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Rugby Union - New Zealand thrash Italy 68-10

AFPAFP 12/11/2016
Israel Dagg of the New Zealand All Blacks scores a try during the international rugby match between New Zealand and Italy at Stadio Olimpico on November 12, 2016 in Rome, Italy. © Getty Images Israel Dagg of the New Zealand All Blacks scores a try during the international rugby match between New Zealand and Italy at Stadio Olimpico on November 12, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

A rampant New Zealand handed new Italy coach Connor O'Shea the worst possible debut when they crushed the Azzurri 68-10 in a one-off Test match on Saturday in Rome.

The All Blacks, missing a raft of senior players rested after the defeat by Ireland last week, scored 10 tries through Malakai Fekitoa (2), Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipulotu, Israel Dagg, Wyatt Crockett, Steven Luatua, Elliot Dixon, Rieko Ioane and Waisake Naholo, with Aaron Cruden hitting seven conversions and Lima Sopoaga two. Italy's Carlo Canna hit an early penalty before Tommaso Boni claimed a second-half consolation try converted by Tommaso Allan.

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