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Italy beat Scotland in Rugby WC Qualifier

Action from the match between  Italy and Scotland
Action from the match between Italy and Scotland

Italy defeated Scotland 38-13 in their opening Rugby World Cup (WC) Qualifier in Parma, Italy on Monday.

Tries by Giada Franco, Captain Manuela Furlan, Sara Barattin and Ilaria Arrighetti helped the Italians into a 26-6 half time lead with Helen Nelson kicking two penalties for the Scots.

Michela Sillari and Furlan added scores after the break with Sillari successful with four conversions.

Rhona Lloyd crossed for Scotland while Francesca Sgorbini was sin-binned for Italy. Sarah Law added the conversion.

The Scots play Spain on Sunday and Ireland six days later with all of the qualifiers taking place in Parma.

The group winner will join the USA and Canada in World Cup Pool ‘B’ next autumn and the runner-up will enter a final qualification tournament. (BBC)


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