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Italy fields young, inexperienced side against Canada in rugby test

Team Canada rugby winger Sean Duke attends a media event in Toronto on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 prior to Friday's test match against Italy at BMO Field. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Neil Davidson
June 13, 2012 - 1:55 PM

TORONTO - Canada will face a young, inexperienced Italian side in a rugby test match at BMO Field on Friday.

The Italian starting 15 has just 275 caps between them, with 150 of those divided between two players.

And Italy will be without influential captain Sergio Parisse, who is nursing a hamstring injury.

Italy is ranked 13th in the world, compared to No. 12 for Canada.

The Italians are coming off a 37-22 loss in Argentina.

The Canadians defeated the U.S. Eagles 28-25 last weekend in Kingston, Ont.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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