Azzurri's individuality key in All Blacks Test

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 08:51
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NEWS: Italy forwards coach .Giampiero De Carli said they are not focussing too much on what the All Blacks can do ahead of their meeting on Saturday.

Azzurri have been hitting the gym and field hard and on Wednesday they head into the  final stage of preparation before the tough encounter.  

With the All Blacks fresh from a defeat at the hands of Ireland in Chicago, they will be more eager to regain that invincibility which will be troublesome for Italy.

Despite facing an uphill battle the Italians go into this Test with their focus solely on themselves.

Italy forward coach Giampiero De Carli said: "The international calendar is tough for everyone, for us as for the All Blacks."  

He added: "But we must remain focused exclusively on ourselves, on our main objectives are to increase the depth of the team and improve the performance of the individual. We have the best group of athletes available at this time."