New Zealand score 10 tries as they gear up for Ireland

They beat Italy 68-10 in Rome

BY Simon Maguire 22:27 Saturday 12 November 2016, 22:27 12 Nov 2016

Picture by: Christophe Ena / AP/Press Association Images

World Champions New Zealand bounced back from their defeat to Ireland last weekend with a comfortable 68-10 win over Italy in the eternal city.

Two tries from Malakai Fekitoa along with scores from Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipulotu, Israel Dagg, Wyatt Crockett, Steve Luatua, Elliot Dixon, Rieko Ioane and Waisake Naholo gave the all blacks the huge win.

Tommaso Boni scored for the Italians in the second half but it was too little, too late as Conor O'Shea's team were thoroughly outplayed.

New Zealand had made 12 changes to the team which played in Chicago last week and turned in a methodical performance as they outgunned the home side from start to finish. 

A bigger test awaits next weekend when they travel to Dublin to take on Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. 

 

 

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