In Pool A, Italy and New Zealand are vying for a quarter-final spot alongside host nation France. Italy, with a perfect 2-0 record, aims for its first-ever quarter-final appearance. New Zealand, at 1-1, must secure a win to ensure their quarter-final progression.
New Zealand were badly beaten by hosts France (27-13) in their first Pool stage match. In the second match, they dominated the singles over Namibia (71-3) and progressed to the knockout stages. The feat of not losing a match in the pool stage until the 2023 World Cup seems to have evaporated in an instant. It is a bitter experience for New Zealand Rugby team.
Italy won their first match of the pool stage with a cordial win 52-8 against Namibia. The team who haven’t played in the knockout till this year, are desperate to break the shackles of the Pool stage this time. A win in the first match will give them the inspiration to face three-time World champions New Zealand.
Stay tuned with us for all the latest news on the New Zealand vs Italy Rugby World Cup 2023 match. Let’s know some facts about New Zealand vs Italy match.
Hosts France, New Zealand, Italy, Uruguay, and Namibia have drawn in Pool A.
New Zealand vs Italy Rugby match will be played on Sunday 29th September 2023.
The kick-off time sharp at 8:00pm UK (9:00 pm local). In New Zealand Time – Sat 30 Sept, 8:00am NZST.
The match will held at OL Stadium, Lyon, France.
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Sky Sport (Sky NZ) has the exclusive broadcast rights in the New Zealand. Fans can enjoy free-to-air live coverage on Prime across the New Zealand. So All Blacks’s fans are not about to worry about watching Rugby on TV.
Sky Sport(Sky Italia) and RAI holds the live broadcast rights of the Rugby World Cup 2023 across Italy. Sky Sport will show 48 matches of the World Cup. Italy’s public service broadcaster RAI will reveal of all Italy’s matches and the most important phases of the tournament.
As Sky Sport is a subscription-based TV service that’s why you can watch sky on your Cable or Satellite plan.
Qualification for RWC 2023: New Zealand Qualified for 2023 as a Bronze medalist at RWC 2019
Captain & Coach for RWC 2023: Captain – Sam Cane, Head-coach – Ian Foster
Win in RWC title: 3 Times World Cup winner
Fri, 8 Sept 2023: New Zealand vs France ( 13 – 27 ), Stade de France
Fri, 15 Sept 2023: New Zealand vs Namibia ( 71 – 03) , stadium de Toulouse
Fri, 29 Sept2023: New Zealand vs Italy, 4:45pm (ET), OL Stadium
Thu, 5 Oct 2023: New Zealand vs Uruguay, 8:00pm (ET), OL Stadium
Qualification for RWC 2023: Six teams automatically qualified from Europe and Italy is one of them.
Captain & Coach for RWC 2023: Captain – Michele Lamaro, Head coach – Kieran Crowley
Win in RWC title: Italy couldn’t pass their Pool stage ever
Sat, 09 Sept 2023: Italy vs Namibia ( 52 – 8 ), Stade Geoffroy Guichard
Wed, 20 Sept 2023: Italy vs Uruguay ( 38 -17 ), 4:45pm (ET), Stade de Nice
Fri, 29 Sept 2023: Italy vs New Zealand, 8:00pm (ET), OL Stadium
Fri, 06 Oct 2023: Italy vs France, 8:00pm (ET), OL Stadium
New Zealand vs Italy last met in 2021 end-of-year rugby union internationals at Stadio Olimpico, Rome. There New Zealand beat Italy 47-9.
They faced each other overall 15 matches including 6 Pool matches in World Cup until 2023. In none of which the Blues have managed to win a single match. Their highest score was 21 against New Zealand. In contrast, All Blacks’ highest was 101 points against Italy in the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
New Zealand team lineups to face Italy:
Starting XV: Beauden Barrett, Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, Mark Tele’a, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith, Ardie Savea (capt), Dalton Papali’i, Shannon Frizell, Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Nepo Laulala, Codie Taylor, Ofa Tu’ungafasi.
Replacements: Dane Coles, Tamaiti Williams, Tyrel Lomax, Sam Whitelock, Sam Cane, Cam Roigard, Damian McKenzie, Anton Lienert-Brown.
Italy team lineups to face New Zealand:
Starting XV: Tommaso Allan, Ange Capuozzo, Juan Ignacio Brex, Luca Morisi, Montanna Ioane, Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney, Lorenzo Cannone, Michele Lamaro (capt), Sebastian Negri, Federico Ruzza, Dino Lamb, Marco Riccioni, Giacomo Nicotera, Danilo Fisichetti.
Replacements: Hame Faiva, Ivan Nemer, Simone Ferrari, Niccolo Cannone, Manuel Zuliani, Toa Halafihi, Martin Page-Relo, Paolo Odogwu.
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