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Italy scored seven tries since they procured a World Cup Pool B success against Canada.
Forwards Braam Steyn and Dean Budd crossed for tries led from the start.
Federico Zani, Mattia Bellini, sebastian Negri and Matteo Minozzi added tries and Italy were also awarded a penalty try.
Italy top the group after their World Cup win, but they have to play New Zealand or South Africa.
Italy head coach Conor O’Shea required his players”execute” their chances before kick-off, and they started up a 17-point lead at the break since they tapped Canada’s shaky defence.
The North American side, who had dropped their past six games against the Azzurri, had their chances because the ball lost in his mercy with the tryline, but their opportunity was spurned by Matt Heaton.
That was the first of managing errors as while Italy, together with the powerful Jake Polledri into the fore, claimed a clinical edge, Canada struggled to complete their openings.
Andrew Coe did score because he conquer Italy full-back Minozzi to cross at the corner, a consolation that is dazzling try – but it was the impressive Minozzi who was the final say.
Missed tackle the Italy full-back, who will combine Wasps was fantastic in defence and attack and he scored the Azzurri attempt to cap off a nice performance.
Canada confront defending champions New Zealand following on Wednesday, 2 October (11:15 BST), although Italy confront the Springboks following on 4 October (10:45).
Italy: Minozzi Campagnaro Bisegni Braley; Lovotti, Bigi, Ferrari, Sisi, Budd Polledri, Steyn.
Replacements: Zani, Quaglio, Riccioni, Ruzza, Mbanda Canna, Bellini.
Canada: Parfrey; Hassler, Lesage, Blevins, Van der Merwe; Nelson Buydens Tierney Larsen, Sheppard, Rumball, Ardron.
Replacements: Piffero, Sears-Duru, Keith Heaton Hearn, Coe.
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