Ital­ian scare

Sunday Star-Times - - SPORT -

The Wal­la­bies have avoided suc­ces­sive home de­feats to northern hemi­sphere teams, but it was closer than the fi­nal score­line sug­gests.

Lead­ing Italy by just a point with three min­utes to go, Australia scored two late tries to win 40-27 at Sun­corp Sta­dium in Bris­bane yes­ter­day. For 30 min­utes of the sec­ond half, Italy stormed back into con­tention and were a real chance of a stun­ning up­set but the Wal­la­bies kept their nerve.

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