Italy edge Canada on late penalty

Conor O'Shea (Getty Images)
Conor O'Shea (Getty Images)

Toronto - Italy's substitute flyhalf Carlo Canna kicked a late penalty to secure a 20-18 comeback win over Canada in their Test against Canada on Sunday.

Trailing 18-17, Canna made the decisive kick from close range in the 72nd minute after a back-and-forth game dominated by penalties.

Canna was then yellow-carded in the 76th minute for a high tackle on Dan Moor, reducing the Italians to 14 men, but Italy maintained possession and held on for victory.

Ornel Gega scored a try for Italy while Tommaso Allan kicked four penalties.

Gord McRorie scored all of Canada's points with six penalties.

The score was 9-9 at half-time.

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