Italy beats Canada on late penalty in rugby test match

27 June 2016

Italy's substitute flyhalf Carlo Canna kicked a late penalty to secure a 20-18 comeback win over Canada in a rugby union test match Sunday.

Trailing 18-17, Canna made the decisive kick from close range in the 72nd minute after a back-and-forth game dominated by penalties.

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Canna was yellow-carded in the 76th minute for a high tackle on Dan Moor, reducing the Italians to 14 men. But Italy maintained possession and held on for victory.

Ornel Gega scored a try for Italy while Tommaso Allan kicked four penalties

Gord McRorie scored all of Canada's points with six penalties.

The score was 9-9 at halftime.

27 June 2016

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