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Canada and Italy will open the action in the World Cup on Saturday, when they clash in a Pool D fixture at Elland Road Stadium in Leeds. A must win game for both teams, if they are to retain any interest in qualifying for the knock phase of the tournament.While the winners of Saturday's match, will stay in with a chance of a top two finish in the Pool, it is very unlikely that they will be able to topple either Ireland or France from the qualifying places.Both sides lost in the opening round of the competition. Canada were beaten in Cardiff by Ireland,
while Italy lost the all 6Nations match against France at Twickenham. The French have since managed a bonus point win over the Romanians, and head the Pool with 9points.The teams last met in an international in 2012, when Italy beat the Canuks in Toronto by 2516.
The only previous World Cup meeting between the two, was back in 2003, when Canberra hosted the contest, and the Italians were also triumphant by 1914.Italy will go into the match as favourites, and with Ireland still to face, may still believe that they can yet make it through to the last eight.
Posted: 15th June 2012
Friday, the 15th of June, the Italy Tour sees Canada and Italy play in Toronto. This match is at 02:00 GMT but at 19:00 local time on Friday. Italy currently has their captain, Sergio Parisse, out of the game on injury. However, they have Martin Castrogiovanni when they go up against Canada at BMO field this Friday. Right now, the Italians are ranked at 12th while the Canadians are ranked at 13th. Castrogiovanni is thirty years old and he comes to us from Leicester. He was player of the year 2006 and 2007 in the top English league.
Canada hasn't had too many chances to play a top Rugby team. They have historically played teams from the B sides or second tier teams. Right now, Canada has won two games to the Italians four total wins, with Italy taking the last three in a row.
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