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Castro wins 80th cap in Italy win

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Martin Castrogiovanni won his 80th international cap when he came off the bench in Italy's 53-17 bonus-point win over Russia in the Rugby World Cup.

Tigers prop Castrogiovanni was introduced in the 48th minute of the Pool C clash in Trafalgar Park, Nelson.

Italy ran in six first-half tries to lead 38-7 at the break, while Russia scored their first Rugby World Cup try through Alexander Yanyushkin in the 33rd minute.

There were a further three tries after the break for the Azzurri, who moved third in Pool C level on points with Australia.

Italy take on USA in their next Rugby World Cup fixture in Nelson on Tuesday, September 27.