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South Africa v Italy - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
Report card: Italy
Red card and high winds bring Italy back down to earth
Coach O'Shea's squad depart RWC 2019 with a record points haul, but ruing a sending-off and heavy defeat by South Africa.
Italy v Namibia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool B
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Italy captain Parisse demands passion play against Boks
The Azzurri will clinch a maiden quarter-final spot if they can overcome South Africa's big guns.
New Zealand v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
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Vermeulen aims to outshine stalwart Parisse
South Africa number eight admits that he looks up to the Italian, who is in his fifth Rugby World Cup.
Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa Media Conference
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South Africa wary of Italy's forward threat
Assistant coach Matthew Proudfoot says the Springboks are facing a do-or-die encounter with a well-drilled Azzurri led by the inspirational Sergio Parisse.
Italy with schoolkids
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Japanese schoolchildren stun Parisse with rendition of Italian anthem
The Azzurri captain and team-mates are impressed by welcome from hundreds of youngsters in Fukuoka.
Italy v France - Guinness Six Nations
team announcement
Evergreen Parisse reaches another milestone for Italy
At 36, the Italy captain will become only the third player to appear at five Rugby World Cups when faces Namibia on Sunday.
Italy v France - RBS Six Nations
CHANGING PLACES
Italy's Samuela Vunisa relaxed about stepping in for a hero
Fiji-born number eight happy to replace Sergio Parisse in the Azzurri’s opening match against France on Saturday.
Italy v Ireland - RBS Six Nations
team talk
Italy's Leonardo Ghiraldini is ready and able to deputise for Sergio Parisse
Vice-captain admits loss of injured skipper against France would be a setback, but could inspire others to shine