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What will be the legacy of the Italy World Cup team?

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#41 South Wakefield Sharks

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:28 PM

Not confirmed yet but England return from South African training camp on Monday 16 Oct and have a warm up scheduled in for Saturday 19th Oct. It is expected we'll play Italy & France will play USA.


I think I also read that the Italy warm up match will be broadcast by the BBC, but I think that was in 40-20 magazine and I've read it now, so passed it on.

#42 Evil Homer

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:59 PM

It should be Italy if that's the case so as not to devalue the tournament.

#43 jim_57

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:49 PM

It should be Italy if that's the case so as not to devalue the tournament.

Agreed, playing it in Italy is a no brainer, don't want anyone buying a ticket for a warm up instead of the tournament proper.

TBH I'm not sure it's the best choice of opponent for England. If Italy do field a side like mentioned earlier then it's a potential banana peel game. The last thing England would need as hosts would be a warm up loss to a country perceived as a "minnow".

#44 TheBinman

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:55 AM

Would be fantastic for England to Italy especially given the potential lineup, totally agree should be played in Italy but can't see it the big question is what's going to happen for Italy after the World Cup we desperately need a international system that allows smaller nation to play against the top 3 sides

#45 Viking Warrior

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:16 AM

brilliant, the hypocrisy of this thread is unbelievable, moaning about aussies playing for italy when a kiwi is playing for england............
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