MAMMA MIA! ITALY ROUT RUSSIA

ITALY romped to their biggest ever World Cup win with a nine-try, 53-17 thrashing of Russia in Pool C yesterday. Giulio Toniolatt and Tommaso Benvenuti scored two tries apiece, Sergio Parisse, Edoardo Gori, Luke McLean and Alessandro Zanni also touched down and their ninth was a penalty try. The win leaves Italy third in the group and vying with Australia and Ireland for a quarter-final spot.