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Rugby World Cup 2019: Italy thump Namibia 47-22


Italy travel to Fukuoka to meet Canada on Thursday, while Namibia face South Africa on Saturday in Toyota City.

Namibian players bring down Italy’s Luca Morisi during their Rugby World Cup Pool B game in Osaka on Sunday.

Namibian players bring down Italy’s Luca Morisi during their Rugby World Cup Pool B game in Osaka on Sunday.Credit:Kyodo News via AP

The Azzurri, however, suffered a significant injury blow when tighthead prop Tiziano Pasquali was carried off late in the first half after colliding with captain Sergio Parisse’s shoulder when they made a tackle.

Namibia provided an early shock with No.9 Stevens finishing off a sweeping movement after Italian hooker Luca Bigi had overthrown a…



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