Italy edge Canada 20-18 in close encounter

Carlo Canna snatched victory for Italy
Carlo Canna snatched victory for Italy
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Canada 18 - Italy 20, BMO Field

Carlo Canna's penalty in the 72nd minute was the saviour for Italy as they managed to edge out Canada by 20-18 in their encounter at BMO Field.

It was the fly-half from both the teams, Tommaso Allan and Gordon McRorie, who scored three penalties each in the first half to take the scoreline to 9-9 at half-time.

In the 48th minute, Canada missed a golden chance to score the first try of the game but instead they spilled the ball in Italy's half but managed to win a penalty.

They settled for three points instead of pushing for a try and managed to take a lead of 12-9.

With a scoreline of 15-12, Ornel Gega scored the only try in the game to take Italy to 15-17 lead but it was only short lived as McRorie scored his sixth penalty in the game to bring Canada back in the lead.

Canna, who was among the replacements scored the decisive penalty in the 72nd minute to take Italy to 20 points but he was sin-binned four minutes later for performing a high tackle on Dan Moor.

Despite, being one man down, Italy managed to hold on the final few minutes as they secured a 20-18 victory over Canada.

 
 

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