (70min)
Penalties
Conversions
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

FULL-TIME - Azzurri launch one last desperate attempt at some consolation, but their hands let them down. That is it here from Turin, a game in which the Wallabies produced probably their most emphatic performance of the year under Ewen McKenzie. Don't forget that we are still LIVE with England v Argentina and then later we also bring you Wales v SA and France v NZ!

79

TRY - Consolation for the home team as Tommaso Allan goes over. He can't add the extras - 20-50

78

That becomes a scrum penalty, as the referee loses patience with the Wallabies underhanded tactics

77

Free kick to Italy, as the Wallabies go early in a scrum.

76

Penalty to Italy as the Wallabies go offside again.

75

oshua Furno goes close, but the TMO rules that he was held up

74

Italy using their forwards and looking for a consolation score - plenty of phases, but all too predictable. The referee plays advantage and still Azzurri bash away

70

CONVERSION - Christian Lealiifano brings up the half-tom, 50-15

70

TRY - Israel Folau gets in on the act as the Wallabies run riot.

68

CONVERSION - Christian Lealiifano slots it from the touchline - 43-15

67

TRY - Joe Tomane exposes the frail Italian as the Azzuri heads drop.

66

PENALTY - Christian Lealiifano, from about 45m on the angle, slots the kick for a 36-17 lead

63

CONVERSION - Tommaso Allan can't adds the extras - 15-33

62

TRY - Italy finally showed the urgency that was present in the first 10 minutes and the replacement prop Lorenzo Cittadi Cittadini goes over after numerous phases

59

CONVERSION - Quade Cooper adds the extras - 33-10

58

TRY - Adam Ashley-Cooper gets another for the Wallabies, as Quade Cooper again injects himself into the game

56

Some more aimless kicking and this suits the Wallabies, who now have plenty of ball from which to counter with

54

A line-out move by Italy goes pearshaped and they are driven back into their own half

53

Italy win a scrum penalty near the Aussie 10m line

52

CONVERSION - Quade Cooper adds the extras, 26-10

51

TRY - Quade Cooper imposes himself on the game and an offload, which required a couple of looks by the TMO, puts Nick Cummins over.

50

Scrum penalty against Italy - this set piece situations has been real one-for-you-one-for-me refereeing

49

Very scrappy game now, both teams conceding sloppy turnovers

48

Some aimless kicking by both sides and then James Slipper compounds the situation by stepping into touch 10m outside his own 22

46

Free kick to Italy as the Wallabies delay the line-out throw too long

45

Robert Barbieri penalised at the tackle as he gets isolated just outside the Wallaby 22

43

Wallabies penalised for going off their feet at a ruck inside the Italian 22. Then another penalty for an offence at the maul

42

Wallaby forwards carrying it strongly and a grubber forces the Italians to scramble the ball into touch on their 22

41

Alberto di Bernardo gets the second half underway

40

A couple of kicks from both teams brings the first half to and end. That is HALF-TIME here in Turin - a first half that saw the Azzurri out the blocks very quickly, but the Wallabies have settled down and look in control. See you in 10 minutes.

39

Alberto di Bernardo again pushes his attempt well wide

38

That becomes a penalty, after the Wallabies go offside at the tackle, after a quick tap-'n-go

37

Scrum free kick against the Wallabies

36

Cooper attempts to drive the Azzurri back into their 22, but it is too deep and there is a scrum near halfway

35

Alberto di Bernardo pushes his attempt well wide

34

Penalty to Italy, as the Wallabies ran obstructive lines after a kick ahead by Parisse

32

Quade Cooper can't add the extras - 19-10

31

TRY - Nick Cummins goes over after a few strong phases and quick hands put him into sp[ace on the left wing

30

Italian forwards piling on the pressure, but concede a penalty at a ruck just outside the Wallaby 22

28

Australia work the ball through the phases, but just outside the Azzurri 22 there is a knock-on - scrum feed Italy

25

Luke McLean attempts a chip-kick after half-a-dozen phases, but it is too deep

23

CONVERSION - Quade Cooper adds the extras and the Wallabies lead 14-10

22

TRY - evita Kuridrani gets the five-pointer, a wobbly line-out and then the ball going wide where Nick Cummin's pace created the overlap and extra space

21

Penalty to Australia as the scrum goes down

20

Australia free-kicked at the scrum and Italy tap-'n-go - however, Castro's hand let him down at a ruck just outside the 22

19

Australia still look to play a high-tempo game, but the Azzurri hold them up in the tackle and win a scrum feed near the Wallaby 10m line

17

CONVERSION - Quade Cooper adds the extras, 7-10

16

TRY - Ben Mowen gets Australia first try, as the Wallabies took the ball through numerous phases and increased the tempo to break down the Italian defence

13

CONVERSION - lberto di Bernardo ADDS THE EXTRAS - 10-0

12

TRY - Luke McLean gets the opening five-pointer, which started with a poor Genia chip and a counter from inside the Italian 22

11

Penalty against Italy, as a player goes off his feet at the tackle - quick tap and go

10

Free kick against Italy

9

What will the scrums bring? First scrum is reset after a collapse on the Wallaby side

8

Italy reclaim the restart and there's a Wallaby hand that knocked the ball on - scrum Italy about 10m outside their 22

7

Quade Cooper pushes his attempt well wide to the right

6

Penalty to the Wallabies from the restart - holding onto the ball

5

PENALTY - Alberto di Bernardo opens Italy's account, 3-0

4

Azzurri into the Wallaby 22 and there's an intercept - but there's a penalty to Italy for offside

2

The Italian pack are having a strong start, with plenty of pick-an-go progress

0

Quade Cooper gets us underway!

-5

Both teams on the field - time for the anthems

-10

The teams are getting ready to take to the field

-15

Italy have never beaten Australia, but they came very close 12 months ago - going down by just three points, 19-22, in Bologna

-18

"This game is really important for us" Wallabies Captain Ben Mowen

-20

It is clear and very little chance of rain. It is in the mid teens - good weather for an entertaining game.

-25

Rob Simmons was named at blindside flank in the only change made to the Wallaby starting line-up. Italy made no major changes to their team ahead of their first November Test, apart from Luca Morisi's inclusion at outside centre in place of Gonzalo Canale, who is out injured.

-30

Welcome to Stadio Olimpico, in Turin, where we are gearing up for the first big game of the day - Italy against Australia!
Italy
Players
15 Luke McLean
14 Angelo Esposito
13 Michele Campagnaro
12 Gonzalo Garcia
11 Leonardo Sarto
10 Luciano Orquera
9 Tito Tebaldi
8 Sergio Parisse
7 Robert Barbieri
6 Joshua Furno
5 Marco Bortolami
4 Quintin Geldenhuys
3 Lorenzo Cittadini
2 Leonardo Ghiraldini
1 Matias Aguero

Substitutes
23 Andrea Masi
22 Tommaso Allan
21 Edoardo Gori
20 Paul Derbyshire
19 George Biagi
18 Alberto De Marchi
17 Michele Rizzo
16 Davide Giazzon
Australia
Players
15 Israel Folau
14 Peter Betham
13 Tevita Kuridrani
12 Matt Toomua
11 Rob Horne
10 Bernard Foley
9 Nick Phipps
8 Ben McCalman
7 Michael Hooper
6 Scott Fardy
5 Rob Simmons
4 Sam Carter
3 Sekope Kepu
2 Tatafu Polota-Nau
1 James Slipper

Substitutes
23 Kurtley Beale
22 Nic White
21 Matt Hodgson
20 Scott Higginbotham
19 James Horwill
18 Ben Alexander
17 Pek Cowan
16 James Hanson