Regardless of an almighty effort from their much less fancied opposition within the first half, Italy have maintained their 100-per-cent win-rate within the 2023 Rugby World Cup with a 38-17 win over Uruguay in Good.
A interval of ill-discipline half means by the primary half noticed two males despatched to the sin bin for the Azzurri and Los Terros profited, grabbing two tries. Come the half-time whistle, Uruguay held a powerful 17-7 lead.
Italy rallied within the second spell nonetheless, and a few extra incisive operating ultimately noticed the staff seize their second win -and second bonus level – from as many matches.
How did the Azzurri gamers fee within the victory?
1. Danilo Fischetti – 7/10
Did a quantity on his reverse each time they confronted off on the scrum within the first half. Handed a yellow card for collapsing a maul which noticed Uruguay seize a penalty strive. Off in 68th minute.
2. Giacomo Nicotera – 7
Ever-accurate on the lineout and an at all times prepared provider of the ball, carting the ball up time after time. Got here inside a hair of grabbing a strive from a driving maul. Off in 68th minute.
3. Marco Riccioni – 6
Tackled resolutely all through and was a significant a part of a powerful set-piece effort within the first half. Off in fiftieth minute.
4. Niccolo Cannone – 5
Outshone by his teammates. Not as industrious on defence and struggled towards a powerful Uruguayan wall. Despatched to the sin bin for 10 minutes for killing the ball when Uruguay had been sizzling on assault. Off in fiftieth minute.
5. Federico Ruzza – 8
Signor In every single place for Italy. Key on the lineouts, hit double digits on defence earlier than the halftime hooter, and made a few good runs with the ball. Prevented what regarded like a sure strive with some wonderful work on the defensive maul.
6. Sebastian Negri – 6
Put in a few cracking hits on some unsuspecting Teros ball carriers. Penalised on the breakdown for a harmful cleanout. Off in sixtieth minute.
7. Michele Lamaro – 8
Led from the entrance in defence, hitting the massive 20 earlier than the 80 minutes was up. Scored an important strive early within the second half to make sure his staff stayed in touching distance of their opposition. Threw a reasonably telegraphed move that was picked up by Uruguay flyhalf Felipe Etcheverry and virtually resulted in a attempt to Los Teros.
8. Lorenzo Cannone – 7
Made a few spectacular carries within the lead-up to captain Lamaro’s strive. Banked certainly one of his personal when he muscled his means over out extensive throughout Italy’s purple patch originally of the second half. Off in sixty fourth minute.
9. Alessandro Garbisi – 7
Some good work on defence pressured a fumble from his reverse early within the match, and Italy shortly profited from some good counter-attacking play to earn themselves a five-metre scrum. Labored nicely as a hyperlink man when the Italy assault obtained flowing. Had a few yips in the back of the ruck. Left the sphere with two strive assists to his title. Off in sixtieth minute.
10. Tommaso Allan – 8
Like a lot of his teammates. took some time to seek out his toes within the match. Penalised for a seatbelt sort out late within the first half. Uruguay scored their second strive of the night from the following discipline possession. Confirmed good consciousness to cost down a clearing kick from Etcheverry, and the ensuing territory ultimately noticed Italy capitalise. Sparked a counter-attack moments later, with the Azzurri scoring quickly after, to actually wrestle again management of the sport.
11. Montanna Ioane – 7
Put in a stunning hit on defence instantly following Uruguay’s first rating at hand some momentum to his facet. Had no points getting his arms on the ball however, in distinction to the traditional run of issues, struggled to interrupt the gainline – that’s till he crashed over for a strive within the 52nd minute to place his facet again within the lead. Hustled his reverse on defence nicely within the second spell.
12. Paolo Garbisi – 8
Aggressive on either side of the ball, making some stable hits on defence and placing his hand as much as carry recurrently within the midfield. Completed the match with a game-high 12 carries to his title. A key organiser for the Azzurri. Solely unfavourable was a reasonably horrible drop objective try with time virtually up on the clock.
13. Juan Ignacio Brex – 5
Comparatively quiet all through, popping as much as seize a well-taken strive within the second half however in any other case largely fading into the background.
14. Lorenzo Pani – 5
A pleasant cost on the line from a malfunctioning backline transfer noticed Pani seize the primary strive of the sport. Went silent after that. Left the sphere briefly within the thirtieth minute.
15. Ange Capuozzo – 6
Made the kick and led the cost that ultimately pressured a red-zone scrum for Italy – and Italy’s first strive. A few different dinks paid small dividends for the Azzurri however most likely put boot to ball on one too many events when his facet would have achieved nicely to retain possession.
16. Federico Zani – N/A
On in 68th minute. Fluffed his first lineout.
17. Ivan Nemer – 6
Requested to play either side of the scrum. Quickly on in thirtieth minute on account of Fischetti’s yellow card. Was rightly sanctioned for a dumb late hit on No 6 when Italy had already been awarded the penalty. Joined as a everlasting substitute within the 68th minute.
18. Pietro Ceccarelli – 5
On in fiftieth minute. A step down on the scrum and the sport was largely gained when he entered the fray.
19. Dino Lamb – 6
On in fiftieth minute. Made a few stable carries and hit the breakdown with intent.
20. Manuel Zuliani – 7
On in sixtieth minute. One good steal on the breakdown gave his facet some good attacking ball whereas his carry recreation was additionally sturdy.
21. Giovanni Pettinelli – N/A
On in sixty fourth minute.
22. Alessandro Fusco – 6
On in sixtieth minute. Scampered across the discipline with intent.
23. Paolo Odogwu – N/A
On in 68th minute. Made a pleasant run as quickly as he entered the sphere.