Posted by: fiore | November 7, 2008

Azzurri v Wallabies

November is time for international rugby and this first week will see Italy playing Australia in Padova. The Azzurri are looking for a big win, but despite the many absences for injury among the Wallabies, once again the chances for the Italians to win are very few. The teams:

Italy's Andrea Marcato

the "Azzurro" Andrea Marcato

Italy: 15 Andrea Masi, 14 Kaine Robertson, 13 Gonzalo Canale, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 11 Mirco Bergamasco, 10 Andrea Marcato, 9 Pablo Canavosio, 8 Sergio Parisse (captain), 7 Mauro Bergamasco, 6 Josh Sole, 5 Marco Bortolami, 4 Carlo Antonio Del Fava, 3 Carlos Nieto, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Salvatore Perugini.
Replacements: 16 Fabio Ongaro, 17 Matias Aguero, 18 Tommaso Reato, 19 Alessandro Zanni, 20 Giulio Toniolatti, 21 Luciano Orquera, 22 Matteo Pratichetti.

Wallaby Berrick Barnes

Wallaby Berrick Barnes

Australia: 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14 Lachie Turner, 13 Stirling Mortlock (c), 12 Timana Tahu, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Berrick Barnes, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Richard Brown, 7 Phil Waugh, 6 Dean Mumm, 5 Hugh McMeniman, 4 Mark Chisholm, 3 Matt Dunning, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Ben Alexander.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Sekope Kepu, 18 Wycliff Palu, 19 David Pocock, 20 Matt Giteau, 21 Quade Cooper, 22 James O’Connor.

Kick-off: 15.00 (14.00 GMT)

Recent results:

2006 Australia won 25-18 at Stadio Flaminio
2005 Australia 69-21 at Telstra Dome
2002 Australia won 34-3 at Stadio Marassi
1996 Australia won 40-18 at Stadio Plebiscito
1994 Australia won 20-7 at Olympic Park
1994 Australia won 23-20 at Ballymore
1988 Australia won 55-6 at Stadio Flaminio
1986 Australia won 39-18 at Ballymore
1983 Australia won 29-7 at Stadio Mario Battaglini

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