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Injured Italy trio Castrogiovanni, Garcia, Rizzo out of RWC

Italy trio Castrogiovanni, Garcia, Rizzo out of Rugby World Cup because of injuries

Injured Italy trio Castrogiovanni, Garcia, Rizzo out of RWC

LONDON (AP) -- Italy ruled out injured props Martin Castrogiovanni and Michele Rizzo and center Gonzalo Garcia for the rest of the Rugby World Cup on Monday.

Team doctor Vincenzo Ieracitano said all three would be returning to their clubs to have surgery or rehabilitate, and replacements would be drafted into the squad.

Italy was eliminated from quarterfinals contention by the 16-9 loss to Ireland on Sunday at the Olympic Stadium, and has one more match left in Pool D, on Sunday against Romania. The match is still important, as third place in the pool earns automatic qualification for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.


Updated : 2021-09-23 08:57 GMT+08:00