Live updates: Rugby World Cup - Italy v Namibia at Saint-Etienne's Geoffrey-Guichard Stadium

  • 09/09/2023

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Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Rugby World Cup pool game between Italy and Namibia at Saint-Etienne's Geoffrey-Guichard Stadium.

While these teams are ranked only 13th and 21st in the world, this games holds some significance to the All Blacks, because they are also in Pool A of the tournament's early rounds.

Somewhat surprisingly, these rivals have split their four previous meetings, with Azzurri prevailing 47-22 four years ago in their most recent encounter at the Japan World Cup.

Neither are seriously considered quarter-final chances. Italy are the third-seeded team in this group, but some way behind France and New Zealand.

Join us at 11pm Saturday for kickoff.