Italy kick off the Rugby World Cup with a bonus point win

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Italy's Ange Capuozzo scored a goal
Senior winger Ange Capuozzo scored Italy’s bonus-point goal against Namibia

Rugby World Cup: Italy v Namibia

Italy: (17) 52

Trying: Cannon, Garbisi, Lamb, Capuozzo, Faiva, Zuliani, Odogwu Disadvantage: Alan 7 pen: Allan

Namibia: (8) 8

Try: Mouton; pen: Swanepoel

Italy kicked off their Rugby World Cup campaign with a seven-try, bonus-point win over Namibia in Saint-Etienne.

Italy’s first tries came, scored by Lorenzo Cannone and Paolo Garbisi, while Namibia were down to 14 men.

Gerswin Mouton reduced the African nation’s deficit to nine points.

But Italy went clear against the tiring Namibians after half-time when Dino Lamb, Ange Capuozzo, Hame Faiva, Manuel Zuliani and Paolo Odogwu crossed.

More to follow.

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